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More than culture: Structural racism, intersectionality theory, and immigrant health

Show simple item record Viruell-Fuentes E.A. Miranda P.Y. Abdulrahim S.
dc.contributor.editor 2012 2017-10-18T13:37:02Z 2017-10-18T13:37:02Z 2012
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.12.037
dc.identifier.issn 02779536
dc.description.abstract Explanations for immigrant health outcomes often invoke culture through the use of the concept of acculturation. The over reliance on cultural explanations for immigrant health outcomes has been the topic of growing debate, with the critics' main concern being that such explanations obscure the impact of structural factors on immigrant health disparities. In this paper, we highlight the shortcomings of cultural explanations as currently employed in the health literature, and argue for a shift from individual culture-based frameworks, to perspectives that address how multiple dimensions of inequality intersect to impact health outcomes. Based on our review of the literature, we suggest specific lines of inquiry regarding immigrants' experiences with day-to-day discrimination, as well as on the roles that place and immigration policies play in shaping immigrant health outcomes. The paper concludes with suggestions for integrating intersectionality theory in future research on immigrant health. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.format.extent Pages: (2099-2106)
dc.language English
dc.publisher OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Social Science and Medicine; Publication Year: 2012; Volume: 75; no. 12; Pages: (2099-2106);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title More than culture: Structural racism, intersectionality theory, and immigrant health
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation Viruell-Fuentes, E.A., Department of Latina-Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 510 E. Chalmers St., MC-495, Champaign, IL 61820, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Miranda, P.Y., Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Abdulrahim, S., Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Viruell-Fuentes, E.A.; Department of Latina-Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 510 E. Chalmers St., MC-495, Champaign, IL 61820, United States; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Promotion and Community Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Promotion and Community Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Viruell-Fuentes, EA
dc.contributor.authorInitials Miranda, PY
dc.contributor.authorInitials Abdulrahim, S
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Viruell-Fuentes, EA (reprint author), Univ Illinois, Dept Latina Latino Studies, 510 E Chalmers St,MC-495, Champaign, IL 61820 USA.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 31
dc.description.citedWOSCount 31
dc.format.extentCount 8
dc.identifier.coden SSMDE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 22386617
dc.identifier.scopusID 84869491423
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Soc. Sci. Med.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 12
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Social Science and Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Soc. Sci. Med.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 75
dc.source.ID WOS:000312757800006
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Acculturation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Discrimination
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Immigrant health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Immigration policies
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Intersectionality theory
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Racialization processes
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Racism
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword USA
dc.subject.otherIndex acculturation
dc.subject.otherIndex immigrant
dc.subject.otherIndex immigration policy
dc.subject.otherIndex public health
dc.subject.otherIndex racism
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural factor
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural value
dc.subject.otherIndex ethnic group
dc.subject.otherIndex health behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex health care policy
dc.subject.otherIndex health disparity
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex immigrant
dc.subject.otherIndex immigration
dc.subject.otherIndex medical research
dc.subject.otherIndex outcome assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex public health
dc.subject.otherIndex racism
dc.subject.otherIndex review
dc.subject.otherIndex United States
dc.subject.otherIndex Acculturation
dc.subject.otherIndex Culture
dc.subject.otherIndex Emigrants and Immigrants
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Status
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Models, Theoretical
dc.subject.otherIndex Racism
dc.subject.otherIndex United States
dc.subject.otherIndex United States
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus NEW-YORK-CITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SELF-REPORTED DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MEXICAN-ORIGIN ADULTS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BODY-MASS INDEX
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus UNITED-STATES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MENTAL-HEALTH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus NEIGHBORHOOD POVERTY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherWOS Social Sciences, Biomedical

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