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Implications of Racial and Ethnic Relations for Health and Well-Being in New Latino Communities: A Case Study of West Columbia, South Carolina

Citation

Barrington, Clare; Messias, DeAnne K. Hilfinger; & Weber, Lynn (2012). Implications of Racial and Ethnic Relations for Health and Well-Being in New Latino Communities: A Case Study of West Columbia, South Carolina. Latino Studies, 10(1-2), 155-178.

Abstract

In this community-based research, we reveal social processes contributing to health inequities among the resident Latino population – predominantly new immigrants – in a working-class, urban community with an historical, social and political landscape defined by a Black–White social divide and its attendant racial tensions. Using the social determinants of health framework, we identify both macro- and micro-level structures and processes that threaten the health and well-being of individual Latinos and the broader communities where they live and work: discrimination, social isolation, communication barriers, host community residents’ fear of immigrants, and racial/ethnic competition for work, housing, and educational and social resources.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/lst.2012.5

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

Latino Studies

Author(s)

Barrington, Clare
Messias, DeAnne K. Hilfinger
Weber, Lynn