Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

Immigration and Acculturation: Mourning, Adaptation, and the Next Generation

By: Salman Akhtar (author)Hardback

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This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the psychological impact of immigration. Each aspect of the life of an immigrant is explored, shedding light on the complexities of work, friendship, sex, marriage, aging, religion, and politics.

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Salman Akhtar is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. His books include Immigration and Identity, Freud and the Far East, and The Crescent and the Couch.


Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Leaving and Arriving 1. The Trauma of Geographical Dislocation Part II: Being and Becoming 2. Work and Money 3. Sex and Marriage 4. Friendship and Socialization 5. Religion and Politics Part III: The Dusk and the Dawn 6. Encountering Middle Age and Getting Old 7. The Next Generation Part IV: The Wounded Healer 8. Challenges of Being an Immigrant Therapist Appendix: Films about Immigration, Acculturation, and the Next Generation References Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780765708243
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9780765708243
  • weight: 621
  • ISBN10: 0765708248

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