ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 6, Número 1. Ene-Abr 2009

THE EMOTIONAL COST OF SEPARATION IN MIGRANT CHILDREN: A STUDY CASE IN FAMILY MIGRATION BETWEEN TLAXCALA AND CALIFORNIA

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In this research, I describe the psychosocial effects that separation and reunification imply for the members of transnational families, who live separately and interact between two countries (México-USA). The members of these families who stay back, as well as those who leave, pay a high emotional cost that is evidenced in the way they interact and the alteration of their mental health. These disorders that emerge in the transnational context have to be studied under the framework of a new transdisciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, ethnology, clinical psychology and traditional healing. Only under this new analysis perspective can we understand that certain disorders are exposing the otherness and the suffering of individuals who live between two different cultures.

Palabras clave: Transnational families, migration, mental health, ethnopsychiatry.

Volumen 6, Número 1

Volumen 6, Número 1
Ene-Abr 2009


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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