Global Perspectives on Health Geography
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COVID-19 and Similar Futures

Pandemic Geographies

Editors: Andrews, G.J., Crooks, V.A., Pearce, J.R., Messina, J.P. (Eds.)

  • Provides a critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Bridges contemporary phases/streams of literature in the context of COVID-19
  • Articulates a diverse and multiscalar geographical approach to the Covid-19 crisis
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About this book

This volume provides a critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic showcasing the full range of issues and perspectives that the discipline of geography can expose and bring to the table, not only to this specific event, but to others like it that might occur in future. Comprised of almost 60 short (2500 word) easy to read chapters, the collection provides numerous theoretical, empirical and methodological entry points to understanding the ways in which space, place and other geographical phenomenon are implicated in the crisis.

Although falling under a health geography book series, the book explores the centrality and importance of a full range of biological, material, social, cultural, economic, urban, rural and other geographies. Hence the book bridges fields of study and sub-disciplines that are often regarded as separate worlds, demonstrating the potential for future collaboration and cross-disciplinary inquiry. Indeed book articulates a diverse but ultimately fulsome and multiscalar geographical approach to the major health challenge of our time, bringing different types of scholarship together with common purpose. 

The intended audience ranges from senior undergraduate students and graduate students to professional academics in geography and a host of related disciplines. These scholars might be interested in COVID-19 specifically or in the book’s broad disciplinary approach to infectious disease more generally. The book will also be helpful to policy-makers at various levels in formulating responses, and to general readers interested in learning about the COVID-19 crisis.

About the authors

Dr. Gavin J. Andrews is a Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, and an Associate member of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at the same institution. He is a health geographer with wide-ranging empirical interests including in aging, holistic medicine, health care work, fitness cultures, health histories and arts. Much of his work is theoretical and considers the state-of-the-art of health geography. In recent years he has become interested in the potential of posthumanist and non-representational theories for conveying the vitality, immediacy and practice of health and wellbeing.

Dr. Valorie Crooks is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University (Canada). She currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies and a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Much of her research examines the ethical, equity, and safety issues associated with transnational health care mobilities (e.g., medical tourism). Dr. Crooks is a Section Editor with the journal Globalization & Health and is Founding Editor of Springer's Global Perspectives on Health Geography book series.

Dr. Jamie Pearce is Professor of Health Geography at the University of Edinburgh, UK where he is co-Director of the Centre for Research on Environment Society and Health (CRESH), and Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science. Professor Pearce’s research seeks to understand various social, political and environmental mechanisms operating at a range of geographical scales that establish and perpetuate spatial inequalities in health over the lifecourse. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Health and Place, and founding co- is Editor-in-Chief of the recently established journal Wellbeing, Space & Society.

Dr. Janey Messina is a jointly appointed Associate Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies at the University of Oxford. She is also a Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics. She is a quantitative geographer by training, with a background in health geography and spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases. She has previously led spatial epidemiology research in Oxford's Department of Zoology, and served as secretariat to the Rockefeller Foundtion Economic Council on Planetary Health.

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
COVID-19 and Similar Futures
Book Subtitle
Pandemic Geographies
Editors
  • Gavin J. Andrews
  • Valorie A. Crooks
  • Jamie R. Pearce
  • Jane P. Messina
Series Title
Global Perspectives on Health Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70179-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70179-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70178-9
Series ISSN
2522-8005
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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