Mobilities and Health

Mobilities and Health

by Anthony C. Gatrell
Mobilities and Health

Mobilities and Health

by Anthony C. Gatrell


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Looking at health and health care in a new way, this book examines health risks and benefits as encountered 'on the move' rather than focusing on the risks and benefits incurred at fixed locations. The provision and utilization of health care is also investigated, as produced/delivered and consumed/accessed in mobile settings. Engaging with the contemporary concern with 'mobilities' this book covers many forms of movement and flow, including movements of people, disease, information and health care. The issues and problems which are considered - whether re-emerging infections, displaced persons, or the 'risks' of globalised travel - are of current and ongoing concern. Drawing on three main disciplines, geography, sociology, and epidemiology, author Tony Gatrell makes strong connections between these areas of inquiry, drawing on (for example) social theorising, geographical concepts, and epidemiological methods and data. The book will be of interest to the growing number of geographers working on the geography of health, along with social scientists involved in the mobilities 'turn'. More broadly, as issues of global public health that invariably involve the movements of people, goods, viruses and information continue to hit the headlines, the book is both timely and of policy relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409419921
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Series: Geographies of Health Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anthony C. Gatrell, Dean, School of Health and Medicine, and Professor of the Geography of Health, Lancaster University, UK

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Mobilising Concepts; Part 1 Travel; Chapter 2 Walking and Cycling; Chapter 3 Four Wheels Good?; Chapter 4 Trains, and Boats and Planes; Chapter 5 Vacations and the Tourist; Part 2 Migration; Chapter 6 The Displaced and the Dispossessed; Chapter 7 Migration, Health and Well-being; Part 3 Diffusion; Chapter 8 Disease Spread in First Modernity; Chapter 9 Disease Spread in Second Modernity: Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases; Part 4 Communication and Care; Chapter 10 Mobilities of Information; Chapter 11 Mobilities of Carers and Care; Chapter 12 Conclusions: Emerging Themes for Mobilities and Health;
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