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

Putting Health Into Place Landscape, Identity, and Well-being

Part of the Space, Place and Society Series


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

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.

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Publication date

30th April 1998


Robin A. Kearns

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Syracuse University Press


272 pages


Social welfare & social services
Human geography



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