Archives par mot-clé : Cultural mixing

Gaia Petraglia : from the other side of the ocean. being parents and children in a foreign land

Beginning with a reflection on contemporary cultural mixing, the author will analyze this issue as it relates to second-generation immigrant children and their parents. Using some clinical examples of children and their parents received in a Pschological Service for immigrants, she reflects upon the trauma of migration and on the non-elaborated secrets which are passed down to the next generation. Also she raises the question of cultural counter-transference, a central factor in preventing fallout within the therapeutic relation, and analyzes the creative potential of second generation adolescents.

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°3, pp. 677-697.