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Putting Health Into Place : Landscape, Identity, and Well-being - Robin A Kearns

Putting Health Into Place

Landscape, Identity, and Well-being

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780815627678
Number Of Pages: 272

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This collection of essays argues for a reinvention of medical geography, considering the relationships between human health and the experience of place, influenced by developments in socio-cultural theory and observed health concerns.

Introductionp. 1
Bath's Reputation as a Healing Placep. 17
Surviving on Metaphor: How "Health = Hot Springs" Created and Sustained a Townp. 36
Landscapes of State Violence and the Struggle to Reclaim Community: Mental Health and Human Rights in Iquique, Chilep. 53
Place, Identity, and Disability: Narratives of Intellectually Disabled People in Torontop. 77
Women with Disabilities and Everyday Geographies: Home Space and the Contested Bodyp. 102
Homeless Health and Service Needs: An Urban Political Economy of Service Distributionp. 120
Concepts of Difference in Community Healthp. 143
The Relevance of Place in HIV Transmission and Prevention: The Commercial Sex Industry in Madrasp. 168
Making Connections Between Housing and Healthp. 191
Smoking, Stigma, and the Purification of Public Spacep. 208
"Going It Alone": Place, Identity and Community Resistance to Health Reforms in Hokianga, New Zealandp. 226
Place, Participation, and Policy: People in and for Health-Care Policyp. 248
Place, Space, and Health Service Reformp. 270
Conclusionp. 289
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780815627678
ISBN-10: 081562767X
Series: Space, Place and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.64

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