Culture/Place/Health / Edition 1

Culture/Place/Health / Edition 1

by Wilbert M. Gesler, Robin A. Kearns
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415190657
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/2001
Series:
Critical Geographies Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of boxes
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Culture matters to health11
3Studying culture/placing ourselves36
4Structure and agency50
5Language/metaphor/health72
6Cultural difference in health and place96
7Landscapes of healing120
8Consumption, place and health139
9Conclusion154
Bibliography160
Index180

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