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Borders across Healthcare: Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

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Borders across Healthcare

Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Edited by Nina Sahraoui

Full Text PDF | Full Text ePUB Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from the European University Institute.

232 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-741-5 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (June 2020)

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Examining which actors determine undocumented migrants’ access to healthcare on the ground, this volume looks at what happens in the daily interactions between administrative personnel, healthcare professionals and migrant patients in healthcare institutions across Europe. Borders across Healthcare explores contemporary moral economies of the healthcare-migration nexus. The volume documents the many ways in which borders come to disrupt healthcare settings and illuminates how judgements of a health-related deservingness become increasingly important, producing hierarchies that undermine a universal right to healthcare.

Nina Sahraoui is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Paris Centre for Sociological and Political Research and a Research Associate to the Chair of Exile and Migrations at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. Her previous publications include Racialised Workers and European Older-Age Care: From Care Labour to Care Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Subject: Medical Anthropology Mobility Studies Sociology
Area: Europe

Borders across Healthcare Edited by Nina Sahraoui is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from the European University Institute.

Full Text PDF | Full Text ePUB

OA ISBN: 978-1-78920-743-9


List of Illustrations

Nina Sahraoui

Part I: Borders Spring into Healthcare: Re-configuring Access, Structures and Care Provision Itself

Chapter 1. National and International Approaches to the Right to Healthcare for Undocumented Migrants
Danielle da Costa Leite Borges and Caterina Francesca Guidi

Chapter 2. Tinkering Care at the Border: When Calais’s Public Hospital Is Challenged by Migratory Policies
Majorie Gerbier-Aublanc

Chapter 3. Tensions between Restrictive Migratory Policies and an Inclusive Prevention Programme: An Ethnography of a Biomedical HIV Prevention Programme among Sub-Saharan Africa Immigrants in the Paris Area
     Appendix: PrEP - Definition, Terms of Use and Access
Séverine Carillon and Anne Gosselin

Chapter 4. The Positive Othering of Young Muslim Male ‘Refugees’ as Ideal Elderly Care Workers in the German Media Discourse
Caterina Rohde-Abuba

Part II: Understanding the Grey Zone between Legislation and Admission Practices: (Un)Deservingness in Action

Chapter 5. Belonging to Everyone, for the Use of Everyone? Ethnography of (a) Struggle for Healthcare in Spain
Marta Pérez, Irene Rodríguez-Newey and Nicolas Petel-Rochette

Chapter 6. Humanitarian Exceptions in Hostile Environments: Institutional Tensions and Everyday Healthcare Practices for Migrants with Irregular Status in Italy
Roberta Perna

Chapter 7. The Local Construction of Vulnerability: A Comparison between Two Associations in Paris and in Rome
Cécilia Santilli

Chapter 8. Introducing Gender into the Theorization of Health-related (Un)Deservingness: Ethnographic Insights from Athens and Melilla
Cynthia Malakasis and Nina Sahraoui

Chapter 9. Moral Economy of Exclusion: Cases of the Childbirth on the Margins of Regularity in the EU
Olena Fedyuk

Nina Sahraoui


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