Understanding and representing 'place' in health research: a relational approach.

@article{Cummins2007UnderstandingAR,
  title={Understanding and representing 'place' in health research: a relational approach.},
  author={Steven C J Cummins and Sarah Curtis and Ana V. Diez-Roux and Sally J Macintyre},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={1825-38}
}
Epidemiology, sociology, and geography have been successful in re-establishing interest in the role of place in shaping health and health inequalities. However, some of the relevant empirical research has relied on rather conventional conceptions of space and place and focused on isolating the "independent" contribution of place-level and individual-level factors. This approach may have resulted in an underestimate of the contribution of 'place' to disease risk. In this paper we argue the case… CONTINUE READING
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