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De migrant en singulariteit, een 'vreemd' koppel?

Amar El-Omari (UGent)
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Migration is currently under investigation. On the one hand questions are raised as to whether immigrants are assimilating the norms and values of their new country quickly enough. On the other hand, in a clinical context, it is observed that mental illness when encountered in immigrants is culture-specific. However, these observations cannot be interpreted without taking account of the double context in which the immigrant is embedded: that of their native country and now the host nation. The issue of "identity" and the social context in which it derives plays a crucial role in discourse about immigrants. The objectifying public debate about migration has clear clinical repercussions at an individual level and there is a need to reframe these cultural representations from a psychoanalytic perspective. This means that the function of religious speech also deserves our attention during a cure with an immigrant. A clinical illustration of a Muslim in psychotherapy clarifies how the coordinates of a Lacanian thinking can function as a universal language to understand the singular logic of the subject.
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Migration, Identity, Cultural Representations, Islam, Psychosis.

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El-Omari, Amar. 2016. “De Migrant En Singulariteit,  Een ‘Vreemd’ Koppel?” Psychoanalytische Perspectieven 34 (3): 235–253.
APA
El-Omari, A. (2016). De migrant en singulariteit,  een “vreemd” koppel? PSYCHOANALYTISCHE PERSPECTIEVEN, 34(3), 235–253.
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El-Omari A. De migrant en singulariteit,  een “vreemd” koppel? PSYCHOANALYTISCHE PERSPECTIEVEN. 2016;34(3):235–53.
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El-Omari, Amar. “De Migrant En Singulariteit,  Een ‘Vreemd’ Koppel?” PSYCHOANALYTISCHE PERSPECTIEVEN 34.3 (2016): 235–253. Print.
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  journal      = {PSYCHOANALYTISCHE PERSPECTIEVEN},
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  year         = {2016},
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