ERIC Number: ED387366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Cross-Cultural Transitions.
Bystydzienski, Jill M., Ed.; Resnik, Estelle P., Ed.
This series of 14 essays focuses on experiences of women who have made cross-cultural transitions. Cross-cultural transitions refer to moving across cultures, usually from one country to another or across subcultures within one society. The essays document what individual women perceived, how they felt when in the process of moving from one culture to another, and what the consequences of the transition were for them. This volume presents common themes and issues raised by accounts of cross-cultural transition. Women's experiences, collectively, differ from men's due to socialization. There are three parts in the volume. Part 1, "Reflections of Mature Women," contains the following essays: (1) "Parental Variations in a Hungarian Immigrant Experience" (Marga Kapka); (2) "Proud to Be a Japanese-American" (Jean Umemura); (3) "A Francophone Korean in America" (Irene Kwanghye Lee Olivier); (4) "A Palestinian's Struggle with Cultural Conflicts" (Rima Najjar); (5) "A Zanzibari Woman's Realization of Her Mother's Dream" (Alwiya S. Omar); (6) "Exploring Cultural Homelessness: At Home Here, There, and Nowhere" (Mercedes Morris Garcia); and (7) "Lost and Found" (Dagrun Bennett). Part 2, "Perception of College Women," contains the following: (1) "A Divided Life: Wanting to Be in Two Cultures at Once" (Nicolina Cobo); (2) "Trying to Understand: A Sri Lankan in an American College" (Rika Franke); (3) "Learning to Value One's Heritage" (Xing Chun Zheng); (4) "Most Difficult but Most Valuable Experience" (Yuko Kanda); (5) "Caribbean-American Transitions" (Charmaine Barnard); and (6) "Black and White" (Shirley Ann Williams, Jr.). Part 3 contains the essay "Reflections of a Cultural Commuter" (Birgit Brock Utne). (EH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Civil Rights, Comparative Analysis, Consciousness Raising, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Traits, Culture Contact, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Studies, Females, Feminism, Global Education, International Education, Life Style, Multicultural Education, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Subcultures, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 408 North Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Personal accounts presented at the Women and Cross-Cultural Transitions Conference (Franklin, IN, March 1992).