Bridge of folk art: mastering an intercultural skill

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I’m native in the Japanese language and love the country but it took the folk art Etegami to help bridge the divide.

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Unlikely associations: is it a sell-out to socialize with insiders?

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Sometimes this expat has felt like a duplicitous sell-out for socializing with people she normally would not.

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Get creative about your place in the world: how to operate on a micro-yet-global level with a global niche

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Suspended between multiple worlds — challenged in your pursuits and interests by culture, geography, language or time zone? Welcome to the GlobalNiche club, where our situation mismatch is our secret weapon.

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Psychic location independence: optimizing life in spite of where you are

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Most of us cannot go somewhere on the ground where all our people and our perfect lifestyle exist. We must find that psychically — call it our “global niche”.

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Virtual reality: meshing our networked lives

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Chatting with an Internet media theorist and online psychotherapist whose interests include ‘mixed reality’, globalization and cultural theory.

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No 40 years of friendship: the mass market distorts traditional hospitality

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Tourists in Istanbul’s shopping Mecca have been so traumatized they can no longer distinguish an invitation from an inquisition.

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Reacting to taboo: how avoidance can make us complicit

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Taboo’s unintended cloaking effect: we banish from our thoughts the most unimaginable human acts, making us blind to them in our midst.

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About this site: making the psychic limbo of global citizens a productive state

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Why do you need our help? Because liminal life is a bittersweet limbo — coming, going, never quite arriving. expat+HAREM embraces the unmoored and central reality of our globetrotting, multicultural, hybrid times.

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With/out borders: the shape of your world

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Border disputes never made sense to me. Living all over the world gave me a free floating perception of the world.

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