Links of interest: location as identity, skin deep culture, and global critical thinking

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What does it mean to think globally and can we learn how, to sustain the planet? Is culture like clothing? New gathering places for writers abroad.

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Your tribe is the new segregation: integration may not be an improvement

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As we seek our global niche, we’re integrating across all sorts of out-moded boundaries. You could also say we’re segregating along the lines of our true selves.

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Great White People Book Club: stumbling on our false cosmopolitanism

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Global thinkers must navigate and find a way to bridge worlds that might make only a sinister kind of sense.

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Floating and free-falling: inner transitions supported by a foreign environment

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They say your shoes will eventually fit if you keep wearing them. This Japanese Third Culture Kid tried to live his life like that.

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Winter of our re-content: using nature’s downtime for self-invention

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Make stylish clothing for the Gypsy jet set, or feed the soul? A fashion designer redesigns herself with the help of a life coach.

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Colour me culture: the conflict of a celebrity cult

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Why is Martha Stewart unpopular in Europe? The question raises cultural hackles at a design blog run by an American in Germany.

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Remix culture: cross-pollinating with our pluralism

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Where we come from counts, and by bringing what we uniquely have to offer, we cross-pollinate the culture.

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Honor in defeat: what’s so great about losing?

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Can there be honor in defeat? How does your culture define national honor?

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Waking up Hausfrau: the secret of the Swiss

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I moved to Switzerland so my husband could advance his career. Overnight, I went from a 28-year-old American career woman to a Swiss Hausfrau.

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Cultural jet lag: the effect of occupying multiple personas

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“Iranian by birth, French by citizenship and American by residence” is how my grandfather encapsulated 10-year old me. What does that make my daughter?

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