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Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction

Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction

Tim Brown, Gavin J. Andrews, Steven Cummins, Beth Greenhough, Daniel Lewis, Andrew Power

ISBN: 978-1-118-73901-3

May 2017

304 pages

$35.99

Description

Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction explores health and biomedical topics from a range of critical geographic perspectives. Building on the field’s past engagement with social theory it extends the focus of health geography into new areas of enquiry.

  • Introduces key topics in health geography through clear and engaging examples and case studies drawn from around the world
  • Incorporates multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches applied in the field of health geography
  • Identifies both health and biomedical issues as a central area of concern for critically oriented health geographers
  • Features material that is alert to questions of global scale and difference, and sensitive to the political and economic as well sociocultural aspects of health
  • Provides extensive pedagogic materials within the text and guidance for further study

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List of Figures vii

List of Tables viii

List of Boxes ix

Notes on Contributors x

Foreword xii

1 Introduction 1
Tim Brown, Gavin J. Andrews, Steven Cummins, Beth Greenhough, Dan Lewis, Andrew Power

Part I Body, Health and Disease 21

2 The Body in Health Geography 23
Tim Brown

3 Health and Place 39
Gavin J. Andrews

Part II Changing Spaces of (Health) Care 57

4 Landscapes of Wellbeing 59
Gavin J. Andrews

5 (Re)Locating, Reforming and Providing Health Care 75
Gavin J. Andrews

6 Spaces of Care 95
Andrew Power

7 Post-Asylum Geographies 114
Andrew Power

Part III Producing Health 135

8 Ecological Approaches to Public Health 137
Steve Cummins

9 Capturing Complexity 156
Dan Lewis

10 Interventions for Population Health 174
Steve Cummins

Part IV Emerging Geographies of Health and Biomedicine 191

11 Epidemics and Biosecurity 193
Beth Greenhough

12 Pharmaceuticalisation and Medical Research 215
Beth Greenhough

13 Health and Medical Tourism 234
Beth Greenhough

14 Global Health Geographies 251
Tim Brown

Index