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Migration Stigma: Understanding Prejudice, Discrimination, and Exclusion (Strüngmann Forum Reports #32)

Migration Stigma: Understanding Prejudice, Discrimination, and Exclusion (Strüngmann Forum Reports #32)

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Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
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An introduction to the concept of “migration stigma,” along with new analytical frameworks to deepen understanding of the experiences of immigrants, their descendants, and native-born residents in immigrant-receiving societies.

Due to economic crises, sociopolitical instability, and climate change, international migration is likely to persist if not increase in the future. Meanwhile, struggles to secure widespread acceptance of immigrant populations are evident worldwide. This volume, edited by Lawrence Yang, Maureen Eger, and Bruce Link, introduces the concept of “migration stigma” and proposes new ways to understand the complex challenges facing immigrants, their descendants, and contemporary societies.  Contributions reveal how migration stigma affects areas such as health, financial well-being, and social cohesion; analyze the multilevel and temporal processes underlying migration stigma; and propose social, economic, and policy frameworks to address its harmful consequences.

Muna Adem, Drew Blasco, Andrea Bohman, Heide Castañeda, Christian S. Czymara, Joerg Dollmann, Maureen A. Eger, Tyrone A. Forman, Daniel Gabrielsson, San Juanita García, Anastasia Gorodzeisky, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Marc Helbling, Mikael Hjerm, Seth M. Holmes, Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Tomás R. Jiménez, Irena Kogan, Christian Albrekt Larsen, Bruce G. Link, Rahsaan Maxwell, Supriya Misra, Dina Okamoto, John E. Pachankis, Nicolas Rüsch, Georg Schomerus, Patrick Simon, Anders Vassenden, Paolo Velásquez, Katie Wang, Markus Weißmann, Rima Wilkes, Lawrence H. Yang, Min Zhou

About the Author

Lawrence H. Yang is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Interim Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at New York University, where he is also Founding Director of the Global Mental Health and Stigma Program.

Maureen A. Eger is Associate Professor of Sociology at Umeå University.
Bruce G. Link is Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California Riverside where he serves as Co-PI of the Health Disparities Research Center.