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Urban Scenes, Cultural Context Exposure and Contemporary Health Lifestyles: A Multilevel Analysis of Spanish Sub-municipal Areas

  • Ángel Ramón Zapata-MoyaEmail author
  • Cristina Mateos-Mora
  • Clemente J. Navarro-Yáñez
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Abstract

Understanding how health-related lifestyles are generated, distributed and reproduced is a priority issue to improve population health and reduce contemporary health inequalities. A great deal of research is currently available on how the characteristics of urban areas and neighbourhoods influence health and health inequality. However, studies based on the symbolic nature of place and its role in structuring health-related practices remain scarce. The aim of this chapter is to integrate recent theoretical knowledge in the field of health sociology and urban sociology to analyse contextual influencies on the social distribution of healthy lifestyles. Inspired by the cultural scenes approach, which offers a new analytical framework to explore the cultural dimension of place in a comparative perspective, we analyse whether the symbolic dimensions of urban areas shapes the adoption of healthy practices in Spain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángel Ramón Zapata-Moya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristina Mateos-Mora
    • 1
  • Clemente J. Navarro-Yáñez
    • 1
  1. 1.The Urban Governance Lab, Centro de Sociología y Políticas LocalesUniversidad Pablo de OlavideSevilleSpain

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