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Culture, Migration, and Health Communication in a Global Context

1st Edition

Edited by Yuping Mao, Rukhsana Ahmed


280 pages

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Both international and internal migration brings new challenges to public health systems. This book aims to critically review theoretical frameworks and literature, as well as discuss new practices and lessons related to culture, migration, and health communication in different countries. It features research and applied projects conducted by scholars from various disciplines including media and communication, public health, medicine, and nursing.


"This is is a major volume concerning the influence that culture has on how individuals perceive, receive, and provide health care. Understanding the cultural context in which one communicates about heath is a growing concern for practitioners, researchers, and patients alike. This collection of theoretically diverse applied research in health communication provides important insights into the ways in which socio-cultural constructs influence health care." Annette Madlock Gatison, Southern Connecticut State University

Table of Contents

Introduction: Health Communication at the Crossroads of Culture and Migration

Rukhsana Ahmed and Yuping Mao

Part I: Theoretical Discussion and Application

1. Acculturation, Identity Management, and Cultural Competence: Understanding Culture and Health Communication from Dynamic and Dyadic Approaches

Yuping Mao and Rukhsana Ahmed

2. On the Diffusion of People and Practices: Prospects for Health Communication Research James W. Dearing and Jeffrey G. Cox

3. Negotiating Health on Dirty Jobs: Culture-centered Constructions of Health among Migrant Construction Workers in Singapore

Mohan J. Dutta

Part II: Cultural Differences and Disparities in Immigrants’ Health Care Practices

4. Patient Involvement-- Exploring Differences in Doctor-Patient Interaction Among Immigrants and Non-Immigrants with Back Pain in Switzerland

Sarah Mantwill & Peter Schulz

5. Cultural Competence in Health: Understanding the Food Choices of Older Ukrainian Australians

Victoria Team, Lenore Manderson, & Milica Markovic

6. Chinese Migrant Mothers' Perceptions and Experiences of Health Risks in the UK

Qian (Sarah) Gong

7. Health Information Disparities and Medical Tourism Use Among Korean Immigrants in the U.S.

Jungmi Jun

Part III: ICTs and Migrants’ Health Communication

8. Spheres of Influence and New Technological Trajectories

Olivia Guntarik, Marsha Berry, & Emsie Arnoldi

9. Violence against Migrant Women Workers (MWWs) and the Role of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)

Bolanle A. Olaniran

Part IV: Culturally Grounded and Community Based Health Intervention for Migrants

10. A Critical Review and Evaluation of the PEN-3 Cultural Model: Health Communication for Africans and African Immigrants

James Olumide Olufowote & Johnson S. Aranda

11. Women, Polarization and Communication for Social Change: Breast Cancer Policy in Venezuela

Isaac Nahon-Serfaty and Mahmoud Eid

12. Social Support, Social Control, and Dietary Acculturation among Asian Immigrants Living in the U. S.

Zheng An

Part V: Methodological Reflections

13. Mobilities in/and Nomadic Health Research: Health Communication Scholarship and Flows across Migratory Landscapes

Benjamin R. Bates

14. International Collaboration on Health Research: Strengths, Challenges, and Future Opportunities

Solina Richter and Kimberly Jarvis

About the Editors

Yuping Mao is Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Rukhsana Ahmed is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Health Communication

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues