Intercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity

Marie Claire Patron (Editor), Julia Kraven (Editor)

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Intercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity contains (auto)ethnographic chapters and research-based explorations that uncover the ways our intercultural experiences influence our process of self-discovery and self-construction. The idea of intercultural mirrors is applied throughout all chapters as an instrument of analysis, an heuristic tool, drawn from philosophy, to provide a focus for the analysis of real life experiences. Plato noted that one could see one’s own reflection in the pupil of another’s eye, and suggested that the mirror image provided in the eye of the other person was an essential contributor to self-knowledge. Taking this as a cue, the contributors of this book have structured their writings around the idea that the view of us held by other people provides an essential key to one’s own self-understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages322
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-40130-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-39636-4, 978-90-04-40129-7
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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