Unhealthy Places The Ecology of Risk in the Urban Landscape

ISBN-10: 0415923727

ISBN-13: 9780415923729

Edition: 2000

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Description: Unhealthy Placesfocuses on issues of health in today's cities. By arguing that "place matters" in relation to the population's health, Kevin Fitzpatrick and Mark LaGory make a convincing argument about the general unhealthiness of urban environments and, thus, of the urban dweller. The authors offer a place-oriented approach to health and cover such topics as the ecology of everyday urban life, the sociology of health, needs and risks of the socially disadvantaged, needs and risks of children and the elderly in cities, and strategies for better health services in urban environments.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Tables/Figures
Acknowledgments
The Importance of Place
Place Matters
Why an Urban, Place-Based Approach to Health?
Place as Life Chance and Risk
Place as Social Resource
A Framework for the Book
Humans as Spatial Animals
The Meaning of Place
Territorial Behavior in Animals
Territorial Diversity in Humans
The Nature of the Environment-Behavior Relationship
Basic Spatial Needs in Humans
Conclusion
The Ecology of Everyday Urban Life
Micro Environments
Macro Environments: Cities as Unique Environments for Living
The Dimensions of the Urban Mosaic
Capitalism and Landscapes of Hazard and Despair
How Spatial Structures Affect Our Choices: A Constrained-Choice Approach
Conclusion
The Sociology of Health
The Healthy Society
Health Beliefs
Health Lifestyles
Risk and Protective Factors
Psychosocial Resources
Spatial Structure and Health: Theoretical Underpinnings
Conclusion
Cities as Mosaics of Risk and Protection
Physical Hazards and Risks in the Residential Environment
Sociocultural Hazards and Risks
Blankets of Protection
Physical and Mental Health Consequences for the Urban Dweller
Conclusion
Special Populations in the City: Needs and Risks of the Socially Disadvantaged
Inequality and Health
The Homeless
Risk and Hazard among the Homeless
Health among the Homeless
Psychosocial Protection against Hazards and Risks of Homelessness
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Theories of the Underclass
Context and Health Differences
The Ghetto Resident's Dilemma
Conclusion
Special Populations in the City: Needs and Risks of the Young and Old
Young Ones at Risk
Resiliency among Urban Youth
Forms of Protection
Successful Prevention
Elders at Risk: Physical and Mental Health Aspects of Aging
An Ecological View of Aging
Neighborhood as a Healthy Place for Aging
Conclusion
The Ecology of Health Promotion and Service Delivery
Removal Strategies
Community Development Strategies
Healthy Cities: A Comprehensive Community Development Strategy
Planning for the Future: Minimizing the Urban Health Penalty
References
Index
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