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ERIC Number: ED243329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-2-89219-141-6
Psychopathologie de l'acculturation (Psychopathology of Acculturation). Publication H-3.
Abou, Selim
The nature of mental disorders relating to acculturation is discussed, as well as the extent to which these disorders arise from intercultural conflict or simply as a result of latent individual problems heightened by cultural contact. An introductory section addresses the broad issue of the relativity versus universality of a mental disorder: that is, whether the behavior pattern would be considered a disorder in any society or would depend on the community's definitions. A second section outlines the pathological forms of acculturation: two forms of forced acculturation, ethnocide (or deculturation) and counter-acculturation; and desired acculturation, either imposed or freely chosen. A final section details the specific forms of regression and fixation that signal acculturation illnesses, both neurotic and psychotic. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: French
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
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