Unhealthy Places : The Ecology of Risk in the Urban Landscape

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Unhealthy Places : The Ecology of Risk in the Urban Landscape

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 274 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415923712
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基本説明

Covers such topics as the ecology of everyday urban life, the sociology of health, strategies for better health services in urban environments, etc.

Full Description


First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.convincing argument about the general unhealthiness of urban environments and thus, of the urban dweller.

Table of Contents

        List of Tables/Figures                     xi
Acknowledgments xiii
The Importance of Place 1 (22)
Place Matters 4 (2)
Why an Urban, Place-Based Approach to 6 (4)
Health?
Place as Life Chance and Risk 10 (3)
Place as Social Resource 13 (4)
A Framework for the Book 17 (6)
Humans as Spatial Animals 23 (24)
The Meaning of Place 24 (2)
Territorial Behavior in Animals 26 (4)
Territorial Diversity in Humans 30 (4)
The Nature of the Environment-Behavior 34 (3)
Relationship
Basic Spatial Needs in Humans 37 (9)
Conclusion 46 (1)
The Ecology of Everyday Urban Life 47 (36)
Micro Environments 49 (7)
Macro Environments: Cities as Unique 56 (5)
Environments for Living
The Dimensions of the Urban Mosaic 61 (6)
Capitalism and Landscapes of Hazard and 67 (4)
Despair
How Spatial Structures Affect Our Choices: 71 (9)
A Constrained-Choice Approach
Conclusion 80 (3)
The Sociology of Health 83 (24)
The Healthy Society 85 (2)
Health Beliefs 87 (2)
Health Lifestyles 89 (4)
Risk and Protective Factors 93 (4)
Psychosocial Resources 97 (4)
Spatial Structure and Health: Theoretical 101 (5)
Underpinnings
Conclusion 106 (1)
Cities as Mosaics of Risk and Protection 107 (26)
Physical Hazards and Risks in the 109 (3)
Residential Environment
Sociocultural Hazards and Risks 112 (4)
Blankets of Protection 116 (12)
Physical and Mental Health Consequences for 128 (4)
the Urban Dweller
Conclusion 132 (1)
Special Populations in the City: Needs and 133 (34)
Risks of the Socially Disadvantaged
Inequality and Health 134 (2)
The Homeless 136 (4)
Risk and Hazard among the Homeless 140 (4)
Health among the Homeless 144 (2)
Psychosocial Protection against Hazards and 146 (5)
Risks of Homelessness
Racial and Ethnic Minorities 151 (1)
Theories of the Underclass 152 (5)
Context and Health Differences 157 (6)
The Ghetto Resident's Dilemma 163 (2)
Conclusion 165 (2)
Special Populations in the City: Needs and 167 (36)
Risks of the Young and Old
Young Ones at Risk 168 (8)
Resiliency among Urban Youth 176 (1)
Forms of Protection 177 (4)
Successful Prevention 181 (2)
Elders at Risk: Physical and Mental Health 183 (4)
Aspects of Aging
An Ecological View of Aging 187 (6)
Neighborhood as a Healthy Place for Aging 193 (7)
Conclusion 200 (3)
The Ecology of Health Promotion and Service 203 (30)
Delivery
Removal Strategies 207 (5)
Community Development Strategies 212 (15)
Healthy Cities: A Comprehensive Community 227 (2)
Development Strategy
Planning for the Future: Minimizing the 229 (4)
Urban Health Penalty
References 233 (36)
Index 269