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- DescriptionPlace is an important element in understanding health and health care disparities. More that merely a geographic location, place is a socio-ecological force with detectable effects on social life, independent well-being, and health. Despite the general enthusiasm for the study of place and the potential it could have for a better understanding of the distribution of health in different communities, research is at a difficult crossroads because of disagreements in how the construct should be conceptualized and measured. This edited volume incorporates an cross-disciplinary approach to the study of place, in order to come up with a comprehensive and useful definition of place. Topics covered include: Social Inequalities, Historical Definitions of Place, Biology and Place, Rural vs. Urban Places, Racialization of a Place, Migration, Sacred Places, Techlogical Invations An understanding of place is essential for health care professionals, as interventions often do t have the same effects in the clinic as they do in varied, naturalistic social settings.
- Author BiographyLinda Burton is a James P. Duke Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University.
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication03/02/2011
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Series TitleSocial Disparities in Health and Health Care
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 1
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note20 black & white tables, biography
- Weight565 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byDavid T. Takeuchi,Linda M. Burton,ManChui Leung,Stephen A. Matthews,Susan P. Kemp
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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