Call for book chapter proposals: Theory and Application of Health Acculturation: A Communication Perspective. Deadline: none given; request posted 25 October 2022.
To be co-edited by Yuxia Qian (Kutztown University) and Rukhsana Ahmed (University at Albany, SUNY).
The increase of migration flows across the globe has prompted unmet health needs of the migrant population as they navigate different health systems, beliefs, and practices. Although existing literature has examined the relationship between acculturation and health outcomes, health acculturation as an emerging concept has not been fully developed from a communication perspective. Health acculturation entails a dual process by which both migrants and healthcare professionals change their health beliefs and practices through contact with the other’s cultures. This edited book aims to unpack the complexity surrounding the health acculturation process through different theoretical frameworks, as well as cross-cultural applications of the concept in a range of communication contexts, including interpersonal, group, organizational, mass, digital and social media.