The unifying theme in this book is the suffering of millions of people, and the attempts of many others to ameliorate such sufferings. A host of world-renowned medical and social science specialists describe their experiences with people who have been beaten, battered, tortured, displaced and uprooted, but have somehow survived those ordeals. From these experiences arose new insights into the problems of uprooting, a new appreciation of the concept of "cultural relativism", and a new terrifying glimpse of the limits of "man's inhumanity to man". The relevance of this book lies in the fact that such ordeals are by no means absent in our world today. In this sense then, the experiences presented and evaluated here serve to bring to focus for us as individuals concerns of all mankind. Through its explicit treatment of diagnoses, prognoses and therapeutic measures the book, however, offers hope, a hope which is much needed in our conflict-torn world of today. W_ F. Angermeier Professor of Psychology Heidelberg, 1973 v Acknowledgments We express our sincere appreciation to all those who made this book a reality: the authors, the publishers, the translators and the printers. For many of us this undertaking was a valuable and rewarding experience despite the numerous complications and delays caused by correspondence; ideologic, political and professional differences between the undersigned; revisions, and technical diffi culties inherent in an intercontinental bookproduction.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1973|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsUprooting and After.….- General Review.- I Basic Theoretical Construct.- The Problem of Uprooting.- The Nostalgic Phenomenon and its Exploitation.- II Socio-psychological and Psychiatric Investigations.- Psychogenic Disturbances in a Linguistically Strange Environment.- Aliens’ Paranoid Reaction.- Reactions to Evacuation.- Displaced Soviet Citizens in Switzerland.- Human Uprooting.- Mental Health Aspects of Voluntary Migration.- African Workers in France and Problems of Adaptation.- Difficulties of Adjustment in Immigrant Children in Geneva.- Nostalgic Behavior A Study of Foreign Workers in West Germany.- III Epidemiological Research.- Emigration and Mental Health.- Norwegian Emigration, Re-emigration and Internal Migration.- Concentration Camp Survivors in Norway and Israel.- Mental Diseases among Refugees in Norway after World War II.- Migration and the Major Mental Disorders A Reappraisal.- The Low Rate of Hospitalization shown by Immigrants to Canada.- IV Readjustment and New Growth.- Transitional Communities and Social Reconnection.- Mental Hygiene in Refugee Camps.- Immigration to Australia Mental Health Aspects.- Migration and Mental Ill-Health in Industry.- Mental Health Aspects of Camp Clearance (The Activities of the Mental Health Advisor to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees 1959/1960).- The Analysis of a Young Concentration Camp Victim.- Uprooting and Resettlement as a Sociological Problem.- Annex The Problem of Uprooting.- Origin of the Contributions and References.- Author Index.