A Companion to Health and Medical Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

A Companion to Health and Medical Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

By: Sara L. McLafferty (author), Tim Brown (author), Graham Moon (author)Hardback

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This Companion provides a comprehensive account of health and medical geography and approaches the major themes and key topics from a variety of angles. Offers a unique breadth of topics relating to both health and medical geography Includes contributions from a range of scholars from rising stars to established, internationally renowned authors Provides an up-to-date review of the state of the sub-discipline Thematically organized sections offer detailed accounts of specific issues and combine general overviews of the current literature with case study material Chapters cover topics at the cutting edge of the sub-discipline, including emerging and re-emerging diseases, the politics of disease, mental and emotional health, landscapes of despair, and the geography of care

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Tim Brown is a Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of Geography, Queen Mary University of London. He is Secretary/Treasurer of the RGS-IBG Geography of Health Research Group and has published numerous authored and co-authored book chapters and papers. Sara McLafferty is Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her books include GIS and Public Health (with Ellen Cromley) (2002) and Geographies of Women's Health (with Isabel Dyck and Nancy Lewis) (2001). Graham Moon is Professor of Spatial Analysis in Human Geography at the University of Southampton. He has published extensively in medical and health geography and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Health and Place.


List of Illustrations viii List of Contributors xi Acknowledgements xxiii 1 Introduction to Health and Medical Geography 1 Tim Brown, Sara McLafferty, and Graham Moon Part I Debates in Health and Medical Geography 13 2 Health Geography 15 Robin Kearns and Damian Collins 3 Medical Geography 33 Jonathan D. Mayer 4 Doubting Dualisms 55 Michael L. Dorn, Carla C. Keirns, and Vincent J. Del Casino Jr Part II Disease 79 5 Disease, Ecology, and Environment 81 Joseph R. Oppong and Adam Harold 6 Mapping Disease 96 Stephane Rican and Gerard Salem 7 Infectious Disease Diffusion 111 Clive E. Sabel, Dennis Pringle, and Anders Schaerstrom 8 Modeling Chronic Disease 133 Myles Gould 9 Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases 154 Michael Emch and Elisabeth D. Root 10 Situating Politics in Health and Medical Geography 173 Courtney J. Donovan and R. Ian Duncan 11 Living With and Experiencing Disease 188 Vincent J. Del Casino Jr Part III Health and Wellbeing 205 12 Therapeutic Landscapes as Health Promoting Places 207 Allison M. Williams 13 "... a Penis Is Not Needed in Order to Pee": Sex and Gender in Health Geography 224 Matt Sothern and Isabel Dyck 14 Impairment and Disability 242 Vera Chouinard 15 Mental and Emotional Health 258 Hester Parr and Joyce Davidson 16 Landscapes of Despair 278 Geoffrey DeVerteuil and Josh Evans 17 Representing the Un/healthy Body 301 Susan Craddock and Tim Brown Part IV Public Health and Health Inequalities 323 18 Health Geography and Public Health 325 Sarah Curtis, Mylene Riva, and Mark Rosenberg 19 Migration and Health 346 Paul Boyle and Paul Norman 20 Social Perspectives on Health Inequalities 375 Vani S. Kulkarni and S. V. Subramanian 21 Neighborhoods and Health 399 Anne Ellaway and Sally Macintyre 22 An Environmental Health Geography of Risk 418 Michael Jerrett with Sara Gale and Caitlin Kontgis 23 Environment, Perception, and Resistance 446 Susan J. Elliott 24 Healthy Behavior 460 Liz Twigg and Lynda Cooper 25 Governing Un/healthy Populations 477 Tim Brown and Duika L. Burges Watson Part V Health Care and Caring 495 26 Providing Health Care 497 Ross Barnett and Alison Copeland 27 Accessing Health Care 521 Thomas C. Ricketts 28 Location-allocation Planning 540 Frank Tanser, Peter Gething, and Peter Atkinson 29 The Changing Geography of Care 567 Christine Milligan and Andrew Power 30 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Production, Consumption, Research 587 Gavin J. Andrews, Jon Adams, and Jeremy Segrott Index 604

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405170031
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781405170031
  • weight: 1280
  • ISBN10: 1405170034

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