Carlos Rojas focuses on the trope of “homesickness” in China—discomfort caused not by a longing for home but by excessive proximity to it. This inverse homesickness marks a process of movement away from the home, conceived of as spaces associated with the nation, family, and individual body, and gives rise to the possibility of long-term health.
Author: Carlos Rojas
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Homesickness today is dismissed as a sign of immaturity, what children feel at summer camp, but in the nineteenth century it was recognized as a powerful emotion. When gold miners in California heard the tune "Home, Sweet Home," they sobbed. When Civil War soldiers became homesick, army doctors sent them home, lest they die. Such images don't fit with our national mythology, which celebrates the restless individualism of colonists, explorers, pioneers, soldiers, and immigrants who supposedly left home and never looked back. Using letters, diaries, memoirs, medical records, and psychological studies, this wide-ranging book uncovers the profound pain felt by Americans on the move from the country's founding until the present day. Susan Matt shows how colonists in Jamestown longed for and often returned to England, African Americans during the Great Migration yearned for their Southern homes, and immigrants nursed memories of Sicily and Guadalajara and, even after years in America, frequently traveled home. These iconic symbols of the undaunted, forward-looking American spirit were often homesick, hesitant, and reluctant voyagers. National ideology and modern psychology obscure this truth, portraying movement as easy, but in fact Americans had to learn how to leave home, learn to be individualists. Even today, in a global society that prizes movement and that condemns homesickness as a childish emotion, colleges counsel young adults and their families on how to manage the transition away from home, suburbanites pine for their old neighborhoods, and companies take seriously the emotional toll borne by relocated executives and road warriors. In the age of helicopter parents and boomerang kids, and the new social networks that sustain connections across the miles, Americans continue to assert the significance of home ties. By highlighting how Americans reacted to moving farther and farther from their roots, Homesickness: An American History revises long-held assumptions about home, mobility, and our national identity.
An American History
Author: Susan J. Matt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Mobility of mankind has increased enormously in the past few decades. People leave their homes and native countries for business and study, for vacation or to flee from unsafe conditions like wars and natural disasters. In all cases the sojourner faces a dual challenge of breaking with the familiar home environment and adjusting to new surroundings. This book deals with the psychological and health consequences of leaving the familiar home and the process of creating a new one. The focus is mainly on acculturation stress and homesickness, which both are relevant to those who travel. Acculturation refers to the process and outcome of a person’s encounter with, and adaptation to, a culturally new and different environment. Homesickness is defined as a depression-like reaction to leaving one’s home. The contributions in this book present empirical data as well as theoretical and conceptual discussions. Causes, consequences, moderating variables, and theoretical explanations are discussed. Both short-term (e.g., vacations) and long-term (e.g. immigration) separations from home receive attention. By combining these different but related topics, this book provides a valuable overview for researchers, teachers, students and professionals working with people who present with problems related to migration or traveling.
Homesickness and Acculturation Stress
Author: Miranda van Tilburg,Ad Vingerhoets
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
An Exploration of the Concept Among Adolescents at Boarding School
Author: Jacqueline Downs
Title Page -- Copyright -- On Homesickness: A Plea
Author: Jesse Donaldson
Publisher: Vandalia Press
Hestia, now thirty, lives an emotionally precarious existence, having lived with boyfriends but never slept with a man. Wearying of the enchantment of virginity and its concomitant dissatisfaction, but quite unable to submit fully to a sexual relationship, she seeks out Daniel, an old gay friend, with whom she is unwisely but inescapably in love. Pushed away into the arms of another man, Hestia suddenly finds herself pregnant, and with no one to turn to but Daniel. This is the powerful story of the tender, stormy union of this mismatched, homesick trio.
Author: Helen E. Mundler
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
This work combines Buddhist philosophies, Christian principles, mythologies and psychological theories with personal history to offer a meditative approach towards healing, valuable for individuals and therapists.
Homesickness for a Place, a Time, a Person That Cannot Be
Author: B. Catherine Koeford
Publisher: B. Catherine Koeford
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Drawing on Scripture and his own stories, Moore explores how to embrace the New Testament theme that happiness is the by-product of being in “right” relationships, of being “at home” with God and with others. More than once, Jesus reminds us that the Great Commandment is to love God and to love other people. And that is what Matthew 6:33 is all about: “But seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and everything else will fall into place for you.” This book contains a discussion guide.
Healing the Homesickness of the Soul
Author: James W. Moore
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Gesammelt auf Veranstaltung der Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Z?rich unter Beih?lfe aus allen Kreisen des Schweizervolkes. Hrsg. mit Unterst?tzung des Bundes und der Kantone. Bearb. von Friedrich Staub und Ludwig Tobler
Author: Ludwig Tobler,Friedrich Staub
Publisher: Рипол Классик
"A groundbreaking move beyond the first generation of postcolonial criticism."—Nancy Armstrong, Brown University
Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth-Century Fiction
Author: Rosemary Marangoly George
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"The Dangerous Lover takes seriously the ubiquity of the brooding romantic hero - his dark past, his remorseful and rebellious exile from comfortable everyday living. Deborah Lutz traces the recent history of this figure, through the melancholy iconoclasm of the Romantics, the lost soul redeemed by love of the Brontes, and the tormented individualism of twentieth-century love narratives. The Dangerous Lover is the first book-length study of this pervasive literary hero; it also challenges the tendency of sophisticated philosophical readings of popular narratives and culture to focus on male-coded genres. In its conjunction of high and low literary forms, this volume explores new historical and cultural framings for female-coded popular narratives."--BOOK JACKET.
Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-century Seduction Narrative
Author: Deborah Lutz
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises
Author: Gerald Koocher,Annette La Greca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Emilia Pardo Bazán (condesa de)
If we can ́t deal with the world as it is and with people as they are, you call it "disease", but those who feel comfortable and don't long for change are "normal"?....I don't feel at home on earth. I am a quiet child, observing people and because of their behaviour I withdraw more and more from them. Loneliness is my greatest teacher, from a very early age on I ask so many questions of the universe. Through an incredible miracle I suddenly experience for the first time the power of my heart and the universe begins to responding me........How much I love the rain, as if the whole world cries with me, and I don't feel so alone anymore. I wait for something that comes from the rain in my direction and picks me up from this place, because I have the feeling that I don't belong here, but was only forgotten. Why am I and not someone else? Why am I here? What is my task? What am I waiting for? It seems as if my tears are singing melancholic songs in harmony with the drops of rain and I turn away from the window, because the sadness of the rain makes everything much worse. But now I clearly feel that something is coming into my direction behind me..............Miracles are happening all around us. Unfortunately, not everyone can see this, because you can only see them with your heart and many people keep their hearts closed, as I do. The fear of further disappointment does not allow our hearts to be free. We try to protect it by building walls around it, but in reality it is like a prison. The sadness of our hearts affects our lives and we always have the feeling that something is missing.
The Way Back Home
Author: Andrea Popp
Publisher: Independently Published