Olga Olivas

Olga Olivas
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte · Estudios Sociales

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Introduction Migrants could be at increased risk of the psychosocial and mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research is needed to assess their needs and the most useful interventions in this regard. Objective To describe the mental health consequences of the pandemic and lockdown measures among migrants living in shelters in Tiju...
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This article identifies how beliefs, practices, and religious communities converge in the structuring of the evangelical drug rehabilitation model (ERM). Based on a qualitative study, we propose that the ERM shapes the ways of interpreting emotions and sensations based on a beliefs system that conceives the body as a battle field between good and e...
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La encuesta sobre Coronavirus, bienestar y religiosidad (COBIRE) surge del interés por explorar cuál es el papel que adquieren prácticas religiosas en el marco del confinamiento derivado de la pandemia de COVID-19 en México. Nos interesa conocer las continuidades y discontinuidades de prácticas religiosas y espirituales en este contexto, así como s...
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La pandemia de COVID-19, además de sus consecuencias directas sobre la salud, ha tenido una serie de consecuencias indirectas sobre la economía, la vida cotidiana y las relaciones sociales. En todo el mundo, estos cambios han afectado en particular a las personas migrantes que desde antes del comienzo de la pandemia y las medidas de mitigación adop...
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Given the current political situation in Mexico, this article discusses the relationship between the state and the religious and spiritual models for treating problematic drug use. The lay nature of the state, specifically in the area of public health, serves as a basis for problematizing the ways in which that state has recognized medical pluralis...
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In this article, we call into question recent public health claims that loneliness is a problem of epidemic proportions. Current research on this topic is hindered by an overreliance on limited survey data and by paradigmatic imbalance that delineates the study of loneliness to psychological, cognitive, neuroendocrinological and immunological effec...
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1. Le départ Novembre 2018. Une longue colonne de migrants provenant d’Amérique centrale arrive jusqu'à la frontière états-unienne après avoir parcouru le Mexique. On l’appelle « La Caravane ». Les images, sur lesquelles on voit des familles entières[1], souvent avec de très jeunes enfants, font le tour du monde. L’impact médiatique est amplifié...
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Introduction: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use has been increasing in the past decades in tandem with changes regarding the notions of health and illness. Comparing conventional medicine (CM) and CAM in how they address health problems has been a point of focus for both the health sciences and individuals dealing with health proble...
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En numerosas ciudades latinoamericanas, los centros de rehabilitación han pasado a ser parte cotidiana del paisaje. Casi siempre evangélicos, frecuentemente precarios, estos espacios suelen ser mirados por sus vecinos con sospecha, catalogándolos –ante el misterio de lo que sucede ahí adentro- como un mal necesario, ante el incremento constante de...
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Esta obra sigue la trayectoria de tres agrupaciones de danzantes establecidas en ambos lados de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos, entrelazando los aspectos étnico-nacionales, políticos y religiosos de la tradición en este contexto.
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En este capítulo se discutirán algunas situaciones y experiencias que son vividas en los procesos de salud-enfermedad-atención durante el internamiento en el centro de rehabilitación religioso El Camino y en el centro de rehabilitación espiritual Pasos.
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Brief report of ongoing project on adolescent mental health in No. Mexico border region (Tijuana, MX).
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En este trabajo se analiza la representación de identidad y nación de pertenencia que hacen tres grupos de danza azteca establecidos en Tijuana, Baja California, y en San Diego y San Fernando Valley, en California.
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Este artículo analiza los procesos de corporalidad que experimentan quienes se someten a un tratamiento de rehabilitación de adicciones, en los centros de tipo evangélico pentecostal. El estudio está enfocado en tres ejes principales de análisis en relación a las formas culturalmente elaboradas de poner atención a y con el cuerpo: a la transformaci...
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Este articulo se limita a analizar el proceso por el cual las agrupaciones de danza azteca se legitiman y se posicionan dentro de una tradición que imaginan ancestral, a partir de la conformación de un linaje creyente en la sociedad contemporánea.
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We suggest that specific migratory trajectories are related to specific health risks by virtue of the vulnerable conditions lived by people in mobility, often including lack of access to medical health care. Thus, this population follow illness/care trajectories combining health resources available to them, which could include some biomedical health services, selfcare practices, and alternative health resources, which may be found in the receiving contexts, as well as among the communities they are related to. We propose to analyze the relationship established between trajectories of geographical mobility and trajectories of illness/care, lived by populations in highly vulnerable migratory conditions in the border region. We focus on people whose migration project was interrupted and find themselves “frozen in movement” (Odgers & Campos, 2014) or “stuck in mobility” (Hess, 2012) in the border region due to current migration policies. Specifically, we propose analyzing trajectories of two main groups in Tijuana and San Diego: a) Migrants waiting in Mexico for crossing to the US with or without documents, and asylum seekers waiting either in Mexico or the US for their court processes. These groups have a Pending Migration Project, and b) International migrants that are redefining their migration project, and are currently asking for humanitarian visas, asylum or refuge in Mexico; this group is reconsidering either stay in Mexico or continues to the US. Now they have a Shifting Migration Project. Unlike most recent literature only concerning migrant’s access to health care services, we propose to also focus on the way in which migrants themselves apprehend, replace or 2 combine available therapeutic resources along their mobility trajectories, in order to address their health problems. The individuals who migrate are considered, then, not only as users of biomedical health care services, but also as subjects that actively construct their own strategies to preserve or recover health. From this perspective, we argue that to improve health care services, it is fundamental to understand self-care practices, since they could help to identify the needs and meanings that health problems have for individuals. This project will provide new knowledge related to real illness/care practices developed by highly vulnerable populations stuck in mobility, considering their accessibility to health care services and their views as active subjects in the construction of health care strategies. Results could be a useful resource to improve policy planning and develop a better access to health care considering health needs of people stuck in mobility.
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Este proyecto busca analizar los fundamentos, las estrategias y los alcances obtenidos por los centros evangélicos de rehabilitación para fármaco-dependientes en la región fronteriza de Baja California y valorar su compatibilidad con la perspectiva médica.
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Este proyecto busca analizar los fundamentos, las estrategias y los alcances obtenidos por los centros evangélicos de rehabilitación para fármaco-dependientes en la región fronteriza de Baja California y valorar su compatibilidad con la perspectiva médica.