Claudia Melville (2006) Immigration: Its Unconscious Fantasies and Motivations

Abstract:
This paper investigates unconscious dynamics in relation to immigration. The process of immigration involves not only political and socio-economic factors but also psychological ones. This study explores the unconscious motivations and fantasies about emigrating through immigrants’ narratives. The data of this research suggests that immigration arouses unconscious conflicts related to early maturational periods of development.