Health and Inequality

Author: Sarah Curtis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761968238
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By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes Sarah Curtis develops the basis for a geographical analysis of health problems and proposes a range of strategies for reducing disadvantage and societal inequalities.

Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Author: Valorie A. Crooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351598538
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The places of our daily life affect our health, well-being, and receipt of health care in complex ways. The connection between health and place has been acknowledged for centuries, and the contemporary discipline of health geography sets as its core mission to uncover and explicate all facets of this connection. The Routledge Handbook of Health Geography features 52 chapters from leading international thinkers that collectively characterize the breadth and depth of current thinking on the health–place connection. It will be of interest to students seeking an introduction to health geography as well as multidisciplinary health scholars looking to explore the intersection between health and place. This book provides a coherent synthesis of scholarship in health geography as well as multidisciplinary insights into cutting-edge research. It explores the key concepts central to appreciating the ways in which place influences our health, from the micro-space of the body to the macro-scale of entire world regions, in order to articulate historical and contemporary aspects of this influence.

Health Inequalities

Author: Katherine E. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019870335X
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Informed by a wealth of available research, between 1997 and 2010, the UK Labour government introduced a raft of policies to reduce health inequalities. Despite this, by most measures, the UK's health inequalities have continued to widen. This failure has prompted calls for new approaches to health inequalities research and some consensus that public health researchers ought to be more actively involved in 'public health advocacy'. Yet there is currently no agreement as to what these new research agendas should be and despite multiple commentaries reflecting on recent UK efforts to reduce health inequalities, there has so far been little attempt to map future directions for research or to examine what more egalitarian policies means in practical terms. Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives addresses these concerns. It takes stock of the UK's experiences of health inequalities research and policy to date, reflecting on the lessons that have been learnt from these experiences, both within the UK and internationally. The book identifies emergent research and policy topics, exploring the perspectives of actors working in a range of professional settings on these agendas. Finally, the book considers potential ways of improving the links between health inequalities research, policy and practice, including via advocacy. With contributions from established, international health inequalities experts and newer, up-and-coming researchers in the field, as well as individuals working on health inequalities in policy, practice and civil society settings, Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives is a 'must buy' for researchers, postgraduate students, policymakers, practitioners, and research funders.

The Geography of Health Inequalities in the Developed World

Author: P. J. Boyle
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754613985
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Illustrated by a wide range of international case studies, this book examines the issue of health inequalities in the developed world from a specifically geographical perspective. The authors prove that place is an important factor in health inequality and offer an original perspective on and insight into one of the major problems of the Western world. throughout the developed world is that of health inequalities. The Acheson Report re-emphasized this by showing that, in Britain at least, health inequalities between sub-groups of the population not only still exist, but that the health gap is widening between the better- and worse-off in society. While there has been growing recognition of the impact place makes to the distribution of mortality and morbidity, this volume focuses specifically on this point, examining the dilemmas of health inequality from a specifically geographical perspective

Geographies and Moralities

Author: Roger Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355503
Format: PDF
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This topical book addresses contemporary concern with the interconnections between geography and morality. Covers both the geographical context of morality, and moralities in geographical methods and practices. Contains up-to-date case studies based on original research. Deals with controversial issues, such as problems of globalization, European integration, human rights in Nigeria, territorial conflict in Israel, and land reform in post-apartheid South Africa. The editors are well-published leading international authorities. The contributors are drawn from Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel, South Africa, the UK and the US.

Geographies of Health

Author: Anthony C. Gatrell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118274857
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Setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments, this new edition of the well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography Includes international examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy

Health Geographies

Author: Tim Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118739027
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Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction explores health and biomedical topics from a range of critical geographic perspectives. Building on the field’s past engagement with social theory it extends the focus of health geography into new areas of enquiry. Introduces key topics in health geography through clear and engaging examples and case studies drawn from around the world Incorporates multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches applied in the field of health geography Identifies both health and biomedical issues as a central area of concern for critically oriented health geographers Features material that is alert to questions of global scale and difference, and sensitive to the political and economic as well sociocultural aspects of health Provides extensive pedagogic materials within the text and guidance for further study

Unequal health

Author: Daniel Dorling
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447305132
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In his new book, academic and writer Danny Dorling describes the current extent of inequalities in health as the scandal of our times.

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

Author: Clare Herrick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317528220
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To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation, globalisation, political economy, risk, vulnerability, lifestyles, geopolitics, culture, governance, development and the environment. Moreover, global health brings with it an innate, powerful and politicising spatial logic that is only now starting to emerge as an object of enquiry. This book aims to draw attention to and showcase the wealth of existing and emergent geographical contributions to what has recently been termed ‘critical global health studies’. Geographical perspectives, this collection argues, are essential to bringing new and critical perspectives to bear on the inherent complexities and interconnectedness of global health problems and purported solutions. Thus, rather than rehearsing the frequent critique that global health is more a ‘set of problems’ than a coherent disciplinary approach to ameliorating the health of all and redressing global bio-inequalities; this collection seeks to explore what these problems might represent and the geographical imaginaries inherent in their constitution. This unique volume of geographical writings on global health not only deepens social scientific engagements with health itself, but in so doing, brings forth a series of new conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions to social scientific, multidisciplinary scholarship.