Latina Realities: Essays on Healing, Migration, and Sexuality

Latina Realities: Essays on Healing, Migration, and Sexuality

By: Oliva M. Espin (author)Paperback

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A retrospective of fifteen years, this book brings together, for the first time, Oliva Espin's previously published articles and conference papers. Together, these writings reveal the complexity and encompassing quality of Espin's most significant contributions to the contemporary debates within psychology. Topics include sexuality, therapy with Latinas and other women of color, immigrant and refugee women, ethnic minority and immigrant women of diverse sexual orientations, and theoretical perspectives on feminist psychology and diversity.Primarily focusing on the experiences of Latina women, gleaned from psychotherapy practice and research, the book presents discussions on experience as a source of theory and method in psychology; issues relevant to immigrant women and girls, such as sexuality and language; and other similar topics.Latina Realities is bound to be a valuable text for advanced courses exploring diversity in psychology and women's lives as well as a useful supplementary reading for introductory courses in psychology of women, women's studies, cultural psychology, and other gender or ethnic issues courses.

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Oliva M. Espin is professor of women's studies at San Diego State University and part-time core faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego. She received an Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution from the American Psychological Association and is a fellow of five divisions of the APA.


* Foreword Lillian Comas-Daz. Experience As A Source Of Theory And Method * Giving Voice to Silence: The Psychologist as Witness * Roots Uprooted: Autobiographical Reflections on the Psychological Experience of Migration Feminist Psychology And Psychotherapy * Womens Diversity: Ethnicity, Race, Class, and Gender in Theories of Feminist Psychology with Mary Ann Gawelek. * Feminist Approaches to Therapy with Women of Color * On Knowing You Are the Unknown: Women of Color Constructing Psychology Sexuality * Cultural and Historical Influences on Sexuality in Hispanic/Latin Women: Implications for Psychotherapy * Issues of Identity in the Psychology of Latina Lesbians Immigrant Women And Adolescents * Psychological Impact of Migration on Latinas: Implications for Psychotherapeutic Practice * Letters from V.: Adolescent Personality Development in Sociohistorical Context with Abigail J. Stewart and Cynthia Gmez. * Traumatic Historical Events and Adolescent Psychosocial Development: Letters from V. * Spiritual Power and the Mundane World: Hispanic Female Healers in Urban U.S. Communities The Interplay Of Migration And Sexuality In Womens Lives * Race, Racism, and Sexuality in the Life Narratives of Immigrant Women * Leaving the Nation and Joining the Tribe: Lesbian Immigrants Crossing Geographical and Identity Borders

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/08/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780813332345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9780813332345
  • weight: 337
  • ISBN10: 0813332346

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