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

by Robin A. Kearns

Part of the Space, Place and Society Series

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

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780815627685
Publication date: 30th April 1998
Author: Robin A. Kearns
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Social welfare & social services, Human geography,

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