Intercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity contains (auto)ethnographic chapters and research-based explorations that uncover the ways our intercultural experiences influence our process of self-discovery and self-construction. The idea of intercultural mirrors is applied throughout all chapters as an instrument of analysis, an heuristic tool, drawn from philosophy, to provide a focus for the analysis of real life experiences. Plato noted that one could see one’s own reflection in the pupil of another’s eye, and suggested that the mirror image provided in the eye of the other person was an essential contributor to self-knowledge. Taking this as a cue, the contributors of this book have structured their writings around the idea that the view of us held by other people provides an essential key to one’s own self-understanding.
Contributors are: James Arvanitakis, Damian Cox, Mark Dinnen, James Ferguson, Tom Frengos, Dennis Harmon, Donna Henson, Alexandra Hoyt, William Kelly, Lucyann Kerry, Julia Kraven, Taryn Mathis, Tony McHugh, Raoul Mortley, Kristin Newton, Marie-Claire Patron, Darren Swanson, and Peter Mbago Wakholi.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Brill | Sense
(May 29, 2019)
6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity
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2 thoughts on “Intercultural Mirrors. Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity”
Touching and insightful
This is an amazing compilation of cultural studies. Each study is portrayed with care, insight, humor and empathy. Each chapter opens the readers’ eyes to life beyond their own personal borders. As our world becomes smaller with technological connections, it is refreshing to read these stories to walk in the shoes of another. As a World Language teacher, these modern cultural reflections are an asset to my instruction.
I am delighted that you have enjoyed this book. It took Julia and me, Editors and Authors, on a fantastic and poignant journey as we discovered that there were so many stories that resonated with ours. Their vulnerability was especially appreciated. Sharing their stories with everyone will hopefully create a more empathic, caring world.