Psychological Impacts of Exile: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Families in Mexico


Bright copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. 59 pp. Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugee families in Mexico City are adapting as best they can to their new surroundings. In psychological terms, however, their adjustment brings short-tem relief yet poses long-term difficulties. The demands of day-to-day living have all but suspended the natural mourning process for the losses they have endured. By not coming to terms with the past, they face serious difficulties making decisions about the future. The authors provide a rich analysis of the changes in family structure and relationships that have resulted from forced migration. Particularly interesting is the discussion of problems facing specific family members: such as the elderly, adults, adolescents and children. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Migrant Refugee Families: The Object of the Study; War, Migration, and Mental Health: Background to the Conflicts; The Process of Migration and Refuge; Results of the Exploratory Social Survey: Description of the Population; The Migration Process; Transformations in the Family Structure and Dynamics; Sources of Stress and Support; Orientation Toward the Future; Results of In-Depth Case Studies: Theoretical Foundations; Traumatic Experiences; Exile and Changes in Family Structure; Family Tendencies and Future Options; Conclusions and Recommendations; Notes.

Title: Psychological Impacts of Exile: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Families in Mexico

Author: Bottinelli, Maria Cristina; Maldonado, Ignacio; Troya, Estela; Herrera, Pablo; Rodriguez, Carlos

Categories: Sociology, Psychology, Latin America, Anthropology,

Publisher: Hemispheric Migration Project, Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assitance, Georgetown University: 1990

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 1262599

Keywords: REFUGEES EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA POLITICAL SALVADORAN GUATEMALAN POLITICS PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS EXILE EXILED FAMILIES FAMILY IN MEXICO CITY MEXICAN DISPLACED PEOPLES SOCIOLOGY SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIOPOLITICAL HEMISPHERIC MIGRATION PROEJCT CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY GLOBAL STUDIES PROGRAM WORLD ISSUES BOTTINELLI MALDONADO TROYA HERRERA RODRIGUEZ,