Journeys to Foreign Selves: Asians and Asian Americans in a Global Era

Hardcover | March 7, 2011

byAlan Roland

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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 waysof 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.

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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 waysof understanding the psyche of migrants from ...

Alan Roland is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City, and is a Training Analyst and member, Faculty, and Board of Directors at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:March 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198069464

ISBN - 13:9780198069461

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionI. Journeys to Asian and Asian American Selves1. Psychoanalysis Across Civilizations: A Personal Journey2. The Familial Self Revisited3. Understanding Asians and Asian Americans in a Global Era4. Across Civilizations: Psychoanalytic Therapy with Asians and Asian Americans5. Trauma and Dissociation: 9/11 and the India/Pakistan PartitionII. The Spiritual and Psychoanalytic Selves6. The Uses and Misuses of Psychoanalysis in South Asian Studies: On Mysticism7. The Spiritual Self and Psychopathology: Theoretical Reflections and Clinical Observations8. Religious Imagery, Spiritual Practices, and Personal Destiny in Psychoanalytic Therapy with Hindu WomenIII. Cultural Psychologies9. Psychoanalysis in India and Japan: The Cultural Psychologies of Sudhir Kakar and Takeo Doi10. Another Voice and Position: Psychoanalysis across Civilizations - The Cultural Psychology of Hubert Hermans's Dialogical Self11. The Cultural Psychologies of Bicultural Psychotherapists: Pittu Laungani and Philip WongEpilogue