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ERIC Number: EJ956239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Competing Cultural Worldviews in the United States: A Phenomenological Examination of the Essential Core Elements of Transnationalism and Transculturalism
Orbe, Mark P.; Drummond, Darlene K.
Qualitative Report, v16 n6 p1688-1714 Nov 2011
The objective of this study was to explore inductively the complex ways in which everyday discourse reflects larger--and often competing--cultural worldviews. A phenomenological framework was used to analyze transcripts generated through 13 focus group discussions involving 100 individuals. This particular analysis highlights how individuals who adopted a transnational worldview worked to transform cultural divisions through criticism of existing labels that failed to capture the multicultural nature of their identifies. Alternatively, individuals who adopted a transcultural worldview worked to transcend traditional cultural divisions through a rejection of traditional labels that worked against one unified social identity. The thematic insights generated through the study are significant in that they provide a heuristic framework for scholars and practitioners who are interested in promoting greater understanding through engaging transnationalism, transculturalism, and related issues. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States