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Title Writing out of limbo : international childhoods, global nomads and third culture kids / edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel ; with Faith Eidse and Elaine Neil Orr.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011.

Subject Social interaction in children -- Foreign countries.
Children -- Foreign countries -- Attitudes.
Parents -- Employment -- Foreign countries.
Intercultural communication -- Foreign countries.
Affiliation (Psychology)
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Social interaction.
Alt Name Bell-Villada, Gene H., 1941-
Sichel, Nina.
Eidse, Faith.
Orr, Elaine Neil.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 486 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note In English; occasional phrases in French with English translations.
Summary Crossing borders and boundaries, countries and cultures, they are the children of the military, diplomatic corps, international business, education and missions communities. They are called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads, and the many benefits of their lifestyle expanded worldview, multiplicity of languages, tolerance for difference are often mitigated by recurring losses of relationships, of stability, of permanent roots. They are part of an accelerating demographic that is only recently coming into visibility. In this groundbreaking collection, writers from around the world address issues of language acquisition and identity formation, childhood mobility and adaptation, memory and grief, and the artist s struggle to articulate the experience of growing up global. And, woven like a thread through the entire collection, runs the individual s search for belonging and a place called home. This book provides a major leap in understanding what it s like to grow up among worlds. It is invaluable reading for the new global age.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Gene H. Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel -- pt. 1. Foundations. Third culture kids / Ruth Hill Useem and Richard D. Downie ; Cross-cultural kids : the new prototype / Ruth E. Van Reken ; Raised in the margin of the mosaic : global nomads balance worlds within / Norma M. McCaig ; Explaining differences : TCKs and other CCKs, American and Japanese TCKs / Ann Baker Cottrell -- pt. 2. Reflections. Finding home : John Liang ; Reframing / Faith Eidse ; Jubilee / Charity Schellenberg ; The colors and culture of home / Nancy Miller Dimmock ; A canary sings on the road to Athens / Kathleen Daniel ; Artist in transit : a fusion of art and identity / Cathleen Hadley ; Returning to my parents' foreign "home" / Emily G. Hervey ; Continental shifts / Anna Maria Moore ; Outsider / Nina Sichel -- pt. 3. Explorations. Lemonade for the Gringa : advice for and from teenaged global nomads / Patricia Linderman ; Vignettes from another perspective : when cultural hierarchies matter at an international school / Danau Tanu ; The religious lives of adult missionary kids / Nancy Henderson-James ; Echoes of loss : long-term grief and adaptation among third culture kids / Kathleen R. Gilbert and Rebecca J. Gilbert ; Four third culture kids : one portrait / Laila Plamondon ; Memory, language, and identity : the search for self / Liliana Meneses ; Finnish expatriate families and their children : a complementary viewpoint / Anu Warinowski ; Domestic students or foreign? When U.S.-global nomads return "home" to college / Bruce La Brack ; Global nomads : cultural bridges for the future / Alice Shu-Hsien Wu -- pt. 4. Reconfigurations. Documenting mobility / Maureen A. Burns ; Khartoum Romeo, Delhi Juliet / Greg Clinton ; "I know who I am" / Leyla Rouhi ; The stranger self : a pattern in narrative / Elaine Neil Orr ; On Jean Rhys, Barbara Kingsolver, and myself : reflections on a problem that has no set name / Gene H. Bell-Villada ; Colonial mothers and cosmopolitan third culture kids : Doris Lessing's Under my skin / Alice Ridout ; Checked baggage : writing Unpacked / Elizabeth Liang ; On making BRATS / Donna Musil -- pt. 5. End paper. Le fran├žais / Maya Goldstein Evans.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781443834087 (electronic bk.)
1443834084 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613436030
OCLC # 828869775
Additional Format Print version: Writing out of limbo. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011 9781443833608 (OCoLC)772000706

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