Geography: Book Series

Geographies of Health Series

Geographies of Health Series

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.

  • Geographies of Plague Pandemics

    The Spatial-Temporal Behavior of Plague to the Modern Day

    By Mark Welford

    Geographies of Plague Pandemics syntheses 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…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28 
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  • Non-Representational Theory & Health

    The Health in Life in Space-time Revealing

    By Gavin J. Andrews

    Non-representational theory constitutes an academic approach that animates the active world; its taking-place. It shows how the material, affective and the sensory matter to, and overflow, conscious thought and agency in everyday life. This book offers an agenda for health geography, providing the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14 
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  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments

    Edited by Christina R. Ergler, Robin Kearns, Karen Witten

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
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  • Sense of Place, Health and Quality of Life

    By Allison Williams

    Edited by John Eyles

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Environments, Risks and Health

    Social Perspectives

    By John Eyles, Jamie Baxter

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16
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  • Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies

    Edited by Nancy E. Fenton, Jamie Baxter

    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,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01
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  • Population Health Intervention Research

    Geographical perspectives

    Edited by Daniel W. Harrington, Sara McLafferty, Susan J. Elliott

    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,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26
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  • Place, Health, and Diversity

    Learning from the Canadian Experience

    Edited by Melissa D. Giesbrecht, Valorie A. Crooks

    Although health equity and diversity-focussed research has begun to gain momentum, there is still a paucity of research from health geographers that explicitly explores how geographic factors, such as place, space, scale, community, and location, inform multiple axes of difference. Such axes can…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
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  • Spatial Analysis in Health Geography

    By Pavlos Kanaroglou, Eric Delmelle

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
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  • The Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum

    Recycling Concepts, Sites and Memories

    By Graham Moon, Robin Kearns

    The last 40 years has seen a significant shift from state commitment to asylum-based mental health care to a mixed economy of care in a variety of locations. In the wake of this deinstitutionalisation, attention to date has focussed on users and providers of care. The consequences for the idea and…

    Hardback – 2015-05-26
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  • Geographies of Health and Development

    Edited by Rachel Bezner Kerr, Isaac Luginaah

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28
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  • Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music

    Edited by Paul Kingsbury, Gavin J. Andrews, Robin Kearns

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-03-12
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  • Mobilities and Health

    By Anthony C. Gatrell

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-10-28
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  • Space, Place and Mental Health

    By Sarah Curtis

    There is a strong case today for a specific focus on mental public health and its relation to social and physical environments. From a public health perspective, we now appreciate the enormous significance of mental distress and illness as causes of disability and impairment. Stress and anxiety,…

    Hardback – 2010-08-28
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  • Healing Waters

    Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

    By Ronan Foley

    Bringing together a range of different place-studies, including holy wells, spa towns, Turkish baths and sweat-houses, sea-bathing and the modern spa, this book investigates associations between water, health, place and culture in Ireland. It is informed by a humanistic approach, showing how health…

    Hardback – 2010-07-01
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  • Towards Enabling Geographies

    ‘Disabled’ Bodies and Minds in Society and Space

    By Edward Hall

    Edited by Vera Chouinard

    Over the past 15 years, geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. 'Towards Enabling Geographies' brings together leading scholars to showcase the 'second wave' of geographical studies concerned with…

    Hardback – 2010-04-28
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  • Geographies of Obesity

    Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic

    By Karen Witten

    Edited by Jamie Pearce

    Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. By the year 2000, 65% of the United States population were overweight, 30% of these obese. Whilst medical treatment has tended to focus on individual habits of diet and exercise, this approach…

    Hardback – 2010-02-28
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  • There's No Place Like Home: Place and Care in an Ageing Society

    By Christine Milligan

    Against a background of debate around global ageing and what this means in terms of the future care need of older people, this book addresses key concerns about the nature and site of care and care-giving. Following a critical review of research into who cares, where and how, it uses geographical…

    Hardback – 2009-09-28
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  • Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place

    By Gavin J. Andrews

    Edited by Valorie A. Crooks

    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…

    Hardback – 2008-12-16
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  • Therapeutic Landscapes

    Edited by Allison Williams

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-12-21
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    Geographies of Health Series