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Biosocial health geography: New 'exposomic' geographies of health and place

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  • L Prior, Bristol University
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  • David Manley, Bristol University, Delft University of Technology
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  • Clive E Sabel

Investigating biologically plausible mechanisms for the embodiment of context is a key thoroughfare for progressing health geographies of place. Expanding knowledge of bio-processes such as epigenetics is providing a platform for appreciating the dynamic embedding of social relations in bodies over the lifecourse, and so to tracing the development of health inequalities. By providing a geographic lens on the biosocial, health geographers have key contributions to make regarding the theorisation of place. We put forward the exposome as a holistic framework in which to situate a biosocial health geography, placing ideas of dynamic exposure, plasticity and temporality as central.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume43
Issue3
Pages (from-to)531-552
Number of pages22
ISSN0309-1325
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Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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  • ALLOSTATIC LOAD, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, LIFE-COURSE, LONG-TERM ILLNESS, MEDIATION ANALYSIS, MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY, MENTAL-HEALTH, NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS, SOCIAL DETERMINANTS, THERAPEUTIC LANDSCAPES, biosocial, exposome, health geography, health inequalities, lifecourse, place

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