‘Third Culture Kids’ Create Their Own Heritage

"Third-culture kid" (TCK), a term coined by American sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1960s, refers to a child who has spent a significant part of their formative years outside of their parents’ culture, mixing the heritage of their birth with their adopted culture to create a so-called third culture. -- Jessica Hill, The (UAE)... Continue Reading →

Transnationalism Takes Several Hits

Before the Brexit vote, a colleague from Belgium expressed to me her belief that national identity "is just a social construct." At the time, the social phenomenon of transnationalism, based on interconnectivity, easy international travel, along with the economic benefits of mobility for jobs in other countries, was thought to be a surging force in... Continue Reading →

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