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RESILIENCE from a cross-cultral perspective (reading on Prof. Gunnestad)

Saturday, February 24th, 2007 @ 3:05 pm
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What an excellent and inspiring article i discovered! It is so helpful both for my writing of the Book chapter around integration of original and host cultures and for the PhD literature review…as i was reading about resilience, i found that this is actually a positive concept i could focus on, sth that will give more positive flow and flavour to the project, beyond the trauma and pain involved in the experiences of ‘cultural shock’, losing sense of at-homeness, non-belonging etc. There are also some interesting reflections on the metaphor of the tortoise (also mentioned by P. Laungani). The tortoise is able to live, function and survive in two cultures: earth and water…will work on that when writing the book chapter. Here is the link of the interesting article by the norwegian Professor: Gunnestad’s article on Cross-cultural Resilience

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