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From medical to health geography: novelty, place and theory after a decade of change

Kearns, Robin and Moon, Graham (2002) From medical to health geography: novelty, place and theory after a decade of change Progress in Human Geography, 26, (5), pp. 605-625. (doi:10.1191/0309132502ph389oa).

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In this paper, we reflect on the positioning of health geography within the wider academic landscapes of geography and health-related research. Drawing on examples from a number of countries, we consider the extent to which a ‘new geography of health’ has emerged in recent years. We structure our discussion around the themes of place, theoretical engagement and critical relevancy. Changes within the subdiscipline are placed in the context of a central question: what is new about the new geography of health?

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Published date: October 2002
Keywords: health geography, medical geography, disciplinary development.
Organisations: Economy Culture & Space, PHEW – P (Population Health)


Local EPrints ID: 46466
ISSN: 1477-0288
PURE UUID: e7fb347a-0192-4529-98cf-488091a510e2
ORCID for Graham Moon: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Jul 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:07

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