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The Resource Migrants in Translation : Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy, Cristiana Giordano, (electronic resource)

Migrants in Translation : Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy, Cristiana Giordano, (electronic resource)

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Migrants in Translation : Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy
Title
Migrants in Translation
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Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy
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Cristiana Giordano
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Language
eng
Summary
Migrants in Translation is an ethnographic reflection on foreign migration, mental health, and cultural translation in Italy. Its larger context is Europe and the rapid shifts in cultural and political identities that are negotiated between cultural affinity and a multicultural, multiracial Europe. The issue of migration and cultural difference figures as central in the process of forming diverse yet unified European identities. In this context, legal and illegal foreigners - mostly from Eastern Europe and Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa - are often portrayed as a threat to national and supranational identities, security, cultural foundations, and religious values. This book addresses the legal, therapeutic, and moral techniques of recognition and cultural translation that emerge in response to these social uncertainties. In particular, Migrants in Translation focuses on Italian ethno-psychiatry as an emerging technique that provides culturally appropriate therapeutic services exclusively to migrants, political refugees, and victims of torture and trafficking. Cristiana Giordano argues that ethno-psychiatry's focus on cultural identifications as therapeutic - inasmuch as it complies with current political desires for diversity and multiculturalism - also provides a radical critique of psychiatric, legal, and moral categories of inclusion, and allows for a rethinking of the politics of recognition
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English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Migrants in Translation : Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy, Cristiana Giordano, (electronic resource)
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Migrants in Translation : Caring and the Logics of Difference in Contemporary Italy, Cristiana Giordano, (electronic resource)
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt6wqbv3
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- PART I: ENTERING THE SCENE: THE WALLS -- 1. On the Tightrope of Culture -- 2. Decolonizing Treatment in Psychiatry -- PART II. ENTERING THE SCENE: THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE -- 3. Ambivalent Inclusion: Psychiatrists, Nuns, and Bureaucrats in Conversation -- PART III. ENTERING THE SCENE: THE POLICE OFFICE -- 4. Denuncia: The Subject Verbalized -- PART IV. ENTERING THE SCENE: THE SHELTER -- 5. Paradoxes of Redemption: Translating Selves and Experimenting with Conversion -- PART V. REENTERING THE SCENE: THE CLINIC -- 6. Tragic Translations: "I am afraid of falling. Speak well of me, speak well for me" -- EPILOGUE: OTHER SCENES -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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