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'You have to make a new way of life': women's drug treatment programmes as therapeutic landscapes in Canada

Love, Michelle, Wilton, Robert and Deverteuil, Geoff ORCID: 2012. 'You have to make a new way of life': women's drug treatment programmes as therapeutic landscapes in Canada. Gender, Place & Culture 19 (3) , pp. 382-396. 10.1080/0966369X.2011.609985

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The concept of the ‘therapeutic landscape’ has been widely applied by health geographers over the past decade and a half. Despite its broad application, the concept has been criticized. Some scholars, for example, have argued that it adopts an overly positive view of the health effects of therapeutics settings. Others have noted a lack of attention to gender. In this article we respond to these limitations by engaging with feminist research on women and drug use to critically examine women's experiences of the therapeutic space of drug treatment programmes. Drawing on in-depth interviews and participant observation conducted at two sites in southern Ontario, we examine the ways in which programmes' organizational logics, daily routines and social spaces are shaped by gendered assumptions about the nature of, and solutions to, women's drug use. In so doing, we contribute to a more nuanced and critically informed understanding of such landscapes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug use, gender, treatment, therapeutic landscapes, women, Canada.
Additional Information: published online 26.9.11
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0966-369X
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:45

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