Introducing the Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Authored by: Valorie A. Crooks , Gavin J. Andrews , Jamie Pearce , Marcie Snyder

Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138098046
eBook ISBN: 9781315104584
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Health geography is a vibrant, engaged, and methodologically diverse sub-discipline of human geography that explores all aspects of the relationship(s) between health and place. Research by health geographers is not only contributing to wider disciplinary debates in geography, but also proving increasingly influential across other social science and health disciplines and in the development of local, national, and global public-health policy. This edited volume provides the most comprehensive overview to date of contemporary research in the field of health geography. As a collection, it chronicles the diverse ideas, debates, and pressing questions that have driven this sub-discipline forward. The contributed chapters are written by those with recognized expertise in specific domains, which serves as a significant strength of this landmark edited collection. Each chapter offers an overview of the intellectual trajectory of a particular domain, identifies major claims and developments related to this domain in the context of health geography and health research more broadly, discusses the principal contributions of the domain to the sub-discipline, articulates the main criticisms or limitations of this domain of study, and offers ideas regarding future research directions or developments.

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