International Student Mobility presents an autoethnographic study, which follows a group of non-English speaking international students from Taiwan during a period of study in Australia. The study examines the ways in which the students’ sense of identity shifts over time, and why this happens.
Hsieh engages Pierre Bourdieu’s notions of capital, habitus and field to develop an understanding of complexity of identity movements and asks to what extent the students see themselves as culturally and linguistically ‘international’, both during their time abroad and upon their return home.
Perfect for researchers and advanced students interested in international higher education, International Student Mobility is also an insightful read for those investigating the experiences of Chinese-speaking international students.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Literature Review
Chapter 3 Theory
Chapter 4 Methodology
Chapter 5 Analysis – hysteresis
Chapter 6 Discussion— the challenge and acceptance of doxa
Chapter 7 Discussion – performed identities
Chapter 8 How are they doing now?
Chapter 9 Conclusions
Jasper Kun-Ting Hsieh, PhD, is an educational researcher in the area of International Education, the Sociology of Education, and TESOL