Talking About "Home": Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

The existing literature and numerous webpages dealing with Third Culture Kids often appear to be overenthusiastic about the concept. TCKs have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. Researchers, practitioners, and TCKs themselves have created an essentialized image of TCKs, even though, in essence, these individuals are just migrants in special circumstances. This book proposes to think otherwise and to review the ideologies and myths behind this construct. With contributors from different parts of the world and from various disciplines, the origins of the term TCKs, its development and the current debates around it are discussed, beyond the somewhat stagnant discourses about these individuals. The key concepts associated with Third Culture Kids are also revisited. This volume represents a timely, authoritative and alternative way of rethinking and reimagining the impact of mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration, Diversity, and Education
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Third Culture Kids
EditorsFred Derwin, Saija Benjamin
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9781137524669
ISBN (Print)9781137524652
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015

Fingerprint

immigrant
narrative
Ideologies
myth
migrant
childhood
discourse
language
literature

Keywords

  • Home
  • Third-culture
  • Immigrant
  • Scotland
  • Narrative
  • Folklore
  • Ethnology

Cite this

Le Bigre, N. (2015). Talking About "Home": Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids. In F. Derwin, & S. Benjamin (Eds.), Migration, Diversity, and Education: Beyond Third Culture Kids Palgrave Macmillan.

Talking About "Home" : Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids. / Le Bigre, Nicolas.

Migration, Diversity, and Education: Beyond Third Culture Kids. ed. / Fred Derwin; Saija Benjamin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Le Bigre, N 2015, Talking About "Home": Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids. in F Derwin & S Benjamin (eds), Migration, Diversity, and Education: Beyond Third Culture Kids. Palgrave Macmillan.
Le Bigre N. Talking About "Home": Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids. In Derwin F, Benjamin S, editors, Migration, Diversity, and Education: Beyond Third Culture Kids. Palgrave Macmillan. 2015
Le Bigre, Nicolas. / Talking About "Home" : Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids. Migration, Diversity, and Education: Beyond Third Culture Kids. editor / Fred Derwin ; Saija Benjamin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
@inbook{a0036f0f8491442fb506bff830e38bac,
title = "Talking About {"}Home{"}: Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids",
abstract = "The existing literature and numerous webpages dealing with Third Culture Kids often appear to be overenthusiastic about the concept. TCKs have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. Researchers, practitioners, and TCKs themselves have created an essentialized image of TCKs, even though, in essence, these individuals are just migrants in special circumstances. This book proposes to think otherwise and to review the ideologies and myths behind this construct. With contributors from different parts of the world and from various disciplines, the origins of the term TCKs, its development and the current debates around it are discussed, beyond the somewhat stagnant discourses about these individuals. The key concepts associated with Third Culture Kids are also revisited. This volume represents a timely, authoritative and alternative way of rethinking and reimagining the impact of mobility.",
keywords = "Home, Third-culture, Immigrant, Scotland, Narrative, Folklore, Ethnology",
author = "{Le Bigre}, Nicolas",
year = "2015",
month = "7",
day = "15",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781137524652",
editor = "Fred Derwin and Saija Benjamin",
booktitle = "Migration, Diversity, and Education",
publisher = "Palgrave Macmillan",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Talking About "Home"

T2 - Immigrant Narratives as Context for Third-Culture Kids

AU - Le Bigre, Nicolas

PY - 2015/7/15

Y1 - 2015/7/15

N2 - The existing literature and numerous webpages dealing with Third Culture Kids often appear to be overenthusiastic about the concept. TCKs have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. Researchers, practitioners, and TCKs themselves have created an essentialized image of TCKs, even though, in essence, these individuals are just migrants in special circumstances. This book proposes to think otherwise and to review the ideologies and myths behind this construct. With contributors from different parts of the world and from various disciplines, the origins of the term TCKs, its development and the current debates around it are discussed, beyond the somewhat stagnant discourses about these individuals. The key concepts associated with Third Culture Kids are also revisited. This volume represents a timely, authoritative and alternative way of rethinking and reimagining the impact of mobility.

AB - The existing literature and numerous webpages dealing with Third Culture Kids often appear to be overenthusiastic about the concept. TCKs have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. Researchers, practitioners, and TCKs themselves have created an essentialized image of TCKs, even though, in essence, these individuals are just migrants in special circumstances. This book proposes to think otherwise and to review the ideologies and myths behind this construct. With contributors from different parts of the world and from various disciplines, the origins of the term TCKs, its development and the current debates around it are discussed, beyond the somewhat stagnant discourses about these individuals. The key concepts associated with Third Culture Kids are also revisited. This volume represents a timely, authoritative and alternative way of rethinking and reimagining the impact of mobility.

KW - Home

KW - Third-culture

KW - Immigrant

KW - Scotland

KW - Narrative

KW - Folklore

KW - Ethnology

M3 - Chapter (peer-reviewed)

SN - 9781137524652

BT - Migration, Diversity, and Education

A2 - Derwin, Fred

A2 - Benjamin, Saija

PB - Palgrave Macmillan

ER -