Emigration, multiculturalism and psychoanalysis: the point of view of a psychoanalyst - Emigration and its consequences, present-day multi-cultural societies, confront us with many questions, as individuals, and in our psycho-analytic work with patients. From Psycho- analysis, we can observe how our encounter with different cultures refers us to the initial encounter with differences, at the base of psychic life, and to the first identifications and the unconscious personal myths that give narrative shape to the latter. In this respect, within the analytic situation, cultural differences affect the transference and the countertransference, particularly when patient and/or analyst belong to different cultures.
Parole chiave: emigrazione, multiculturalismo, colpa, identità, scissione, altro
Key words: Emigration, multiculturalism, guilt, identity, splitting, other