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Growing up in transit : the politics of belonging at an international school

Author: Danau Tanu
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Tanu offers the first ethnographic study of young people who experience high levels of international mobility while growing up, either moving across national borders or by attending international schools with trans-national student bodies. Although these students are often assumed to have an international outlook, this book shows that the processes involved in becoming 'international' are fraught with tension, given  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danau Tanu
ISBN: 1789207959 9781789207958
OCLC Number: 1137810068
Notes: Originally published : 2018.
Description: xxxi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : unpacking "third culture kids" --
Being international --
The power of English --
Living in "Disneyland" --
Chasing cosmopolitan capital --
The politics of hanging out --
Invisible diversity --
Race and romance --
Whose United Nations Day? --
Conclusion : transnational youth.
Responsibility: Danau Tanu.


In this compelling study of the children of serial migrants, Danau Tanu argues that the international schools they attend promote an ideology of being "international" that is Eurocentric.  Read more...


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