publication . Article . 2016

Marketing Transnational Childhoods: The Bio Blurbs of Third Culture Novelists

Jessica Schulz Sanfilippo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2016 Journal: Transnational Literature (issn: 1836-4845, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Flinders Humanities Research Centre
Abstract
Many contemporary novelists experienced high levels of transnational mobility during their childhood and were thus raised ‘among’ different countries and cultures. Predominantly the offspring of diplomats, business executives, missionaries, military personnel and academics, these writers have compelling backgrounds of transnational and transient childhoods. Third Culture Kid (TCK), coined by the sociologist Ruth Useem, is the term given to this childhood experience. Until 2010, the term TCK was only used by sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and cultural educators, but never before by scholars of literary studies. In 2011, Antje Rauwerda adapted this ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bio blurbs, Book Marketing, Novelists, Transnational Culture Kids, Language and Literature, P, Literature (General), PN1-6790
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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