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NAPA Bulletin. Anthropological Perspectives on Migration and Health. Number 34

  • ID: 2249164
  • Book
  • April 2011
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Humans have migrated since the dawn of humanity but the global flow of people has recently reached unprecedented levels. The upsurge in migration has led to renewed interests in the positive and negative health impacts of migration. In this volume of the
NAPA Bulletin, practicing and applied anthropologies along with colleagues in public health examine the interactions of health and migrations in diverse settings around the world. Contributions draw on diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives to examine the various ways in which migration impacts on the health and well–being of migrants. The studies include systematic reviews, ethnographic accounts, and quantitative studies of various health impacts, and reveal similarities and differences in the experiences of various categories of migrants, including discussions of migrants from the global South to the North, South–South migrants, and forced migrants. Collectively, the range of pieces complement one another and highlight the intellectual and applied gains that come from exploring a broadly similar topic, migration, as it plays out in diverse contexts.
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The Complex Interactions between Migration and Health: An Introduction (
Craig Hadley).

Im/Migration and Health: Conceptual, Methodological, and Theoretical Propositions for Applied Anthropology (Heide Castañeda).

Acculturation, Socioeconomic Status, and Health among Hispanics (Nurgül Fitzgerald).

Health Care Access among Hispanic Immigrants: ¿Alguien Está Eschuchando? [Is Anybody Listening?] (Rafael Pérez–Escamilla, Jonathan Garcia, and David Song).

A Latino Oral Health Paradox? Using Ethnography to Specify the Biocultural Factors behind Epidemiological Models (Sarah B. Horton and Judith C. Barker).

HPV Awareness among Latina Immigrants and Anglo–American Women in the Southern United States: Cultural Models of Cervical Cancer Risk Factors and Beliefs (John S. Luque, Heide Castañeda, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, Natalia Vargas, Sara Proctor, and Cathy D. Meade).

Savoring the Taste of Home: The Pervasiveness of Lead Poisoning from Ceramic and its Implications for Transnational Care Packages (Ramona L. Pérez, Margaret A. Handley, and James Grieshop).

Child Hunger: Its Prevalence and Association with Body Mass Index and Dietary Intake among Somali Refugee Children in the United States (Jigna M. Dharod and Jamar E. Croom).

Forced Migration: Complexities in Food and Health for Refugees Resettled in the United States (Crystal L. Patil, Molly McGown, Perpetue Djona Nahayo, and Craig Hadley).

What s on the Table: Nutrition Programming for Refugees in the United States (Micah Trapp).

Overcoming Socioeconomic Struggle and Encountering Risk: Lived Experiences of South African Female Migrants (Chitra Akileswaran and Mark Lurie).

Risk Perceptions and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV among Undocumented Nicaraguan Migrant Women in Costa Rica (Kate Goldade and Mark A. Nichter).

Health, Well–Being, and Social Context of Samoan Migrant Populations (Stephen T. McGarvey and Andrew Seiden Biosketches of Authors).

Biosketches of Authors.

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Craig Hadley
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