1st Edition

Latina Realities Essays On Healing, Migration, And Sexuality

By Oliva Espin Copyright 1997
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    215 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book emphasizes psychology's role "as a means of human welfare", focusing on the complexities of the psychological development of immigrant women, Latinas, and other women of color and issues relevant to providing psychological services to them.

    Foreword: The Enigma of Arrival—Journey and Transformation -- Preface -- Experience as a Source of Theory and Method -- Giving Voice to Silence: The Psychologist as Witness -- Roots Uprooted: Autobiographical Reflections on the Psychological Experience of Migration -- Feminist Psychology and Psychotherapy -- Women’s Diversity: Ethnicity, Race, Class and Gender in Theories of Feminist Psychology -- Feminist Approaches to Therapy with Women of Color -- On Knowing You Are the Unknown: Women of Color Constructing Psychology -- Sexuality -- Cultural and Historical Influences on Sexuality in Hispanic/Latin Women: Implications for Psychotherapy -- Issues of Identity in the Psychology of Latina lesbians -- Immigrant Women and Adolescents -- Psychological Impact of Migration on Latinas: Implications for Psychotherapeutic Practice -- Letters from V.: Adolescent Personality Development in Sociohistorical Context -- Traumatic Historical Events and Adolescent Psychosocial Development: Letters from V. -- Spiritual Power and the Mundane World: Hispanic Female Healers in Urban U.S. Communities -- The Interplay of Migration and Sexuality in Women’s lives -- “Race,” Racism, and Sexuality in the Life Narratives of Immigrant Women -- Leaving the Nation and Joining the Tribe: Lesbian Immigrants Crossing Geographical and Identity Borders


    Oliva Espin