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Geographies of Health Series: Geographies of Health Series


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There is growing interest in the geographies of health and a continued interest in what has more traditionally been labeled medical geography. The traditional focus of ’medical geography’ on areas such as disease ecology, health service provision and disease mapping (all of which continue to reflect a mainly quantitative approach to inquiry) has evolved to a focus on a broader, theoretically informed epistemology of health geographies in an expanded international reach. As a result, we now find this subdiscipline characterized by a strongly theoretically-informed research agenda, embracing a range of methods (quantitative; qualitative and the integration of the two) of inquiry concerned with questions of: risk; representation and meaning; inequality and power; culture and difference, among others. Health mapping and modeling, has simultaneously been strengthened by the technical advances made in multilevel modeling, advanced spatial analytic methods and GIS, while further engaging in questions related to health inequalities, population health and environmental degradation. This series publishes superior quality research monographs and edited collections representing contemporary applications in the field; this encompasses original research as well as advances in methods, techniques and theories. The Geographies of Health series will capture the interest of a broad body of scholars, within the social sciences, the health sciences and beyond.

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Cultivated Therapeutic Landscapes Gardening for prevention, restoration and equity

Cultivated Therapeutic Landscapes: Gardening for prevention, restoration and equity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Pauline Marsh, Allison Williams
June 30, 2023

Cultivated Therapeutic Landscapes provides an in-depth and critical exploration of the impact of gardens and gardening on health and wellbeing. It explores the gardens and gardening provide prevention and restoration mechanisms, while also improving social and health equity via a range of ...

Geography, Health and Sustainability Gender Matters Globally

Geography, Health and Sustainability: Gender Matters Globally

1st Edition

Edited By Allison Williams, Isaac Luginaah
November 25, 2021

With a global commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030, the SDGs present a historic opportunity to place gender as central to human progress across the globe. Gender equality, which requires the empowerment of all women and girls, is an explicit goal, in addition to being a fundamental ...

Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments

Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments

1st Edition

Edited By Christina R. Ergler, Robin Kearns, Karen Witten
March 31, 2021

How children experience, negotiate and connect with or resist their surroundings impacts on their health and wellbeing. In cities, various aspects of the physical and social environment can affect children’s wellbeing. This edited collection brings together different accounts and experiences ...

Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing Hydrophilia Unbounded

Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded

1st Edition

Edited By Ronan Foley, Robin Kearns, Thomas Kistemann, Ben Wheeler
February 11, 2019

Health geography makes critical contributions to contemporary and emerging interdisciplinary agendas of nature-based health and health-enabling places. Couched in theory and critical empirical work on nature and health, this book addresses questions on the relationships between water, health and ...

Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa

Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Ezekiel Kalipeni, Juliet Iwelunmor, Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint, Imelda K. Moise
July 06, 2018

The closure of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 prompted the need for a book of this kind. An interdisciplinary group of global health scholars contribute to the understanding of the emerging and fast-growing problem of the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (...

Non-Representational Theory & Health The Health in Life in Space-Time Revealing

Non-Representational Theory & Health: The Health in Life in Space-Time Revealing

1st Edition

By Gavin J. Andrews
February 22, 2018

Non-representational theory is an academic approach that animates the active world; its taking-place. It shows how material, sensory and affective processes combine with conscious thought and agency in the making of everyday life. This book offers an agenda for health geography, providing the ...

Geographies of Health and Development

Geographies of Health and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Bezner Kerr, Isaac Luginaah
February 06, 2018

The geographies of health and development is an emerging sub-discipline, tying in with many of the conceptual, theoretical and practical components of other disciplines working in health, health care, economics, and international development. Spatially and theoretically grounded in geography, this ...

Spatial Analysis in Health Geography

Spatial Analysis in Health Geography

1st Edition

By Pavlos Kanaroglou, Eric Delmelle
February 05, 2018

Presenting current research on spatial epidemiology, this book covers topics such as exposure, chronic disease, infectious disease, accessibility to health care settings and new methods in Geographical Information Science and Systems. For epidemiologists, and for the management and administration ...

Sense of Place, Health and Quality of Life

Sense of Place, Health and Quality of Life

1st Edition

By Allison Williams, John Eyles
November 28, 2016

A significant body of theoretical and empirical studies describes 'sense of place' as an outcome of interconnected psychological, social and environmental processes in relation to physical place(s). Sense of place has been examined, particularly in human geography, in terms of both the character ...

Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music

Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music

1st Edition

Edited By Gavin J. Andrews, Paul Kingsbury, Robin Kearns
November 24, 2016

Unearthing the messy and sprawling interrelationships of place, wellbeing, and popular music, this book explores musical soundscapes of health, ranging from activism to international charity, to therapeutic treatments and how wellbeing is sought and attained in contexts of music. Drawing on ...

Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place

Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place

1st Edition

Edited By Valorie A. Crooks, Gavin J. Andrews
November 15, 2016

Health care is constantly undergoing change and refinement resulting from the adoption of new practices and technologies, the changing nature of societies and populations, and also shifts in the very places from which care is delivered. Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place draws together ...

Environments, Risks and Health Social Perspectives

Environments, Risks and Health: Social Perspectives

1st Edition

By John Eyles, Jamie Baxter
August 26, 2016

Much of the scientific work on environmental health research has come from the clinical and biophysical sciences. Yet contributions are being made from the social sciences with respect to economic change, distributional equities, political will, public perceptions and the social geographical ...

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