ELMI – ethnographic study on health literacy of migrant youth

From 2015-2018, researcher at the University of Education Freiburg have conducted ethnographic studies on the health literacy practice of young migrants in everyday life. For over 9 months, they accompanied two female teenagers with Turkish migration background and also two young Afghan refugees. They have gained valuable insights into the role of family, peer, school, social media on health literacy and also how young people make sense of information and how they evaluate the reliability.

The wealth of insights is summarised and discussed in the book:

“health literacy from a health-ethnographic perspective” (book in German language)

Some chapters, in particular, on the theoretical underpinning of health literacy and the discussion on deficit and difference will be available in English in the course of the year.

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