Africana People in China: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration Experiences, Identity, and Precarious Employment

1st Edition

C. Jama Adams

Published October 5, 2018
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9781138344556 - CAT# K394587
Series: Explorations in Mental Health


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This book examines the psychosocial experiences of foreign workers from Africa and its diaspora in China, within the context of international socio-economic forces. By exploring employment-based migration from a psychoanalytic perspective, this volume investigates the utility of adaptive ambivalence and the challenges that migrant workers face around issues of self-development, agency, and identity. Through a careful analysis of interviews with Africana people, the author demonstrates that the capacity to be reflective and resilient alongside having a strong and diversified support network are crucial for the psychological well-being of those living and working in unfamiliar geographic and cultural conditions.

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