Uprooting and After...

Editors: Zwingmann, Charles, Pfister-Amende, Maria (Eds.)

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The unifying theme in this book is the suffering of millions of people, and the attempts of many others to ameliorate such sufferings. A host of world-renowned medical and social science specialists describe their experiences with people who have been beaten, battered, tortured, displaced and uprooted, but have somehow survived those ordeals. From these experiences arose new insights into the problems of uprooting, a new appreciation of the concept of "cultural relativism", and a new terrifying glimpse of the limits of "man's inhumanity to man". The relevance of this book lies in the fact that such ordeals are by no means absent in our world today. In this sense then, the experiences presented and evaluated here serve to bring to focus for us as individuals concerns of all mankind. Through its explicit treatment of diagnoses, prognoses and therapeutic measures the book, however, offers hope, a hope which is much needed in our conflict-torn world of today. W_ F. Angermeier Professor of Psychology Heidelberg, 1973 v Acknowledgments We express our sincere appreciation to all those who made this book a reality: the authors, the publishers, the translators and the printers. For many of us this undertaking was a valuable and rewarding experience despite the numerous complications and delays caused by correspondence; ideologic, political and professional differences between the undersigned; revisions, and technical diffi­ culties inherent in an intercontinental bookproduction.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Uprooting and After...

    Zwingmann, Ch (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • The Problem of Uprooting

    Pfister-Ammende, Maria

    Pages 7-18

  • The Nostalgic Phenomenon and its Exploitation

    Zwingmann, Charles

    Pages 19-47

  • Psychogenic Disturbances in a Linguistically Strange Environment

    Allers, Rudolf

    Pages 51-59

  • Aliens’ Paranoid Reaction

    Kino, F. F.

    Pages 60-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uprooting and After...
Editors
  • Charles Zwingmann
  • Maria Pfister-Amende
Copyright
1973
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-95213-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-95213-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-95215-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 362
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