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Title Migration and inter-cultural psychoanalysis : unconscious forces and clinical issues / edited by Kristin White, Ina Klingenberg
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (161 p.)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Migration and loss in a globalised world -- Migration in the first generations of psychoanalysts -- PART I: Migration and defensive organisations -- 1. Ethnic purity, otherness and anxiety: the model of internal racism -- 2. Migration, loss and psychic retreat -- 3. Once around the world -- the denial of traumatisation in the globalised post-modern world -- PART II: Languages, symbolsand internal space -- 4. Romania and its unresolved mourning
5. Tolerance for non-understanding: understanding and its limits -- the confusion of tongues -- PART III: Past generations, past worlds and the struggles of the patient in the present -- 6. The tale of those who went forth: on the inner experience of migration and forced migration -- 7. Rites of passage in migration and adolescence: struggling in transformation -- 8. Psychoanalysis in exile: early migration in the shadow of the Holocaust and the psychoanalytic study group in Prague -- Select bibliography -- Index
Summary How does migration affect us in the deeper layers of our minds, where forces are at work that affect our mental and physical health, our experiences in the world and our behaviour? This edited volume brings together contributions on the social, historical and personal aspects of migration from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Clinical perspective is combined with a wider view that makes use of psychoanalytic concepts and experience to understand problematic issues around migration today. Later chapters take the historical background into account: the history of psychoanalysis itself is a history of migration, beginning with Freud's experiences of migration, in particular his escape from Vienna to London at the end of his life, to answer questions regarding migration, refugees, living in a 'multicultural society' and living in a 'foreign culture'. Taking on the challenge of looking at the multi-layered, often subtle, yet powerful emotional and unconscious layers of meaning around migration, this book brings together practice and theory and will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and those with an interest in the working of the mind in an intercultural context
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Subject Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Klingenberg, Ina, editor
White, Kristin, editor.
ISBN 1000245284