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Title Putting health into place : landscape, identity, and well-being / edited by Robin A. Kearns and Wilbert M. Gesler
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  614.42 Kea/Phi  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Space, place, and society
Space, place, and society.
Contents 1. Introduction / Robin A. Kearns and Wilbert M. Gesler -- 2. Bath's Reputation as a Healing Place / Wilbert M. Gesler -- 3. Surviving on Metaphor: How "Health = Hot Springs" Created and Sustained a Town / Martha E. Geores -- 4. Landscapes of State Violence and the Struggle to Reclaim Community: Mental Health and Human Rights in Iquique, Chile / Lessie Jo Frazier and Joseph L. Scarpaci -- 5. Place, Identity, and Disability: Narratives of Intellectually Disabled People in Toronto / Glenda Laws and John Radford -- 6. Women with Disabilities and Everyday Geographies: Home Space and the Contested Body / Isabel Dyck -- 7. Homeless Health and Service Needs: An Urban Political Economy of Service Distribution / Jonggyu Lee, Jennifer R. Wolch and Jessica Walsh -- 8. Concepts of Difference in Community Health / Lois M. Takahashi -- 9. The Relevance of Place in HIV Transmission and Prevention: The Commercial Sex Industry in Madras / Sheena Asthana
10. Making Connections Between Housing and Health / Sophie Hyndman -- 11. Smoking, Stigma, and the Purification of Public Space / Blake D. Poland -- 12. "Going It Alone": Place, Identity and Community Resistance to Health Reforms in Hokianga, New Zealand / Robin A. Kearns -- 13. Place, Participation, and Policy: People in and for Health-Care Policy / John Eyles and Andrea Litva -- 14. Place, Space, and Health Service Reform / Graham Moon and Tim Brown -- 15. Conclusion / Robin A. Kearns and Wilbert M. Gesler
Summary As the first word of the book's title suggests, this is an active volume, one that contributes to situating health in the simultaneously tangible, negotiated, and experienced realities of place. Robin A. Kearns and Wilbert M. Gesler argue that medical issues are a necessary but insufficient focus in developing geographies of health and healing. This contention is supported by the authors of the thirteen substantive chapters who convey research findings from the Americas, Britain, and the Pacific. This book represents a collective commitment to exploring links between social and cultural theory, ideas about place, and discourses on health that will be of interest to readers across the social and health sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-336) and index
Subject Human geography.
Medical geography.
Social medicine.
Author Gesler, Wilbert M., 1941-
Kearns, Robin A., 1959-
LC no. 97036239
ISBN 081562767X (cloth : alk. paper)
0815627688 (alk. paper)