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Title Slum health : from the cell to the street / edited by Jason Corburn and Lee Riley
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HV4028 .S575 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020505665
Descript xx, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Slum health: framing research, practice & policy -- From the cell to the street: slum health in Brazil -- Urban upgrading and health in Nairobi, Kenya -- Indian cities and slum health planning -- Gaps and future considerations
"Urban slum dwellers--especially in emerging-economy cities--are often poor, live in squalor, and suffer unnecessarily from disease, disability, premature death, and poor life expectancy. Yet living in a city can and should be healthy. Slum Health highlights why and how slums can be unhealthy, reveals that not all slums are equal in terms of the hazards and health issues faced by residents, and suggests how slum dwellers, scientists, and social movements can come together to make slum life safer, more just, and healthier. Editors Jason Corburn and Lee Riley argue that both new biologic and "street" science--or valuing professional and lay knowledge--are crucial for improving the well-being of the millions of urban poor living in slums."--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Slum health Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520962798
Subject Slums -- Health aspects
Urban health -- Brazil
Urban health -- India
Urban health -- Kenya -- Nairobi
Cities and towns -- Health aspects
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Alt Author Corburn, Jason, editor
Riley, Lee W., editor
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