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ERIC Number: EJ851806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Flexibly Global? Performing Culture and Identity in an Age of Uncertainty
Giardina, Michael D.
Policy Futures in Education, v7 n2 p172-184 2009
Presented as a symbolic interactive messy performance text, Michael Giardina sutures himself into and through the landscape of global social relations, including his own interpretive interactions of disconnection and reconnection with place, home, and nation. In so doing, and in these collages of lived textuality, he examines the complex, conflictual, and continually shifting identity performances revealed in and through our fleeting experiences with one another. Whether brushing up against the hyphenated spatial histories of British colonialism and Asian diaspora in London and Manchester or witnessing the rampant expressions of xenophobic nationalism pervading the US popular public sphere in sites ranging from Yankee Stadium in New York to a fast food restaurant in Champaign, Illinois, each narrative turn brings us into head-on collisions with each "Other". (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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