Anti-Globalization and Inequality in Migrants' Health

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 19:30-20:50
RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)

Language: English

The recent phenomenon of the anti-globalism movement, which is observed in the USA and European countries, has inflated hate and physical and psychological violence—the inequality of health—against migrants who have settled in host countries. It may also affect either the flow or stagnation of migration between sending and receiving countries. Definitely, the inequality of migrants’ health is an issue pertaining to individual migrants and relevant in the countries sending and receiving these people.

Therefore, to protect the human rights of migrants, sociologists must investigate the socio-cultural and economic background of the issue of inequality of health from a long term and broader perspective.

This session welcomes presentations on the status of migrants’ health and inequality of health of countries and regions. A multi-disciplinary approach towards health and illness as well as the working and living environments of migrants is welcome, as it may provide a clear, objective, and practical vision of how to protect the human rights of migrants in an era characterized by anti-globalization movements.

Session Organizer:
Yuko HIRANO, Nagasaki University, Japan
Yuko HIRANO, Nagasaki University, Japan
Oral Presentations
National Origins, Social Context and Length of Time on the Physical and Mental Health of Caribbeans in and Outside Canada
Krim LACEY, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA; Anthony BRIGGS, University of Toronto, Canada; James JACKSON, University of Michigan, USA
Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Female Labor Migrants from Central Asia in St. Petersburg, Russia
Victoria DUDINA, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation; Elizabeth J. KING, University of Michigan, USA
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