JOURNEYS TO FOREIGN SELVES: Asians and Asian Americans in a Global Era

JOURNEYS TO FOREIGN SELVES: Asians and Asian Americans in a Global Era

by Alan Alan Roland
     
 

Drawing upon author's long-term psychoanalytical practice, research, and actual clinical data, this book examines the psychological ramifications of transnational immigration to Western countries and the continued influence of indigenous cultures on South Asian Diaspora. It explores new ways of understanding the psyche of migrants from the diverse cultures of South

Overview

Drawing upon author's long-term psychoanalytical practice, research, and actual clinical data, this book examines the psychological ramifications of transnational immigration to Western countries and the continued influence of indigenous cultures on South Asian Diaspora. It explores new ways of understanding the psyche of migrants from the diverse cultures of South Asia and the universal norms applied in Western practice. To this end it embraces and critiques the categories that are more specific to this region, such as the magic-cosmic world of private destiny, reincarnation, astrology, and palmistry. By using more informed ways of understanding this exodus of people, the book attempts to find a new paradigm fusing spirituality with psychoanalysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198069461
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Training Analyst and member, Faculty, and Board of Directors, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, New York

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