DOI link for Health/Sexuality/Geography
As this publication suggests, there has been an emergence of critical theory related to the geographies of sexualities since Mapping Desire (Bell and Valentine 1995) was published over ten years ago. In similar ways, medical and health geographies have undergone rapid and dynamic change over the last fifteen or so years. In the 1990s, medical geographers and so-called post-medical or health geographers debated the efficacy of a purely biomedical-centric geography of health and health care, illness and disease. As they did, theorisations of health, the body, illness, experience and performativity became more nuanced, paralleling to a certain degree the important debates taking place in social and cultural geography. The inclusion, for example, of a chapter by Pamela Moss and Isabel Dyck (2002) – two feminist health geographers – in The Handbook of Cultural Geography implies that questions of healthy and ill bodies need to be the concern of geographers more broadly.