Title

A transactional view of shedding at the Berry Men's Shed

RIS ID

77838

Publication Date

2013

Publication Details

A. Wicks, "A transactional view of shedding at the Berry Men's Shed", in Transactional perspectives on occupation (eds M. P. Cutchin & V. A. Dickie), (Springer, Netherlands, 2013) 119-131.

Abstract

Shedding refers to the whole experience that occurs within a men's shed program. A transactional view of shedding at the Berry Men's Shed reveals the human and material transformations that occur as well as the resultant individual and community benefits. Understanding shedding from a transactional perspective highlights the complexity and multidimensional nature of shedding. Shedding involves more than just doing. It involves doing with others and doing for others. Moreover, a transactional view of the Berry Men's Shed demonstrates the valuable contributions of community-based, occupation-focused programs and the importance of opportunities for such programs to be developed organically. Such understandings are not gained when a view of occupation is too individualistic or when interrelations between person and context rather than their holistic transactions are studied.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4429-5_10