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An Introduction to the Geography of Health

2nd Edition

By Helen Hazen, Peter Anthamatten

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408 pages | 11 Color Illus. | 109 B/W Illus.

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Description

In the second edition of An Introduction to the Geography of Health, Hazen and Anthamatten explore the ways in which geographic ideas and approaches can inform our understanding of health. The book’s focus on a broad range of physical and social factors that drive health in places and spaces offers students and scholars an important holistic perspective on the study of health in the modern era.

In this edition, the authors have restructured the book to emphasize the theoretical significance of ecological and social approaches to health. Spatial methods are now reinforced throughout the book and other qualitative and quantitative methods are discussed in greater depth. Data and examples are used extensively to illustrate key points and have been updated throughout, including several new extended case studies such as water contamination in Flint Michigan, microplastics pollution, West Africa’s Ebola crisis, and the Zika epidemic. The book contains over one hundred figures, including new and updated maps, data graphics, and photos.

The book is designed to be used as the core text for a health geography course for undergraduate and lower-level graduate students, and is relevant to students of biology, medicine, entomology, social science, urban planning, and public health.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Section I Ecological Approaches to Human Health Introduction: Ecological Approaches to Human Health 2 Ecological Approaches to Human Health 3 Population-scale Processes: Demographic Change and the Evolution of Pathogens and Vectors 4 Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases 5 Environmental Exposures 6 Cartography and Geospatial Science in Health Section II Social Approaches to Health and Healthcare Introduction: Social Approaches to Health and Healthcare 7 Socioeconomic Environments 8 Culture and Identity 9 Power and Politics of Health 10 Geographies of Healthcare 11 Integrating Approaches to the Study of the Geography of Health: Policymaking from Geographic Perspectives Glossary Index

About the Authors

Helen Hazen is a broadly trained geographer, who focuses on issues of health and environment. She is currently a teaching associate professor at the University of Denver, USA, where she teaches classes on health and sustainability, as well as other aspects of geography.

Peter Anthamatten studied geography and public health as a graduate student and is currently an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, USA. His research interests are primarily around the geography of health with a focus on children’s behavioral and nutritional environments, but he also enjoys working on geographic education. Peter teaches the geography of health, cartography, and spatial statistics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA000000
HEALTH & FITNESS / General
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General