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The Colors of Childhood : Separation-Individuation across Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity - Salman Akhtar

The Colors of Childhood

Separation-Individuation across Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity

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How does culture affect child-rearing practices? How do factors such as poverty, ethnic difference, racial minority status, and having immigrant parents alter the experience of a growing child? Are there culturally distinct sub-groups within the African-American population? How ubiquitous are psychoanalytically derived schedules of personality development? In what form and to what extent are transference and countertransference affected by such racial, ethnic, and economic issues? In this volume, eight distinguished psychoanalysts (including some belonging to ethnic and racial minorities) attempt to answer these questions. They provide illuminating details of child-rearing practices in African-American, Indian, and Japanese families. They interweave mythological legacies, historical background, ethnographic data, and clinical observations into a rich tapestry of knowledge, empathy, and understanding. They try to tease out the variables of socioeconomic class from the issue of race and the ambiguities consequent upon raising children in a new and unfamiliar land from the ordinary and inevitable conflicts between generations.

Acknowledgment
Contributors
Some Cultural Vicissitudes of Child Rearingp. 1
Emotional Refueling in Development, Mythology, and Cosmology: The Japanese Separation-Individuation Experiencep. 17
A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Separation-Individuation Theory
Discussion of Freeman's Chapter "Emotional Refueling in Development, Mythology, and Cosmology: The Japanese Separation-Individuation Experience"p. 61
Mothers and Others: Bonding, Separation-Individuation, and Resultant Ego Development in Different African-American Culturesp. 79
Psychoanalysis and the Rainbow of Cultural Authenticityp. 113
Discussion Miles' Chapter "Mothers and Others: Bonding, Separation-Individuation, and Resultant Ego Development in Different African-American Cultures"
The Emergence, Conflicts, and Integration of the Bicultural Self: Psychoanalysis of an Adolescent Daughter of South-Asian Immigrant Parentsp. 129
Reflections of the Self in the Cultural Looking Glassp. 169
Discussions of Mehta's Chapter "The Emergence, Conflicts, and Integration of the Bicultural Self: Psychoanalysis of an Adolescent Daughter of South-Asian Immigrant Parents"
The Impact of the Cultural Holding Environment on Psychic Development: Concluding Reflectionsp. 199
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780765701558
ISBN-10: 0765701553
Series: Margaret S. Mahler
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: JASON ARONSON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.51  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.52