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Geographies of Wellbeing

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Eleanor Wilkinson
Academic year

Module overview

In contemporary neoliberal societies individuals are increasingly positioned as responsible for their own wellbeing. In the first half of this module we look at how health and wellbeing are often reduced down to a lifestyle choice. But is health and wellbeing about personal choice, or does the state have a role to play in ensuring citizens can flourish? The second half of the module introduces some of the ways in which geographers have sought to analyse health inequalities. How does place matter for health and wellbeing? Why is health unequal across space, and how do we explain these inequalities? Working across different scales (from the local to the global), the module covers important contemporary case studies: such as humanitarianism and the refugee crisis, food poverty, environmental racism, and housing insecurity.

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