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Geographies of medical and health humanities : a cross-disciplinary conversation.

de Leeuw, Sarah and Donovan, Courtney and Schafenacker, Nicole and Kearns, Robin and Neuwelt, Pat and Squier, Susan Merill and McGeachan, Cheryl and Parr, Hester and Frank, Arthur W. and Coyle, Lindsay-Ann and Atkinson, Sarah and El-Hadi, Nehal and Shklanka, Karen and Shooner, Caroline and Beljaars, Diana and Anderson, Jon (2018) 'Geographies of medical and health humanities : a cross-disciplinary conversation.', GeoHumanities., 4 (2). pp. 285-334.


In recent years, both within and beyond academic and clinical spheres, medical and health humanities have become increasingly influential. Drawing from interdisciplinary fields in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, medical and health humanities present unique lenses for considering nuanced spaces and lived experiences of health and health care; they also help challenge traditional ways that medicine and health care are understood and practiced. This collection brings together practitioners and theorists working broadly in medical health humanities, asking them both to consider their work as temporally and spatially located and to position their practices in conversation with a growing uptake of humanities methods and methodologies in other disciplines. The work of nine contributors uses these themes as a starting point for thinking about the future of medical health humanities in new and potentially even more productive ways.

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Publisher statement:© Copyright 2018 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:30 April 2018
Date deposited:01 November 2019
Date of first online publication:13 November 2018
Date first made open access:01 November 2019

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