Africana People in China: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration Experiences, Identity, and Precarious Employment (Explorations in Mental Health) (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


C. Jama Adams is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781138344556
ISBN-10: 1138344559
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 5th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Explorations in Mental Health