Swaying: Essays on Intercultural Love / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877455271
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 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 Drainboard 3
Advanced Biology 19
Voodoo Faust 29
Extenuating Circumstances 47
At the Temple 61
Yearning to Breathe Free 81
A Nice English Girl 94
The Weight of Water: Bearing a Woman's Burden 101
Another Traditional Arab-Jewish Iowa Potluck 114
A Patchwork Life 127
Denmark's a Prison 147
Undercurrents 157
Myself in India 170
Crossing Cultures: The Story of a Chinese Man and an American Woman 181
Swaying 199
Notes on Contributors 213
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