Academic Literature: The Relevance of Meaningful Occupation to Migrating People & Newcomers

Organized by date, beginning with content published most recently:

  • Morville, A. & Jessen-Winge, C. (2019). Creating a bridge: An asylum seeker’s ideas for social inclusion. Journal of Occupational Science, 26:1, 53-64, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2018.1500933
  • Raanaas, R. K., Aase, S.O. & Huot, S. (2019). Finding meaningful occupation in refugees’ resettlement: A study of amateur choir singing in Norway. Journal of Occupational Science, 26:1,65-76, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2018.1537884
  • Huot, S., Cao, A., Kim, J.,  Shajari, M. & Zimonjic, T. (2018). The power of language: Exploring the relationship between linguistic capital and occupation for immigrants to Canada. Journal of Occupational Science, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2018.1534136
  • Thornton, M. & Spalding, N. (2018): An exploration of asylum seeker and
    refugee experiences of activity: A literature review. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin. doi: 10.1080/14473828.2018.1539282
  • Gupta, J., & Hocking, C. (Eds.) (2018). Special Issue: Occupation, Well-being and Immigration. Journal of Occupational Science, 25.
  • The following articles are from the Special Issue: 
    • Rivas-Quarneti, N., Movilla-Fernández, M. & Magalhães, L. (2017). Immigrant women’s occupational struggles during the socioeconomic crisis in Spain: Broadening occupational justice conceptualization.
    • Kielsgaard, K., Kristensen, H.K., & Nielsen, D. S. (2018). Everyday life and occupational deprivation in single migrant mothers living in Denmark.
    • Huot, S. & Veronis, L. (2017). Examining the role of minority community spaces for enabling migrants’ performance of intersectional identities through occupation.
    • Wright-St Clair, V.A., Nayar, S., Kim, H., Wang, S., Kaur Sodhi, S., Chung, A., Suchdev, J., & Hu, C. (2017). Late-life Asian immigrants managing wellness through contributing to socially embedded networks.
    • Arola, L.A., Dellenborg, L., & Häggblom-Kronlöf, G. (2017). Occupational perspective of health among persons ageing in the context of migration.
    • Lintner, C. & Elsen, S. (2017). Getting out of the seclusion trap? Work as meaningful occupation for the subjective well-being of asylum seekers in South Tyrol, Italy.
    • Smith, H. C. (2017). Finding purpose through altruism: The potential of ‘doing for others’ during asylum.
  • Huot, S., Chen, X., King, C., Painter-Zykmund, E., & Watt, K. (2016). Making difficult decisions: Employment experiences of immigrants to London, Ontario, CanadaWork: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 54, 709-720. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-162316.
  • Huot, S., Kelly, E., & Park, S. J. (2016). Occupational experiences of forced migrants: A scoping review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63, 186-205.
  • Huot, S. (2016). The production of precariousness through policy: Occupational injustice faced by forced migrants in Canada. Occupational Therapy Now, 18, 23-24.
  • Smith, H. C. (2015). An exploration of the meaning of occupation to people who seek asylum in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78, 614-621.
  • Castaneda, H., Holmes, S., Madrigal, D., DeTrinidad Young, M., Beyeler, N., & Quesada, J. (2015). Immigration as a social determinant of health. Annual Review of Public Health, 36, 375-392.
  • Gupta, J. (Ed.). (2013). Special theme issue: Occupation, well-being and immigration. Journal of Occupational Science, 20.
  • Gupta, J. (Ed.). (2013). Second special theme issue: Occupation, well-being and immigration. Journal of Occupational Science, 20.
  • Bennett, K. M., Scornaiencki, J. M., Brzozowski, J., Denis, S., & Magalhaes, L. (2012).Immigration and its impact on daily occupations: A scoping review. Occupational Therapy International, 19, 185-203.
  • Coleman, D. (Ed.) (2012). Countering displacements: the creativity and resilience of indigenous and refugee-ed peoples. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press.
  • Whiteford, G. (2000). Occupational Deprivation: Global Challenge in the New Millennium. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 200-204.