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  1. INTRODUCTORY READING 21 items
    1. This module is inter-disciplinary in nature, and reflects my own interests in talking across disciplinary divides. The books identified below include compendiums, encyclopaedias and text books as well as research monographs. These will be referred to at various points in the module and it is worth familiarising yourself with a selection of them. Many are available electronically.

    2. GEOGRAPHIES OF HEALTH, MEDICINE AND BIOSECURITY

    3. A companion to health and medical geography - Tim Brown, Sara McLafferty, Graham Moon 2010

      Book Recommended There are multiple chapters that will be helpful for the module. It is worth starting with chapter 17, and dipping into other as the module progresses.

    4. Health geographies: a critical introduction - Tim Brown, Gavin J. Andrews, Steven Cummins, Beth Greenhough 2018

      Book Recommended Chapters 2 and 11 are especially helpful for this module.

    5. Pathological lives: disease, space and biopolitics - Steve Hinchliffe, Nick Bingham, John Allen, Simon Carter 2017

      Book Recommended This book is especially helpful for seeking to reconceptualise disease and biopolitics through the lens of more-than-human geographies. Limited availability.

    6. URBAN GEOGRAPHY

    7. The new Blackwell companion to the city 2013 (Electronic resource)

      Book Recommended In addition to chapters focused on disease and health, scan this for discussions on core concepts such as difference and diversity, identity and belonging, mobilities and borders.

    8. Urban social geography: an introduction - Paul L. Knox, Steven Pinch 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional This is a wide-ranging text exploring historical and contemporary urban social geography. It is worth scanning for discussion of relevant concepts.

    9. Urban world/global city. 2nd Edition. - David Clark 2003 (Electronic resource)

      Book Optional This book identifies and accounts for the characteristics of the contemporary city and of urban society. It analyzes the distribution and growth of settlements and explores the social and behavioural characteristics of urban living. Worth considering alongside the 'Cities of the global South Reader'.

    10. Cities of the global South reader 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional The Cities of the global South Reader pulls together a diverse set of readings from scholars across the world, some of which have been written specially for the volume, to provide an essential resource for a broad interdisciplinary readership. Scan this text to develop understanding of urban geography debates relevant to global South.

    11. READING BEYOND GEOGRAPHY

    12. Contagious: cultures, carriers, and the outbreak narrative - Priscilla Wald 2008

      Book Recommended Deals with the idea of the 'outbreak narrative' and considers how the social experience of disease, as well as survival rates and national economies, are affected by the stories we tell about contagious diseases. Limited availability.

    13. Contagion : How commerce has spread disease - Mark Harrison 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Written by a historian of medicine, this book is a detailed account of the close interrelationship between trade, commerce and major epidemics throughout history. It extends beyond our timeframe but later chapters cover diseases such as cholera (chapter 6) and SARS and H5N1 (chapter 9).

    14. Endangered lives: public health in Victorian Britain - Anthony S. Wohl 1983

      Book Optional This is a classic text that explores the full range of health hazards that resulted from the rapid and unprecedented urban growth in nineteenth century Britain. Limited availability.

    15. Infections and inequalities: the modern plagues - Paul Farmer 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Farmer is an anthropologist whose engagement with the notion of structural violence has been extremely influential in rethnking emerging infectious diseases.

    16. Medicine as culture: illness, disease, and the body - Deborah Lupton 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Lupton is a medical sociologist. Her text deals with social and cultural aspects of medicine in western societies, and of particular importance here the representations of disease and illness. Read chapter 3.

    17. Disease and representation: images of illness from madness to AIDS - Sander L. Gilman 1988

      Book Recommended Gilman has a longstanding interest in the history of stereotypes, and here explores the images that society creates of disease and its victims. Gilman's work is historical in focus and chapter 14 on representations of AIDS is especially useful.

    18. Throughout the module we will address core geographical ideas that you will have come across in other modules. It is worth reminding your self of thinking around these concepts by drawing on general geography textbooks and compendiums (e.g. Introducing Human Geographies, The Dictionary of Human Geography or The International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography). For example, we will focus on questions of knowledge and power, identity and difference, bodies and space.

    19. The dictionary of human geography - Derek Gregory, R. J. Johnston 2009

      Book Optional

    20. Introducing human geographies - Paul J. Cloke, Phil Crang, Mark Goodwin 2014

      Book Optional

    21. International encyclopedia of human geography - N. J. Thrift, Rob Kitchin c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

  2. WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION: PROBLEMATISING URBAN HEALTH 13 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. H1N1, globalization and the epidemiology of inequality - Matthew Sparke, Dimitar Anguelov 07/2012

      Article Essential Sparke and Anguelov's analytical frame extends a little beyond that developed in the module, however its emphasis on the inequalities in blame is especially helpful.

    3. Mapping the Victorian social body - Pamela K. Gilbert c2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapters 1, 2 and 5 especially helpful.

    4. Supplementary Reading

    5. AIDS and accusation: Haiti and the geography of blame - Paul Farmer c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended This entire book is worth reading, but for the purposes of the module read part 5 and focus on what Farmer refers to as a 'geography of blame'.

    6. Historical urban transformation

    7. Urban world/global city. 2nd Edition. - David Clark 2003 (Electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    8. Urbanization - Simon Gunn

      Chapter Optional

    9. Migration and settlement - Ian Whyte

      Chapter Optional

    10. Public health histories

    11. Endangered lives: public health in Victorian Britain - Anthony S. Wohl 1983

      Book Optional Comprehensive review of impact of urbanisation on health. Limited access.

    12. Public health in history - Virginia Berridge, Martin Gorsky, Alex Mold 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

  3. WEEK 2: PATHOLOGISING THE 19TH CITY 27 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Supplementary Reading

    3. Historical demography

    4. Mortality in Victorian England: Models and Patterns - Robert Woods and P.R. Andrew Hinde 1987

      Article Optional

    5. Smallpox

       

    6. City of plagues: disease, poverty, and deviance in San Francisco - Susan Craddock c2000

      Book Optional

    7. Contagious divides: epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown - Nayan Shah ©2001

      Book Optional A good addition to Craddock's writing on the smallpox epidemics in San Francisco.

    8. Imperial hygiene: a critical history of colonialism, nationalism and public health - Alison Bashford 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Read introduction, chapter 2 and chapter 6.

    9. Cholera

    10. Cholera and Society in the Nineteenth Century - Asa Briggs 1961

      Article Optional A classic essay on cholera by the historian Asa Briggs.

    11. Mapping the Victorian social body - Pamela K. Gilbert c2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Chapter 4 of Gilbert's text discusses the link between cholera, filth and immorality.

    12. Cleansing the city: sanitary geographies in Victorian London - Michelle Elizabeth Allen c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Chapter 2 discusses the link between cholera, filth and immorality.

    13. The Cholera Stigma and the Challenge of Interdisciplinary Epistemology: From Bengal to Haiti - Christopher Hamlin 12/2012

      Article Optional Explores the enduring connection between cholera and stigma. Available as a pdf through google scholar.

    14. Contagion : How commerce has spread disease - Mark Harrison 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Read chapter 6.

    15. Fearing future epidemics: the cholera crisis of 1892 - P. S. B. Jackson 01/01/2013

      Article Optional Interesting essay that explores Toronto's response to the 1892 epidemic of cholera.

  4. WEEK 4: GLOBAL CITIES, CONTAGIOUS CITIES 23 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Contagious Cities - S. Harris Ali, Roger Keil 09/2007

      Article Essential

    3. Supplementary Reading

    4. SARS

    5. THE YELLOW PERIL REVISITED: THE IMPACT OF SARS ON CHINESE AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN COMMUNITIES - Leung, Carrianne 2008

      Article Optional Very good for considering representational impact of SARS on Chinese living in Toronto

    6. SARS Unmasked : Risk Communication of Pandemics and Influenza in Canada - Michael Tyshenko 2010

      Book Optional Covers SARS event across Canada

    7. SARS : A Case Study in Emerging Infections - Angela McLean, Robert May, John Pattison, Robin Weiss 2005

      Book Optional Electronic resource

    8. Networked disease: emerging infections in the global city - S. Harris Ali, Roger Keil 2008

      Book Recommended

    9. SARS and security: health in the "new normal" - Claire Hooker 09/22/2009   Issue: 84   Page: 101

      Article Optional

    10. Contagion : How commerce has spread disease - Mark Harrison 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Chapter 9.

    11. Ebola

  5. WEEK 5: HERDING SPECIES: BIOSECURITY IN THE CITY 25 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Pathological lives: disease, space and biopolitics - Steve Hinchliffe, Nick Bingham, John Allen, Simon Carter 2017

      Book Essential Entire book is useful.

    3. Mapping the multiplicities of biosecurity - Nick Bingham, Steve Hinchliffe 2008

      Chapter Essential

    4. Biosecurity and the topologies of infected life: from borderlines to borderlands - Steve Hinchliffe, John Allen, Stephanie Lavau, Nick Bingham 10/2013

      Article Essential

    5. Supplementary Reading

    6. Biosecurity

    7. Biosecurity interventions: global health & security in question - Andrew Lakoff, Stephen J. Collier c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended This book is worth scanning through in its entirety.

    8. Biosecurity in the Global Age : Biological Weapons, Public Health, and the Rule of Law - David P. Fidler and Lawrence O. Gostin 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional Useful resource for considering biosecurity and global public health.

    9. Animal Geographies

    10. Animal Wastes and Nuisances in Nineteenth-Century London - Peter Atkins

      Chapter Optional Pdf of chapter available via google scholar

    11. Animal geographies: place, politics, and identity in the nature-culture borderlands - Jennifer R. Wolch, Jody Emel 1998

      Book Optional

    12. Animal spaces, beastly places: new geographies of human-animal relations - Chris Philo, Chris Wilbert, MyiLibrary 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    13. Animal geographies I - Henry Buller 04/2014

      Article Optional

    14. SARS and the more-than-human

    15. People, animals and biosecurity in and through cities - Steve Hinchliffe, Nick Bingham

      Chapter Optional

    16. Fleshy traffic, feverish borders: Blood, birds, and civet cats in cities brimming with intimate commodoties - Paul Jackson

      Chapter Optional

    17. Thinking the City through SARS: Bodies, topologies, politics - Bruce Braun

      Chapter Optional

    18. H1N1

    19. Biosecurity's unruly spaces - CHARLES MATHER and AMY MARSHALL 2011

      Article 

    20. H1N1, globalization and the epidemiology of inequality - Matthew Sparke, Dimitar Anguelov 07/2012

      Article Optional

  6. WEEK 8: HEALTHY CITIES... OBECITIES 19 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Obese Cities: How Our Environment Shapes Overweight - Dianna M. Smith, Steven Cummins 2009

      Article Essential

    3. Obesity/Fatness and the City: Critical Urban Geographies - Bethan Evans, Lee Crookes, Jon Coaffee 2012

      Article Essential

    4. Supplementary Reading

    5. Health geographies: a critical introduction - Tim Brown, Gavin J. Andrews, Steven Cummins, Beth Greenhough 2018

      Book Recommended Read chapter 8

    6. Obesogenic environments

    7. Obesogenic environments : complexities, perceptions, and objective measures - Lake, Amelia, Townsend, Tim, Alvanides, Seraphim 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    8. Critical obesity studies

    9. Obesity discourse and fat politics: research, critique and interventions - Lee F. Monaghan, Rachel Colls, Bethan Evans 09/2013

      Article Optional

  7. WEEK 9: SLUM HEALTH: GLOBAL URBAN INEQUITIES 23 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Slum Health: from the cell to the city - Jason Corburn, Lee Riley 2016

      Book Essential Read introduction and chapter 1. This is an edited volume, and other chapters will also be helpful.

    3. The Return of the Slum: Does Language Matter? - ALAN GILBERT 07/12/2007

      Article Essential This is available as an ebook. Access via library website.

    4. Just Global Health? - Simon Reid-Henry 07/2016

      Article Recommended

    5. Supplementary Reading

    6. Vital Geographies: Life, Luck, and the Human Condition - Gerry Kearns, Simon Reid-Henry 08/07/2009

      Article Recommended

    7. Urbanization and health in Global South

    8. Urban health inequalities

    9. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health - Michael Marmot, Sharon Friel, Ruth Bell, Tanja AJ Houweling 11/2008

      Article Optional

    10. Slum health

    11. Slum Health: From Understanding to Action - Alon Unger, Lee W Riley 23/10/2007

      Article Optional

    12. Slum health: Diseases of neglected populations - Lee W Riley, Albert I Ko, Alon Unger, Mitermayer G Reis 12/2007

      Article Optional

    13. The history, geography, and sociology of slums and the health problems of people who live in slums - Alex Ezeh, Oyinlola Oyebode, David Satterthwaite, Yen-Fu Chen 02/2017

      Article Optional

    14. Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums - Richard J Lilford, Oyinlola Oyebode, David Satterthwaite, G J Melendez-Torres 02/2017

      Article 

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