Swaying: Essays on Intercultural Love / Edition 1

Swaying: Essays on Intercultural Love / Edition 1

by Jessie Carroll Grearson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877455279

ISBN-13: 9780877455271

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Intercultural couples struggle, often quite successfully, with the kind of questions anyone who wants to live responsibly in a multicultural world must raise. They live, as we must all learn to do, in a place where multiple cultures find expression. This engaging anthology of literary nonfiction celebrates the creative potential of choosing diversity and explores

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Intercultural couples struggle, often quite successfully, with the kind of questions anyone who wants to live responsibly in a multicultural world must raise. They live, as we must all learn to do, in a place where multiple cultures find expression. This engaging anthology of literary nonfiction celebrates the creative potential of choosing diversity and explores in many voices the real-life social, cultural, and spiritual consequences of this choice. These are the honest voices of women who have made commitments across national and cultural lines, who have moved toward the revitalizing and educating potential of such partnerships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877455271
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Swaying: An Introduction
Dishes on the Drainboard3
Advanced Biology19
Voodoo Faust29
Extenuating Circumstances47
At the Temple61
Yearning to Breathe Free81
A Nice English Girl94
The Weight of Water: Bearing a Woman's Burden101
Another Traditional Arab-Jewish Iowa Potluck114
A Patchwork Life127
Denmark's a Prison147
Undercurrents157
Myself in India170
Crossing Cultures: The Story of a Chinese Man and an American Woman181
Swaying199
Notes on Contributors213

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