Engendering Migrant Health: Canadian Perspectives

Engendering Migrant Health: Canadian Perspectives

By: Denise L. Spitzer (author)Hardback

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Voluntary migrants to Canada are generally healthier than the average Canadian, but after ten years in the country they report poorer health and higher rates of chronic disease than those born here. Troublingly, women - particularly those from non-European countries - experience the most precipitous decline in health. What contributes to this deterioration, and how can its effects be mitigated? Engendering Migrant Health brings together researchers from across Canada to address the intersections of gender, immigration, and health in the lives of new Canadians. Focusing on the context of Canadian policy and society, the contributors illuminate migrants' testimonies of struggle, resistance, and solidarity as they negotiate a place for themselves in a new country. Topics range from the difficulties of Francophone refugees and the changing roles of fathers, to the experiences of queer newcomers and the importance of social unity to communal and individual health.

About Author

Denise L. Spitzer is the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration, and Health and an associate professor at the Institute of Women's Studies, University of Ottawa.


Acknowledgements Part 1: Situating Migration, Gender and Health in Canada * Engendering Migrant Health in Canada Denise L. Spitzer* Work, Worries and Weariness: Towards an Embodied and Engendered Migrant Health Denise L. Spitzer* Examining the Health of Immigrant and Refugee Francophone Women Living Outside Quebec Mich le Kersit* Enhancing Inclusion: Settlement Services in Relation to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Newcomers Brian O'Neill and Kamala Sproule* The Fatherhood Experiences of Sudanese and Russian Newcomer Men: Challenges to Their Health and Well-Being David Este and Adamsu Tachble Part 2: The Sequelae of Suffering * The Mental Health and Well-Being of Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada Ilene Hyman* Gender-Based Interpersonal Violence and the Challenges of Integrated Canadian Communities Wilfreda Thurston* Liminality and Mental Well-being Among Non-Status Immigrant Women in Toronto: Qualitative Aspects of Stress, Stigma, Social Support and Control Laura Simich* Social Suffering and Witnessing: Exploring the Interface between Policy and Testimonial Narratives of Afghan Women in Canada Parin Dossa Part 3: Communities, Social Capital, Empowerment, and Resilience * Advocacy and Social Support: The Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op's Journey Towards Equity in Access to Health Lucenia Ortiz and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op* Women's Empowerment Through Community Work: Stories from the Hispanic Community in Ottawa Sara Torres, Alma Estable, Ana Mercedes Guerra and Nubia Cerme o* Global Ottawa AIDS Link (GOAL): Story of an "Un-Project" Carol Amaratunga, Laura Bisaillon, Allison Farber, Lucie Kalinda, Sujatha Liyanage, Felicite Murangira and Melissa Rowe* At the Intersection of Migration, Gender and Health: Accounting for Social Capital Bilkis Vissandjee, Stephanie Ann Claire Alexander, Alisha Nicole Apale and Madine Van der Platt Part 4: Conclusion * Engendering Migrant Health: Final Reflections Denise L. Spitzer References Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780802098368
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780802098368
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 0802098363

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