A Companion to Health and Medical Geography / Edition 1

A Companion to Health and Medical Geography / Edition 1

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A Companion to Health and Medical Geography provides an essential starting point for anyone interested in studying the role of geography and of geographers, both past and present, in promoting an understanding of issues relating to health and illness.

Whilst thoroughly mapping out the territory covered by the sub-discipline and examining changes in focus and terminology, this book offers a discussion of the major themes from differing methodological and theoretical perspectives. Questions of class, ethnicity, gender, age, and sexuality are covered throughout the text and case studies within chapters draw upon scholarship from around the globe in order to illuminate key points.

Organized to promote dialogue and encourage health and medical geographers to rethink sub-disciplinary boundaries, this Companion provides a unique account of the history of the field and its future potential and possibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405170031
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/21/2009
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography , #14
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author


Tim Brown is a Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of Geography, Queen Mary University of London. He is Secretary/Treasurer of the RGS-IBG Geography of Health Research Group and has published numerous authored and co-authored book chapters and papers.

Sara McLafferty is Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her books include GIS and Public Health (with Ellen Cromley) (2002) and Geographies of Women’s Health (with Isabel Dyck and Nancy Lewis) (2001).

Graham Moon is Professor of Spatial Analysis in Human Geography at the University of Southampton. He has published extensively in medical and health geography and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Health and Place.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xxiii

1 Introduction to Health and Medical Geography 1
Tim Brown, Sara McLafferty, and Graham Moon

Part I Debates in Health and Medical Geography 13

2 Health Geography 15
Robin Kearns and Damian Collins

3 Medical Geography 33
Jonathan D. Mayer

4 Doubting Dualisms 55
Michael L. Dorn, Carla C. Keirns, and Vincent J. Del Casino Jr

Part II Disease 79

5 Disease, Ecology, and Environment 81
Joseph R. Oppong and Adam Harold

6 Mapping Disease 96
Stéphane Rican and Gérard Salem

7 Infectious Disease Diffusion 111
Clive E. Sabel, Dennis Pringle, and Anders Schærström

8 Modeling Chronic Disease 133
Myles Gould

9 Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases 154
Michael Emch and Elisabeth D. Root

10 Situating Politics in Health and Medical Geography 173
Courtney J. Donovan and R. Ian Duncan

11 Living With and Experiencing Disease 188
Vincent J. Del Casino Jr

Part III Health and Wellbeing 205

12 Therapeutic Landscapes as Health Promoting Places 207
Allison M. Williams

13 “. . . a Penis Is Not Needed in Order to Pee”: Sex and Gender in Health Geography 224
Matt Sothern and Isabel Dyck

14 Impairment and Disability 242
Vera Chouinard

15 Mental and Emotional Health 258
Hester Parr and Joyce Davidson

16 Landscapes of Despair 278
Geoffrey DeVerteuil and Josh Evans

17 Representing the Un/healthy Body 301
Susan Craddock and Tim Brown

Part IV Public Health and Health Inequalities 323

18 Health Geography and Public Health 325
Sarah Curtis, Mylène Riva, and Mark Rosenberg

19 Migration and Health 346
Paul Boyle and Paul Norman

20 Social Perspectives on Health Inequalities 375
Vani S. Kulkarni and S. V. Subramanian

21 Neighborhoods and Health 399
Anne Ellaway and Sally Macintyre

22 An Environmental Health Geography of Risk 418
Michael Jerrett with Sara Gale and Caitlin Kontgis

23 Environment, Perception, and Resistance 446
Susan J. Elliott

24 Healthy Behavior 460
Liz Twigg and Lynda Cooper

25 Governing Un/healthy Populations 477
Tim Brown and Duika L. Burges Watson

Part V Health Care and Caring 495

26 Providing Health Care 497
Ross Barnett and Alison Copeland

27 Accessing Health Care 521
Thomas C. Ricketts

28 Location-allocation Planning 540
Frank Tanser, Peter Gething, and Peter Atkinson

29 The Changing Geography of Care 567
Christine Milligan and Andrew Power

30 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Production, Consumption, Research 587
Gavin J. Andrews, Jon Adams, and Jeremy Segrott

Index 604

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"This companion is an excellent resource. The linkages between chapters and between thematic sections are excellent, providing a comprehensive account of the current state of the subdiscipline." (Environment and Planning B, January 2011)

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