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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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Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments

Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Christina R. Ergler, Robin Kearns, Karen Witten
December 18, 2020

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 12, 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
June 18, 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 (...

Geographies of Plague Pandemics The Spatial-Temporal Behavior of Plague to the Modern Day

Geographies of Plague Pandemics: The Spatial-Temporal Behavior of Plague to the Modern Day

1st Edition

By Mark Welford
March 08, 2018

Geographies of Plague Pandemics synthesizes our current understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of plague, Yersinia pestis. The environmental, political, economic, and social impacts of the plague from Ancient Greece to the modern day are examined. Chapters explore the identity of plague...

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 21, 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 ...

Therapeutic Landscapes

Therapeutic Landscapes

1st Edition

Edited By Allison Williams
December 21, 2007

The therapeutic landscape concept, first introduced early in the 1990s, has been widely employed in health/medical geography and gaining momentum in various health-related disciplines. This is the first book published in several years, and provides an introduction to the concept and its ...

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 ...

Environments, Risks and Health Social Perspectives

Environments, Risks and Health: Social Perspectives

1st Edition

By John Eyles, Jamie Baxter
August 16, 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 ...

Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies

Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies

1st Edition

Edited By Nancy E. Fenton, Jamie Baxter
August 01, 2016

Health geographers are increasingly turning to a diverse range of interpretative methodologies to explore the complexities of health, illness, space and place to gain more comprehensive understandings of well-being and broader social models of health and health care. Drawing upon postmodernism, ...

Population Health Intervention Research Geographical perspectives

Population Health Intervention Research: Geographical perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel W. Harrington, Sara McLafferty, Susan J. Elliott
July 26, 2016

Health geographers are well situated for undertaking population health intervention research (PHIR), and have an opportunity to be at the forefront of this emerging area of inquiry. However, in order to advance PHIR, the scientific community needs to be innovative with its methodologies, theories, ...

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