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Health and Inequality: Geographical Perspectives / Edition 1

Health and Inequality: Geographical Perspectives / Edition 1

by Sarah Curtis Sarah Curtis
ISBN-10:
0761968237
ISBN-13:
9780761968238
Pub. Date:
01/31/2004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
ISBN-10:
0761968237
ISBN-13:
9780761968238
Pub. Date:
01/31/2004
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Health and Inequality: Geographical Perspectives / Edition 1

Health and Inequality: Geographical Perspectives / Edition 1

by Sarah Curtis Sarah Curtis

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‘At last! A tour de force on cities and health by someone who knows that geography matters. This is a groundbreaking text, preoccupied as much with health and well-being as with death, disease and despair. It is concerned with who wins and who loses from the social and spatial patterning of risk… Combining breadth of coverage with depth of analysis, Health and Inequality provides an intricate map of harmful spaces and healing places, together with some guidelines on how to get from one to the other' - Professor Susan Smith, Ogilvie Professor of Geography, University of Edinburgh

'Too often as health professionals we remain embedded in nursing and medical literature neglecting the opportunities offered through engaging with other bodies of knowledge. Such an opportunity presents itself in this book which draws on work undertaken by geographers that can help us in our thinking about health inequalities. The strength of this work lies in its aim to ensure that place and space are recognised as significant factors in health inequalities' - Community Practitioner

Health and Inequality presents a comprehensive analysis of how geographical perspectives can be used to understand the problems of health inequalities. The text has three principal themes: to discuss the geography of health inequality and to examine strategies for reducing disadvantage; to review and develop the theoretical basis for a geographical analysis of these problems - the discussion will illustrate how theoretical developments can help in the design and evaluation of intervention; and to explain how different methodologies in the geography of health, both quantitative and qualitative, can be applied in research - demonstrating the complementarity between them. By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes, Health and Inequality will be a key resource for understanding the articulation between theory and empirical methods for understanding health variation in urban areas.



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ISBN-13: 9780761968238
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/31/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Geographical Perspectives on Health and Inequality
PART ONE: GEOGRAPHICAL LANDSCAPES OF HEALTH
Therapeutic Landscapes
Wellness, Healing Places and Complementary Therapies
Landscapes of Power
Surveillance, Exclusion and Social Control
Landscapes of Poverty and Wealth
Landscapes of Consumption
Care and Commodification
Ecological Landscapes
Populations, Air, Water and Ground
PART TWO: INTEGRATING LANDSCAPE PERSPECTIVES: ASPECTS OF HEALTH IN URBAN SETTINGS
The Geography of Mental Health in Cities
Geography of an Infectious Disease
The Example of Tuberculosis
Health Geography in Strategies to Improve Public Health

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