A Critical Introduction
Critical Introductions to Geography
1. Edition July 2017
296 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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
List of Tables viii
List of Boxes ix
Notes on Contributors x
1 Introduction 1
Tim Brown, Gavin J. Andrews, Steven Cummins, Beth Greenhough, Dan Lewis, Andrew Power
Part I Body, Health and Disease 21
2 The Body in Health Geography 23
3 Health and Place 39
Gavin J. Andrews
Part II Changing Spaces of (Health) Care 57
4 Landscapes of Wellbeing 59
Gavin J. Andrews
5 (Re)Locating, Reforming and Providing Health Care 75
Gavin J. Andrews
6 Spaces of Care 95
7 Post?]Asylum Geographies 114
Part III Producing Health 135
8 Ecological Approaches to Public Health 137
9 Capturing Complexity 156
10 Interventions for Population Health 174
Part IV Emerging Geographies of Health and Biomedicine 191
11 Epidemics and Biosecurity 193
12 Pharmaceuticalisation and Medical Research 215
13 Health and Medical Tourism 234
14 Global Health Geographies 251
Tim Brown is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary University of London. He is co-editor of A Companion to Health and Medical Geography (Wiley-Blackwell 2010) and Bodies Across Borders: The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals (Ashgate 2015), and associate editor of The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society (Wiley-Blackwell 2014).
Steven Cummins is Professor of Population Health and NIHR Senior Fellow at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has published widely across the medical and social sciences on socio-environmental inequalities in health and health behaviour and the evaluation of health and social policies to reduce them.
Beth Greenhough is Associate Professor of Human Geography and Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford. She isco-editor of Bodies Across Borders: The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals (Ashgate 2015) and has authored papers on the biomedical sciences and their impact on society, bioethics and the history of medical research.
Daniel Lewis is Research Fellow in Spatial Analysis at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a quantitative Health Geographer who is interested in the socio-spatial dimensions of health, welfare and inequality.
Andrew Power is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Southampton. His research interests focus on the geographies of caregiving and disability, and the post-asylum geographies of mental health. He has published widely in leading journals including recent papers, Social Science and Medicine (2013) and Journal of Social Policy (2014), as well as two recent books, Landscapes of care: Comparative Perspectives on Family Caregiving (2010) with Ashgate and Active Citizenship and Disability: Implementing the Personalisation of Support (2013) with Cambridge University Press.