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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Unhealthy Cities : Poverty, Race, and Place in America.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2010
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kevin Fitzpatrick; Mark La Gory
|Description:||1 online resource (249 pages)|
|Contents:||Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America; Copyright; TABLE OF CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; CHAPTER 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF PLACE; Place Matters; Why an Urban, Place-Based Approach to Health?; Ghetto Poverty Tracts: A Definition; Place as Life Chance and Risk; Place as Social Resource; A Framework for the Book; CHAPTER 2 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. CHAPTER 3 THE ECOLOGY OF EVERYDAY URBAN LIFEMicro 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; CHAPTER 4 THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH; The Healthy Society; Health Beliefs; Health Lifestyles; Risk and Protective Factors; Psychosocial Resources; Neighborhood Disadvantage and the Ecology of Health; Conclusion; CHAPTER 5 CITIES AS MOSAICS OF RISK AND PROTECTION. Physical Hazards and Risks in the Residential EnvironmentSociocultural Hazards and Risks in the Residential Environment; Blankets of Protection; Physical and Mental Health Consequences for the Urban Dweller; Conclusion; CHAPTER 6 HEALTH RISKS AMONG SPECIAL POPULATIONS IN THE CITY; The Homeless; Risk and Hazard among the Homeless; Health among the Homeless; Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Theories of the Underclass; Context and Health Differences; Needs and Health Risks of the Young and Old; Youth at Risk; Elders at Risk: Physical and Mental Health Aspects of Aging; Conclusion. CHAPTER 7 PROMOTING HEALTH: PLACE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO PLACE-BASED PROBLEMSRemoval Strategies; Community Development Strategies; Healthy Places: Building a Healthier America Programs; Planning for the Future: Minimizing the Urban Health Penalty; REFERENCES; INDEX.|