Illness, Poverty, and Abuse of Migrants on the Thai-Burma Border: The Vulnerability of a Displaced P (BOK)

Illness, Poverty, and Abuse of Migrants on the Thai-Burma Border: The Vulnerability of a Displaced P (BOK)

Leigh Lehane

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This is a fascinating narrative that brings the plight of minority ethnic groups from Burma to life and grounds the theoretical concepts of social-determinants-of- health by individualizing the human dimension of these vulnerable populations and highlighting their personal situations as well as their coping skills. Much has been written about adverse social determinants of health at a population level - poverty, discrimination, unclean water, lack of control of one's life, and so on - but seemingly little has been written on how individuals suffer and struggle and cope with these factors on a day-to-day basis. This work presents a series of narratives of people who have been forced to leave their home country of Burma and eke out a living in the Thai-Burma border region near Sangkhlaburi. As a unique study on social determinants of health at the individual - rather than at the population-level, the narratives of the participants put flesh on the dry bones of social determinants of health, a topic that is increasingly recognized as being at the very foundation of human rights, public health and quality of life. The analysis of the narratives links personal experience to complex political, economic and health factors.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forfatter Leigh Lehane Forlag
The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN 9780773435254 Antall sider 356
Dimensjoner 15cm x 21cm x 2,2cm Vekt 419 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Public health & preventive medicine, Migration, immigration & emigration, Poverty & unemployment