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In pursuit of healthy environments : historical cases on the environment-health nexus

Author: Esa Ruuskanen; Heini Hakosalo
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. ©2021
Series: Routledge studies in environment, culture, and society.
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"In Pursuit of Healthy Environments brings temporal depth to a highly topical issue, the interaction between health and the environment. By means of a rich set of historical case studies from Americas to Europe and from the tropics to the Arctic, the volume demonstrates that the concern for creating and finding healthy environments is not a new one, shows how the link between the environment and health has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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In pursuit of healthy environments
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
(DLC) 2020023747
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esa Ruuskanen; Heini Hakosalo
ISBN: 9780367259051 0367259052
OCLC Number: 1155483962
Description: xi, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: IntroductionHeini Hakosalo & Esa Ruuskanen Part I: Healthy and Unhealthy Environments1. Crafts and Cleanliness: The Regulation of Noxious Business Activity in English Towns During the Fourteenth to Sixteenth CenturiesDolly Jorgensen2. Healthy Nature in a Bottle? The Contested Naturalness of Mineral WaterMichael Zeheter3. Environmental Anxieties in 1980s Athens: Mediatisation and PoliticsPanagiotis Zestanakis4. The Woodland Cure: Tuberculosis Sanatorium Patients' Perceptions of the Healing Power of NatureHeini HakosaloPart II: Colonial Environments and Health5. From the "Wooden World" to "London Miniature": Charlotte Bristow Browne's Diary, Nursing and the French and Indian War Marcel Hartwig6. Geography of Arctic Food: Northern Environment and Sami Health in Transition, c. 1780-1920Ritva Kylli7. Standardized Housing Concepts in the North: Sami Housing Meets Western Hygienic Norms in Twentieth-Century FinlandAnu Soikkeli8. Health as Living in Tranquility: Dialogues with the Apurina and Yaminawa in Indigenous Brazilian AmazoniaPirjo Kristiina Virtanen & Laura Perez GilPart III: Environmental and Medical Knowledges9. Local Environmental Knowledge, Cultural Go-Betweens and Linnaean Scientists in the Dutch Colonial WorldKalle Kananoja10. Promotion of a Modern Holistic Vision of Hygiene: E. W. Lane's Hygienic Medicine in the British Medical Market, 1850s-1880sMin Bae11. From the Local to the Global, from the Environment to the Individual: Epidemiological Knowledge-Production and Changing Notions of Public HealthMikko Jauho12. Ultimate and Proximate, Genetic and Environmental: History of the Explanations of Altruism Since the 1960sPetteri Pietikainen & Otto PipattiConcluding ChapterHeini Hakosalo & Esa Ruuskanen
Series Title: Routledge studies in environment, culture, and society.
Responsibility: edited by Esa Ruuskanen and Heini Hakosalo.

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"In Pursuit of Healthy Environments brings temporal depth to a highly topical issue, the interaction between health and the environment. By means of a rich set of historical case studies from Americas to Europe and from the tropics to the Arctic, the volume demonstrates that the concern for creating and finding healthy environments is not a new one, shows how the link between the environment and health has been perceived at different times and in different cultures, and discusses the practical implications of these conceptualizations. The book written by scholars from architecture, cultural anthropology, history, Indigenous Studies, media studies and sociology will be of interest to a reader interested in the historical roots of present health-related environmental issues. It discusses the spatiality and materiality of the conceptions of health and the practices of nurture in colonial and post-colonial environments and shows how greatly indigenous and colonial mindsets have differed during the last three hundred years. It also investigates how certain environments have become labelled as healthy and life-preserving and others stigmatized by disease and death, and how fluctuating these notions can be. Finally, it analyses the materialities and immaterialities, as well as the transgenerational and transboundary characters of environmental and medical knowledge"--

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