‘Lessons in Tension Control: Teaching Therapeutic Relaxation in Postwar Britain’
|Starts:||16:00 1 Mar 2016|
|Ends:||17:00 1 Mar 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students|
This seminar is part of the CHSTM Seminar Series Feb-May 2016.
CHSTM seminars will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm in Room 2.57 Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL https://goo.gl/maps/RTFk4 with tea and biscuits from 3.30pm.
All are welcome and please feel free pass this list on to interested colleagues.
This paper examines the reasons for the widespread popular uptake of relaxation practices in postwar Britain as a means of treating and preventing ill-health and enhancing wellbeing. It surveys the multiplicity of actors involved in relaxation training, and the associated pedagogic and material culture developed for promoting, learning and teaching relaxation. Through analysing the cultural, biomedical and educational underpinnings of relaxation teaching, the paper aims to shed new light on contested notions of health-management and expertise in the postwar decades.
Organisation: University of Exeter
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