Towards a Critical Approach to Ecohealth Research and Practice

  • Crescenti Y. DakuboEmail author


Central to the field of ecohealth is the notion that human beings are integral to nature, yet analysis of the social and political dynamics that produce environmental degradation, resource depletion, and consequently ill health remains undertheorized. Most of the literature adopts uncritical notions of environment and health, and accept a priori notions of ecological causality and change, without questioning the political contexts within which such explanations emerge and become relevant. The concern for rigorous investigation of human-environment interactions and how these produce various vulnerabilities and ill health is at the core of critical theoretical developments, including critical political ecology and critical public health.


Local People Knowledge Claim Critical Perspective Health Experience Power Struggle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thunder BayCanada

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