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Migration, Health and Inequality free pdf Should migrants have the same rights as citizens to health care services? What do we mean by rights and by health? And how do we uphold such rights when diasporic networks provide a diversity of opportunities and constraints for people seeking to maintain or restore their health? Answering these pressing questions, this book highlights recent developments in the areas of migration, human rights and health from a range of countries. Looking at diverse health issues, from HIV to reproductive and maternal health, and a variety of forms of migration, including asylum seeking, labour migration and trafficking, this timely volume exposes the factors that contribute to the vulnerability of different mobile groups as they seek to uphold their wellbeing. Migration, Health and Inequality argues that we need to look beyond host country responses and biomedical frameworks and include both the role of transnational health networks and indigenous, popular or lay ideas about health when trying to understand why many migrants suffer from low levels of health relative to their host population. Offering a broad range of linkages between migrant agency, transnationalism and diaspora mechanisms, this unique collection also looks at the impact of migrant health on the health and rights of those communities that are left behind.

About Felicity Thomas

Felicity Thomas is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Research Associate at the University of Sussex. She has recently completed a Leverhulme Trust Early Careers Fellowship. Her research interests include the health and wellbeing of migrants, the socio-economic and emotional impacts of HIV and AIDS, HIV treatment seeking and management, and transnational health and treatment networks. Her most recent research examines the use of 'traditional' African medicines amongst migrants from southern Africa who are living with HIV in the UK. Jasmine Gideon is a Lecturer in Development Studies at Birkbeck College. Her research interests include the health seeking strategies of low-income groups in a Latin American and UK context, gender and socio-economic rights and gender and social policy with specific reference to health. Her current research explores the transnational health seeking strategies of Latin American migrants in the UK and the extent to which these processes are gendered.

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Author : Felicity Thomas
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 10 January 2013
ISBN : 1780321244
EAN : 9781780321240
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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