Migration and Health in Social Context

April 1, 2021

The logo of BMJ Global Health.Seth M. Holmes, Co-Chair of ISSI's Berkeley Center for Social Medicine (BCSM), and Emily Mendenhall (Georgetown) are the editors of the Migration and Health in Social Context Collection, just published in BMJ Global Health. This collection uses case studies of health and migration to present frameworks of 1) deservingness, 2) structural vulnerability, and 3) flourishing. Each of these articles comes from the social science analysis often called “mobility” that understands migration as a common reality for humans throughout history as opposed to the usual way we respond to migration as unusual, unexpected, or problematic. The articles, all including BCSM co-authors, use concise ethnographic case narratives from diverse geopolitical locations in the world to illustrate how these frameworks relate to medicine and public health.