Slum Health

Slum Health From the Cell to the Street

Hardback (26 Jul 2016) | English

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Urban slum dwellers-especially in emerging-economy countries-are often poor, live in squalor, and suffer unnecessarily from disease, disability, premature death, and reduced life expectancy. Yet living in a city can and should be healthy. Slum Health exposes how and why 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 valuing both new biologic and "street" science-professional and lay knowledge-is crucial for improving the well-being of the millions of urban poor living in slums.

Book information

ISBN: 9780520281066
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 614.091732
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 315
Weight: 635g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 23mm