The 7 mournings of migration and interculturality

Libro siete duelos | Joseba Achotegui


The book develops the model of the seven duels of migration: family and loved ones, language, culture, land, group belonging and physical risks. It addresses migratory stress and grief from a broad point of view, ranging from biology —which includes genetic knowledge and molecular biology— to biopolitics or cultural studies concerning the social model in which immigrants are integrated, or postcolonial studies, and of course, going deeper into the psychological approaches related to expressing and elaborating stress and migratory grief.

It raises not only the perspective of the immigrant who experiences the mourning of migration but also the perspective of the host society. Migration is a social phenomenon that affects all of society, both the immigrant and the native who sees their world changed by the arrival of immigrants, as well as the relatives who remain in the country of origin.

Translated title: The 7 mournings of migration and interculturality.

Original title: Los 7 duelos de la migración y la interculturalidad.

Author: Joseba Achotegui Loizate

ISBN: 978-84-16737-88-8

Edition date: September 2020

Publishing house: NED

Binding Format: paperback

Number of pages: 218

Format: 16 x 22 cm

Language: English