Migration, Health, and Inequalities

Critical Activist Research across Ecuadorean Borders

By Roberta Villalón

Published

Sep 13, 2022

Page count

268 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529207101

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 13, 2022

Page count

268 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529207149

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Migration, Health, and Inequalities

Drawing from an activist research project spanning Loja, Santo Domingo, New York, New Jersey, and Barcelona, this book offers a feminist intersectional analysis of the impact of migration on health and well-being.

It assesses how social inequalities and migration and health policies, in Ecuador and destination countries, shape the experiences of migrants. The author also explores how individual and collective action challenges health, geopolitical, gender, sexual, ethnoracial, and economic disparities, and empowers communities.

This is a thorough analysis of interpersonal, institutional, and structural mechanisms of marginalization and resistance. It will inform policy and research for better responses to migration’s negative effects on health, and progress towards greater equality and social justice.

"A rare and unique book. Deeply important read for human rights and immigration activists, and for health providers working with migrants and their families." Mary Romero, Arizona State University

“A very relevant interdisciplinary study of current migrations, successfully integrating health and mental health perspectives.” Joseba Achotegui, University of Barcelona and Hospital Sant Pere Claver of Barcelona

Roberta Villalón is Professor of Sociology at St. John’s University, New York City.

1. Introduction

2. Migration-related Health Processes

3. Coping with the Challenges of Migration

4. Post-migration Family Relationships

5. Transformative Border Politics

6. Conclusion