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Migration and Health
Challenging the Borders of Belonging, Care, and Policy
Edited by Nadia El-Shaarawi and Stéphanie Larchanché
Foreword by Catherine Panter-Brick
Afterword by Heide Castañeda
252 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-501-9 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (June 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-502-6 eBook
“This is a welcome and timely addition to the scholarly literature on migration and health.” • Charles Watters, University of Sussex
Despite the centrality of migration in our contemporary world, scholarship on mobility and health frequently separates migrants according to legal status, country of origin, destination, or health concern. Yet people on the move and health systems face challenges and opportunities that transcend these boundaries, including border fortification, neoliberal agendas, and climate change. This volume explores these epistemic borders, recognizing the necessity of a new conversation about migration and health. Each of the empirically grounded chapters introduces readers to pressing questions of migration and health in diverse social, political, and geographical settings.
Nadia El-Shaarawi is an Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Colby College. She is a cultural and medical anthropologist who specializes in transnational forced migration, humanitarian intervention, and mental health in the Middle East and North Africa.
Stéphanie Larchanché is the Research and Studies Department Coordinator at Centre Minkowska in Paris, and a lecturer at Université Paris Descartes and Sigmund Freud University. She is the author of Cultural Anxieties: Managing Migrant Suffering in France (2020, Rutgers).
Subject: Medical Anthropology Refugee and Migration Studies Sociology
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