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Migration, Health, and Inequalities

Critical Activist Research across Ecuadorean Borders

By Roberta Villalón

Published

Sep 13, 2022

Page count

232 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

232 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 de los Tsáchilas, New York, New Jersey and Barcelona, this book offers a feminist intersectional analysis of the impact of migration on health and wellbeing.

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 challenge health, geopolitical, gender, sexual, ethnoracial and economic disparities and empower communities.

This is a thorough analysis of interpersonal, institutional and structural mechanisms of marginalisation 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.

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