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Undocumentedness and liminality as health variables.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12945654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The growing exodus of indigenous people from Mexico into the United States, especially from the multiethnic state of Oaxaca, is used as an exemplar of the global phenomenon of transnational migration and its effects on health. Lately, indigenous Oaxacan women have become a predominant part of this diaspora in the United States. Driven by economic desperation most arrive across the border as undocumented persons that configure them into multiple liminal spaces inimical to health and well-being. This article provides a venue for some of their voices to be heard, some major concerns understood, and for proposing links between postcolonial Mexico, neoliberal globalization, and immigration border policy as driving forces that undergird these conditions. An emancipatory praxis of nursing to promote health and reduce suffering within transnational migrants is proposed as a starting place for future nursing scholarship.
Sharon McGuire; Jane Georges
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ANS. Advances in nursing science     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0161-9268     ISO Abbreviation:  ANS Adv Nurs Sci     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-29     Completed Date:  2003-10-03     Revised Date:  2007-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809992     Medline TA:  ANS Adv Nurs Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-95     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110-2492, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Emigration and Immigration*
Ethnic Groups
Health Promotion
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status Indicators*
Mexican Americans*
Policy Making
Social Justice
Transients and Migrants*
United States

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