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'Recent decades have seen a major increase in migration and global "flows", of peoples, populations and ideas. Against this background, this landmark volume sets out to examine fundamental questions of health and inequality. It provides essential reading for all interested in migration and health.' - Professor Peter Aggleton, The University of New South Wales, Australia 'A collection of thought provoking and engagingly written selections, Migration, Health and Inequality provides a nuanced, multi-layered examination of migrants' right to health in the context of shifting power relations under contemporary globalization. An important read for researchers, policymakers and service providers.' - Dr Denise L. Spitzer, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration and Health, University of Ottawa 'This edited collection provides timely and thought-provoking insights into understanding migrants' physical and mental health status and their health-seeking behaviours. Going beyond a biomedical approach to health to consider alternative understandings of wellbeing and illness, as well as dimensions of inequality such as gender, socio-economic status and migrant status, this wide-ranging book represents an excellent source for understanding migrant health inequalities and the associated human rights challenges.' - Katie Willis, Professor of Human Geography & Director of the Politics, Development & Sustainability (PDS) Group, Royal Holloway, University of London --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Felicity Thomas is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Research Associate at the University of Sussex. She has recently completed a Leverhulme Trust Early Careers Fellowship. Her research interests include the health and wellbeing of migrants, the socio-economic and emotional impacts of HIV and AIDS, HIV treatment seeking and management, and transnational health and treatment networks. Her most recent research examines the use of 'traditional' African medicines amongst migrants from southern Africa who are living with HIV in the UK. Jasmine Gideon is a Lecturer in Development Studies at Birkbeck College. Her research interests include the health seeking strategies of low-income groups in a Latin American and UK context, gender and socio-economic rights and gender and social policy with specific reference to health. Her current research explores the transnational health seeking strategies of Latin American migrants in the UK and the extent to which these processes are gendered.

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