Embodying borders : a migrant's right to health, universal rights and local policies / edited by Laura Ferrero, Chiara Quagliariello and Ana Cristina Vargas.

  • New York : Berghahn Books, 2021.
  • ©2021
255 pages ; 24 cm.


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"Based on extensive field research, the essays in this volume illuminate the experiences of migrants from their own point of view, providing a critical understanding of the complex social reality in which each experience is grounded. Access to medical care for migrants is a fundamental right which is often ignored. The book provides a critical understanding of the social reality in which social inequalities are grounded and offers the opportunity to show that right to health does not correspond uniquely with access to healthcare"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Laura Ferrero, Chiara Quagliariello and Ana Cristina Vargas
  • Framing deservingness in health care : media constructions of unauthorised youth in the United States / Anahí Viladrich
  • Constructing the undeserving citizen : the embodied consequences of immigration enforcement in the US South / Nolan Kline
  • Structural violence, tuberculosis and healthcare processes among Bolivian immigrants in Buenos Aires and São Paulo / Alejandro Goldberg, Cássio Silveira, Tatiane Barbosa and Denise Martin
  • women, migration and health : an inquiry into gender-based violence and the limits of maternity care services in southern European borderlands / Chiara Quagliariello
  • Roma and the right to health : a transnational approach to structural vulnerability / Pietro Cingolani
  • Mental health as politics : exploring mental health services among Syrian refugees in Lebanon / Hala Kerbage and Filippo Marranconi
  • From cultures to persons : intercultural mediation in the Italian healthcare system / Ana Cristina Vargas
  • 'Community welfare' : community-based networks as migrant health promoters / Laura Ferrero
  • Afterword. Forced migration, state violence and the right to health / Daniela DeBono.
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  • 1789209250 (hardcover)
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