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Global Migration Seminar: Bricolage as conceptual tool for understanding access to healthcare in superdiverse populations


This seminar will discuss the application of the concept of bricolage to understand the experiences of superdiverse urban populations, and their practices of improvisation in accessing health services across healthcare ecosystems.

Please note the different location of the seminar! Participants are invited to breakfast before the seminar, from 8:30, in the staff room at the Department of Sociology and Work Science.

By using the concept of healthcare bricolage and an ecosystem approach, we render visible the agency of individuals as they creatively mobilise, utilise and re-use resources in the face of constraints on access to healthcare services. Such resources include multiple knowledges, ideas, materials, and networks.

The concept of bricolage is particularly useful given that superdiverse populations are by definition heterogeneous, multilingual and transnational, and frequently in localities characterised as 'resource-poor', in which bricolage may be necessary to overcome such constraints, and where mainstream healthcare providers have limited understanding of the challenges that populations experience in accessing services.

The 'politics of bricolage' as neoliberal strategies of self-empowerment legitimizing the withdrawal of the welfare state are critically discussed.

Conflicting aspects of bricolage are made explicit in setting out tactics of relevance to researching the practices of bricolage.

Jenny Phillimore is a professor of Migration and Superdiversity at the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Birmingham, UK, and director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity.

She is a world leading scholar in refugee integration, superdiversity and access to social welfare with a particular focus on public health, as well as publishing and development of the community research methodology.

Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and organisational change in the UK and EU.

Currently she leads the international SEREDA project which aims to understand the incidence and nature of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) experienced by women, men and child refugees who have fled conflict in the Levant Region.

Föreläsare: Jenny Phillimore, University of Birmingham, UK.

Datum: 2019-01-30

Tid: 09:15 - 11:00

Kategorier: Socialt arbete, Vårdvetenskap, Tvärvetenskap, Medicin, Samhällsvetenskap, Mångfald, Internationellt

Arrangör: CGM och MERGU

Plats: Department of Sociology and Work Science Pilen, ingång från Pilgatan 19 A, 3 vån

Kontaktperson: Centre on Global Migration

Sidansvarig: Andrea Spehar|Sidan uppdaterades: 2017-04-20

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