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Sociocultural phenomenology of world migrations 

Sociocultural phenomenology of world migrations
Sociocultural phenomenology of world migrations

Renato D. Alarcón

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date: 18 May 2021

World migrations, a strong component of the process of globalization, reflect a complex set of phenomena in need of detailed description and deep understanding. The role of sociocultural factors and variables in the different aspects of the migration process includes an analysis of factors or reasons for migrating followed by the decision-making process, the participants, the journey itself, and its vicissitudes. In addition to explanations offered about the structure and development of a variety of emotional experiences and their consequences (stigma and clinical entities included), the processes of acculturation, acculturative stress, and its sociocultural management are subjected to careful assessment. Empowering individuals in terms of civic capacity and personal efficacy, fostering of solidarity and strong social identities besides a shared commitment to collective well-being are important ingredients of this process. The elaboration of advanced legislation, public health measures, appropriate public education, and specific professional training are also indispensable measures.

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