Place, Health, and Diversity : Learning from the Canadian Experience

Place, Health, and Diversity : Learning from the Canadian Experience

Description

Although health equity and diversity-focussed research has begun to gain momentum, there is still a paucity of research from health geographers that explicitly explores how geographic factors, such as place, space, scale, community, and location, inform multiple axes of difference. Such axes can include residential location, age, sex, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, religion, socio-economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, education level, and immigration status. Specifically focussing on Canada's rapidly changing society, which is becoming increasingly pluralized and diverse, this book examines the place-health-diversity intersection in this national context. Health geographers are well positioned to offer a valuable contribution to diversity-focussed research because place is inextricably linked to differential experiences of health. For example, access to health care and health promoting services and resources is largely influenced by where one is physically and socially situated within the web of diversity. Furthermore, applying geographic concepts like place, in both the physical and social sense, allows researchers to explore multiple axes of difference simultaneously. Such geographic perspectives, as presented in this book, offer new insights into what makes diverse people, in diverse places, with access to diverse resources (un)healthy in different ways in Canada and beyond.


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Details

Author(s)
JD. MEd. Susan J. Elliott, Dr. Allison Williams, Dr. Melissa D. Giesbrecht, Valorie A. Crooks
Format
Hardback | 252 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 20.32mm | 522g
Publication date
28 Jun 2016
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
ISBN10
1472445023
ISBN13
9781472445025