Biosocial health geography: New ‘exposomic’ geographies of health and place

Lucy Prior*, David Manley, Clive Sabel

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Abstract

Investigating biologically plausible mechanisms for the embodiment of context is a key thoroughfare for progressing health geographies of place. Expanding knowledge of bioprocesses 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
Pages (from-to)531-552
Number of pages22
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume43
Issue number3
Early online date7 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • biosocial
  • exposome
  • health geography
  • health inequalities
  • lifecourse
  • place

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