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By Cristiana Giordano

Migrants in Translation is an ethnographic mirrored image on overseas migration, psychological future health, and cultural translation in Italy. Its higher context is Europe and the quick shifts in cultural and political identities which are negotiated among cultural affinity and a multicultural, multiracial Europe. the difficulty of migration and cultural distinction figures as principal within the strategy of forming various but unified eu identities. during this context, felony and unlawful foreigners—mostly from japanese Europe and northern and Sub-Saharan Africa—are frequently portrayed as a probability to nationwide and supranational identities, safety, cultural foundations, and non secular values.

This ebook addresses the felony, healing, and ethical options of popularity and cultural translation that emerge according to those social uncertainties. In particular, Migrants in Translation makes a speciality of Italian ethno-psychiatry as an rising procedure that gives culturally applicable healing companies solely to migrants, political refugees, and sufferers of torture and trafficking. Cristiana Giordano argues that ethno-psychiatry’s concentrate on cultural identifications as therapeutic—inasmuch because it complies with present political wishes for variety and multiculturalism—also offers an intensive critique of psychiatric, felony, and ethical different types of inclusion, and makes it possible for a rethinking of the politics of recognition.

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