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Culture/Place/Health : Critical Geographies (Hardcover) - Wilbert M. Gesler

Culture/Place/Health

Critical Geographies (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780415190657
Number Of Pages: 200

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Culture/Place/Health is the first exploration of cultural-geographical health research for a decade, drawing on contemporary research undertaken by geographers and other social scientists to explore the links between culture, place and health. It uses a wealth of examples from societies around the world to assert the place of culture in shaping relations between health and place. It contributes to an expanding of horizons at the intersection of the discipline of geography and the multidisciplinary domain of health concerns.

Table of contents
List of figures
List of boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Introduction, Culture, Place, Health, Narrating change
Culture matters to health
Introduction
What is culture
A brief history of traditional cultural geography
The emergence of a new cultural geography
Structuralism and humanism, postmodernism
Cultures of health
Cultural geographies of health
Cultural matters
Further reading
Studying culture/placing ourselves
Introduction
Surveying the field
The place of observation
Observation through participating/participating while observing
Embodied power
knowledge and observation
Interpreting texts
Conclusion
Further reading
Structure and agency
Introduction
The structural approach
Unhealthy societies
The humanist approach, Deprived people
Integrating structure and agency
Treating the mad
Conclusions
Further reading
Language/metaphor/health
Introduction
Word
words
words
Metaphors and meaning
Stories of illness
Knowledge, power, resistance
Medical encounters
And what about place
Health and the media
Medical soaps
Imaginative literature
Listening to language
Further reading
Cultural difference in health and place
Introduction, A woman's place in health care
Ethnic differences in health experience
Geographies of sexual orientation
People with disabilities
Conclusion
Further reading
Landscapes of healing
Introduction
Nature as healer
Selling the places that heal
Symbolic healing landscapes
Therapeutic landscapes
Landscape/place/healing
Further reading
Consumption, place and health
Introduction
The character of consumerism
The changing face of consumption landscapes
Symbolism
landscape and health care
Consumerist ideology in the landscape
Finding space for non-consumers
Conclusion
Further reading
Conclusion
Introduction
Theoretical diversity
Key questions
The disciplinary/interdisciplinary tension
What makes a health geographer today
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415190657
ISBN-10: 0415190657
Series: Critical Geographies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 15.65  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1