RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017

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266 Book launch and drinks reception: Health Geographies – A Critical Introduction
Affiliation Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group
Convenor(s) Ailie Tam (University of East Anglia, UK)
Chair(s) Ailie Tam (University of East Anglia, UK)
Timetable Thursday 31 August 2017, Evening (18:45 - 20:00)
Session abstract Join us for the launch of the new book, ' Health Geographies – A Critical Introduction', co-authored by Tim Brown, Gavin J. Andrews, Steve Cummins, Beth Greenhough, Dan Lewis, and Andrew Power.
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Health Geography – A Critical Introduction
Tim Brown (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Andrew Power (University of Southampton, UK)
Beth Greenhough (University of Oxford, UK)
Gavin Andrews (McMaster University, Canada)
Steven Cummins (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction explores health and biomedical topics from a range of critical geographic perspectives. Building on the field’s past engagement with social theory it extends the focus of health geography into new areas of enquiry. It features material that is alert to questions of global scale and difference, and sensitive to the political and economic as well as sociocultural aspects of health. In particular, it focuses on how we as citizens secure health and wellbeing, the governance and biopolitics of health, and how care is provided and experienced in an age of heightened neoliberalism, austerity and localism.