Articles | Volume 77, issue 4
Geogr. Helv., 77, 505–510, 2022

Special issue: (Re)Thinking population geography

Geogr. Helv., 77, 505–510, 2022
28 Nov 2022
Interface | 28 Nov 2022

Mortalität aus kritischer Perspektive sehen – Plädoyer für eine kritische Diskussion struktureller Einflüsse auf die Sterblichkeit

Mathias Siedhoff

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With this contribution (which is designed as a positioning), the author pleads for a more consistent consideration of structural influences in the discussion of mortality in (textbook) population geography, and for a critical discussion of these influences. He refers to various conceptions that already have fixed places in human geography – but not in population geography – and that offer starting points for corresponding discussions.