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News Round Up In-Brief

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

AccessDenied has added this feature in order to keep our readers informed of news items and reports from around the web on unauthorized im/migration and health. If you have items you would like us to include, please email: contactaccessdenied@gmail.com.

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Who picked the strawberries you ate for breakfast? “Afflicting the comfortable” as pedagogic strategy – Sarah Willen

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Sarah S. Willen
SMU

Do unauthorized im/migrants have a right to health? To medical care? To publicly funded care? These questions – all of them vexing, provocative, and contentious – catalyze the work we do here at AccessDenied, where we aim not to provide pat answers, but to serve as a clearinghouse for fresh ideas and resources of intellectual and practical value. Sometimes, though, we wonder how much preaching we do to the choir. What about those who find it reasonable, logical, or common sensical to declare unauthorized im/migrants automatically “undeserving” or, more commonly, those who have not (yet) given the matter any serious thought – including, quite frequently, our students?

In this post, I consider these questions through two lenses: first, a rallying cry issued 20 years ago by critical medical anthropologist Merrill Singer, and second, a recent pedagogical adventure in the Green Mountains of Vermont. I’ll begin with the rallying cry.

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News Round Up In-Brief

October 23, 2010 Leave a comment

AccessDenied has added this feature in order to keep our readers informed of news items and reports from around the web on unauthorized im/migration and health. If you have items you would like us to include, please email: contactaccessdenied@gmail.com.

International updates:

  • Asylum and immigration issues were focal points in Australia’s recent election campaign. The government has now unveiled plans for more detention centers to accommodate an increasing number of asylum seekers, as well moving children and family groups from detention into community-based accommodations as part of a more “humane” approach.

News Round Up In-Brief

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

AccessDenied has added this new feature in order to keep our readers informed of news items and reports from around the web on unauthorized im/migration and health.

If you have items you would like us to include, please email: contactaccessdenied@gmail.com.

International updates:

Updates from the United States: Read more…

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