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Understanding Cultural Narratives: Exploring Identity and the Multicultural Experience (Michigan Teacher Training (Paperback))Understanding Cultural Narratives focuses on the narrative as a tool for uncovering the individual stories of second language students. Narrative that reveals aspects of a student’s experience in both a first and second culture can also reveal attitudes and expectations toward second language acquisition; this knowledge provides an invaluable bridge between student and educator and provides the educator with a context in which to develop an effective learning plan.Understanding Cultural Narrati…

Europe's Many Souls: Exploring Cultural Complexes and IdentitiesWhat is going on in Europe? In this book a number of outstanding Jungian Analysts explore the Cultural Complexes and Identities of their European homelands and nations. This is a new approach to old questions: What makes a people feel at home? How do their traditions and narratives form a cultural Self and identity? How do they differ from one another? Exploring cultural complexes as a part of answering these important questions requires knowledge of history, economics, sociology, anthropology, …

Exploring Cultural IdentitiesIn this text, Okeke Azu-Okeke draws on his own experience as the first and only Black trainee in an Institute for Group Analysis in London and the impact this has had on his work as a lecturer and supervisor, as well as research from his group analysis sessions over many years to contribute a deeper awareness of the serious aspects of colonialism. From the perspective of an Igbo man of the older generation, who grew up in two conflicting cultures: the traditional Igbo culture of Nigeria and that…

African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture (Routledge Communication Series)What communicative experiences are particular to African Americans? How do many African Americans define themselves culturally? How do they perceive intracultural and intercultural communication? These questions are answered in this second edition of African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture. Informing multiple audiences interested in African American culture, from cultural researchers and practitioners to educators, policymakers, and community leaders, this innovative and i…

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys FictionUsing a theoretical approach and a critical summary, combining the perspectives in the postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis and narratology with the tools of hermeneutics and deconstruction, this book argues that Jean Rhys’s work can be subsumed under a poetics of cultural identity and hybridity. It also demonstrates the validity of the concept of hybridization as the expression of identity formation; the cultural boundaries variability; the opposition self-otherness, authenticity-fiction, trans-…

Islamic Modernities in Southeast Asia: Exploring Indonesian Popular and Visual Culture (Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches)What does it mean to be a modern Muslim today? In contemporary discourse Islam and modernity are often presented as each other’s opposites in media and popular culture. Southeast Asia has a large Muslim population, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, but Islamic culture in these states is conspicuously absent from the wider global discourse on Islam. With a focus on popular culture in Indonesia – a country that houses the world’s largest Muslim population and that is also und…

Sexuality, Gender and Rights: Exploring Theory and Practice in South and Southeast AsiaThere is virtually no record of work on sexuality and rights in South and Southeast Asia, and even less to show how theory can link to practice. This volume fills the gap by demonstrating how the ideas of scholars and activists can be converted into action that can make a difference to people’s lives. The 15 original essays span eight countries and analytically document on-going work in areas such as: sexuality education; sexual health services; sexual rights; transexuality; and HIV//AIDS preve…

Exploring Twins: Towards a Social Analysis of TwinshipExploring Twins presents an analysis of twinship considered as a specifically social phenomenon. Drawing upon a wide range of interdisciplinary, historical and cross-cultural data, Elizabeth A. Stewart argues that in both traditional and modern societies, twinship represents a recurrent anomaly which calls into question the assumptions around which different types of society are organized. Part I identifies and analyzes the fascinating range of cultural and disciplinary approaches to the interpr…

This Small City Will Be a Mexican Paradise: Exploring the Origins of Mexican Culture in Los Angeles, 1821-1846Using archival materials that have largely escaped study, Michael J. González presents a bold new interpretation about life in Los Angeles between 1821 and 1846, the years that Mexico governed California. González goes beyond descriptions of cattle, ranchos, and aristocratic landowners who disdained Mexico–all the elements central to the romance of the “California Pastoral”–and introduces an alternative view. He argues that the people of Los Angeles, the angeleños, feared Indians. To ease t…

Monuments and Memory: Two Examples from Transylvania: Exploring National Identity and Ethnic Conflictthrough Public SpaceSocieties erect monuments to commemorate heroes orremember crucial and significant events in theirhistories. Set in stone, they become part of thepublic landscape. While some fade into obscurity,others assume an ever greater role in the society’sunderstanding of the past, and perhaps moreimportantly, the present. This work analyzes thehistory and impact of two monuments in Transylvania,a multi-ethnic community, whose national affiliationchanged after World War I. This work tells the storyof the …