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Embodying Borders: A Migrant’s Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies

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Embodying Borders

A Migrant’s Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies

Edited by Laura Ferrero, Chiara Quagliariello, and Ana Cristina Vargas
Afterword by Daniela DeBono

280 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-925-9 $135.00/£100.00 / Hb / Published (January 2021)

eISBN 978-1-78920-926-6 eBook

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“Through a dialogue between medical anthropology and human rights, the contributions provide a comparative and descriptive assessment of the many different ways in which migration policies both at macro- and micro-levels hinder migrants access to health care in the USA and at the southern border of Europe.” • Barbara Sorgoni, University of Turin


Based on extensive field research, the essays in this volume illuminate the experiences of migrants from their own point of view, providing a critical understanding of the complex social reality in which each experience is grounded. Access to medical care for migrants is a fundamental right which is often ignored. The book provides a critical understanding of the social reality in which social inequalities are grounded and offers the opportunity to show that right to health does not correspond uniquely with access to healthcare.

Laura Ferrero is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology of the Middle East at Turin University and Research Fellow at the Fundamental Rights Laboratory in Turin.

Ana Cristina Vargas is Adjunct Professor of Medical and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Turin. She is also Scientific Director of the Fabretti Foundation and Research Fellow at the Fundamental Rights Laboratory.

Chiara Quagliariello is currently working as Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the City University of New York.

Subject: Refugee and Migration StudiesMedical Anthropology


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