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Autoethnographies on the Environment and Human Health


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 11-23
  3. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 25-38
  4. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 39-51
  5. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 53-66
  6. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 67-79
  7. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 81-95
  8. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 97-112
  9. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 113-126
  10. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 127-140
  11. Tara Rava Zolnikov
    Pages 141-149
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 151-158

About this book


This book explores the link between individual lives and significant environmental issues affecting millions of people around the world. Zolnikov offers a novel perspective on the environment and human health through autoethnographic stories. Each chapter includes an overview of an environmental risk factor or issue, such as air quality, accompanied by a reflective personal story. Her experiences were gathered around the world and revolve around immersion into local cultures. Learning about environmental health through this qualitative approach will enable readers to understand how issues in the environment are currently affecting people on an individual basis.


environmental health global health pollution environmental policy hygiene hazards environmental management Autoethnographies of Environmental Issues Autoethnographies of Human Health

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National UniversitySan Diego, CAUSA

About the authors

Tara Rava Zolnikov is an Assistant Professor at the School of Health and Human Services at National University, USA where she teaches environmental and global health classes. She is also the vice president of The Shepherd's Village, a nonprofit in Kenya.

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