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Title Engendering migrant health : Canadian perspectives / edited by Denise L. Spitzer.
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
©2011

Subject Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Canada.
Women immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Canada.
Women refugees -- Health and hygiene -- Canada.
Immigrants -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Refugees -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Emigrants and Immigrants.
Women's Health.
Health Services Accessibility.
Refugees.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Transients and Migrants.
Emigrants and Immigrants.
Women's Health.
Refugees.
Transients and Migrants.
Health Services Accessibility.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Canada.
Canada.
Alt Name Spitzer, Denise L.,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 320 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-303) and index.
Contents 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 Québec / Michèle Kérisit -- Enhancing social 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 C. Este and Admasu Tachble -- Mental health and well-being of immigrant and refugee women in Canada / Ilene Hyman -- Gender-based interpersonal violence and the challenges of integrating in Canadian communities / Wilfreda Thurston -- Liminality and mental well-being among non-status immigrant women / Laura Simich -- Social suffering and witnessing : exploring the interface between policy and testimonial narratives of Canadian Afghan women / Parin Dossa -- Advocacy and social support : the Multicultural Heatlh Brokers Co-op's journey towards equity of access to health / Lucenia Ortiz and the Multiculural Health Brokers Co-op -- Empowering women through community work : strategies within the Latin American Community in Ottawa / Sara Torres, Alma Estable, Ana Mercedes Guerra, and Nubia Cermeño -- Global Ottawa AIDS Link (GOAL) : story of an 'un-project' / Carol Amaratunga [and others] -- At the intersection of migration, gender, and health : accounting for social capital / Bilkis Vissandjée [and others] -- Engendering migrant health : final reflections / Denise L. Spitzer.
Summary "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."--Pub. desc.
ISBN 1442696036 (electronic bk.)
9781442696037 (electronic bk.)
9780802098368 (bound ; alk. paper)
0802098363 (bound ; alk. paper)
9780802095626 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0802095623 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 784377565
Additional Format Print version: 9780802098368 0802098363 (DLC) 2012359622


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