Life has always been difficult, Maria del Rosario told me, but she coped. That was before all the sickness. When her mother’s kidneys began to fail, she felt traumatised, utterly overwhelmed. No matter what she or anyone else did to help, it was no good. Their lives simply fell apart.[i]
Maria, a single mother of two, lived in Balcones …
The US healthcare system depends on the labor of immigrant healthcare professionals, a fact mainly unrecognized and unreported during the pandemic. Twenty-eight percent of physicians are foreign-born, as are 22 percent of nursing assistants (Batalova 2020). The immigrant professionals make up even more of the workforce in healthcare positions that are undervalued, in comparison to what is considered skilled medical …
Note — this text is an updated version of an article published in French by Analyse Opinion Critique (AOC) on April 3rd, 2020.
On March 13th, 2020, an aircraft lands at the airport in Rome and stops on the tarmac. Nine people get off the plane and immediately stop next to the jetbridge for a group …
Spain and Italy, two of the countries most affected early on by
COVID-19, were also among the EU member-states that underwent severe and
extended austerity measures following the last global economic recession. These
measures significantly weakened publicly funded healthcare systems in both
countries, and as it is particularly relevant to understanding the trajectories
of pandemic, constrained public sector response.
debate over healthcare in the United States revolves around an unstated but
somewhat widely understood notion of what people deserve. The question of “deservingness”
is particularly important when we hone in on the demographics of the American
populace and think critically about who is currently underserved by the current
medical system in the U.S., and who
Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars
University of California Press, 2017, 311 pages.
Jailcare sheds light on a dark place. The ethnography exposes how care emerges and is nurtured in spaces, like jail, that are not intuitively caring. Sufrin develops the concept of jailcare as a way to understand how jail, a violent and …