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ERIC Number: ED491504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
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East Meets West: Teaching the Elite on Both Sides of the Pacific
Richards, Elisabeth; Sze, Susan
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Park (1928) describes the condition of marginal man is that of "a cultural hybrid, living and sharing intimately in the life and traditions of two distinct people" (p. 892). While there has been concerted effort to study the lives of female academic faculty in terms of class (Dews, Leste and Leste, 1995), race (hooks, 1989, Williams, 1994) and sexuality (Mintz & Rothblum, 1997), relatively little of this attention has been devoted to the female ex-patriate experience. This void has left us with a series of questions: How do female foreign academics' private and public lives intersect? Do the relationships they have outside the academic sustain or undermine a foreign professor's chances of success? This paper seeks to answer these questions by studying foreign academic women's lives holistically: one person trying to carve out an academic identity for themselves in the East, the other in the west. In examining the interplay of multiple forms of marginality, these hidden interstices will shed light on the struggles involved in teaching in the diaspora.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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