Social Disparities in Health and Health Care

Communities, Neighborhoods, and Health

Expanding the Boundaries of Place

Editors: Burton, L.M., Kemp, S.P., Leung, M., Matthews, S.A., Takeuchi, D.T. (Eds.)

  • Provides new definitions and conceptualizations for the study of place
  • Features an interdisciplinary group of contributors that examine the issue from many angles
  • Offers practical approaches for addressing place in research
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About this book

Place 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 • Technological Innovations An understanding of place is essential for health care professionals, as interventions often do not have the same effects in the clinic as they do in varied, naturalistic social settings.

About the authors

Linda Burton is a James P. Duke Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Place, History, Memory: Thinking Time Within Place

    Kemp, Susan P.

    Pages 3-19

  • Formalizing Place in Geographic Information Systems

    Goodchild, Michael F.

    Pages 21-33

  • Spatial Polygamy and the Heterogeneity of Place: Studying People and Place via Egocentric Methods

    Matthews, Stephen A.

    Pages 35-55

  • Placing Biology in Breast Cancer Disparities Research

    Gehlert, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

  • Race, Place, and Health

    Leung, ManChui (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

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eBook $149.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2797-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communities, Neighborhoods, and Health
Book Subtitle
Expanding the Boundaries of Place
Editors
  • Linda M. Burton
  • Susan P. Kemp
  • ManChui Leung
  • Stephen A. Matthews
  • David T. Takeuchi
Series Title
Social Disparities in Health and Health Care
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7482-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7482-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7481-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2797-1
Series ISSN
2468-6778
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 254
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