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AmongUS : Essays on Identity, Belonging, and Intercultural Competence

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2nd
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9780205453535

ISBN10:
0205453538
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Pub. Date:
7/11/2005
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Pearson
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Summary

AmongUSpresents readings from individuals whose intercultural experiences give insights on how to achieve an effective and fair multicultural society where cultural identities are celebrated and maintained. The essays provide a rich source of materials to teach a broad array of interpersonal, sociological, and psychological concepts that apply to educational, business, and cultural settings. The authors have arranged the book around four themes: Identity, Negotiating Intercultural Competence, Racism and Prejudice, and Belonging to Multiple Cultures.

Table of Contents

Preface v
PART ONE Cultural Identity: Who Are We?
The Nature of Cultural Identity
3(6)
Myron W. Lustig
Jolene Koester
Of Endearment and Other Terms of Address: A Mexican Perspective
9(10)
Patricia Covarrubias
My Name Is...
19(6)
Mei Lin Kroll
Neither Lost nor Found
25(9)
Mei Lin Kroll
To Pass or Not to Pass, That Is the Question: Jewish Cultural Identity in the United States
34(10)
Samuel M. Edelman
To Be American, Black, Catholic, and Creole
44(9)
Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr.
Lessons Learned: A University Administrator's Intercultural Journey
53(10)
Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr.
PART TWO Crossing Cultures: Negotiating Intercultural Competence
Cultural Patterns and Intercultural Competence
63(10)
Myron W. Lustig
Jolene Koester
The Shower
73(9)
Thomas M. Steinfatt
By Way of Introduction: An American and Finnish Dialogue
82(12)
Donal Carbaugh
Saila Poutiainen
Acculturation in a Foreign Land
94(10)
Zhong Wang
Rui Shen
``This Is the Way Things Are!'': Making Sense of Gender Roles in Cultures
104(5)
Rona Tamiko Halualani
Roast Mutton, Fry Bread, and Tilt-a-Whirls: Cultural and Intercultural Contact at the Navajo Nation Fair
109(9)
Charles A. Braithwaite
Cultural Problems and Intercultural Growth: My American Journey
118(11)
Peter O. Nwosu
Living in Paradise: An Inside Look at the Micronesian Culture
129(16)
Vicki Marie
Living Interculturally: Confessions of a Menwai Nonoh
145(12)
Vicki Marie
PART THREE Othering: Racism and Prejudice Among US
Cultural Biases and Intercultural Communication
157(17)
Myron W. Lustig
Jolene Koester
Finding One's Self in the Margins
174(8)
Chevelle Newsome
The Holocaust and Its Lessons: A Survivor's Story
182(8)
Elane Norych Geller
Living the American Dream
190(7)
Juan C. Gonzalez
Black as We Wanna Be: From Identity Politics to Intercultural Competence
197(14)
Mark Lawrence McPhail
Karen Lynette Dace
Friends and Partners
211(10)
Ann M. Bohara
Patrick McLaurin
Leonard's Yard: Pulling at the Roots and Responsibilities of My Whiteness
221(12)
Gale Young
Tears in the Archive: Creating Memory to Survive and to Contest Empire
233(16)
S. Lily Mendoza
PART FOUR Inside/Outside: Belonging to Multiple Cultures
On Becoming Intercultural
249(9)
Young Yun Kim
On Becoming ``American''
258(12)
Tadasu ``Todd'' Imahori
On Living In Between
270(12)
Tadasu ``Todd'' Imahori
La Guera
282(7)
Keturah A. Dunne
The Search for Cultural Identity by a Chinese American Professional Woman
289(10)
Amy Qiaoming Liu
From Silk Route to Route 66: My American Journey
299(9)
Mohammad H. Qayoumi
``Both-And'' and ``Neither-Nor'': My Intercultural Experiences
308(8)
Ringo Ma
dual_consciousness@USAmerican.white.male
316(10)
William J. Starosta
About the Authors 326


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