1st Edition

Transnational Students and Mobility
Lived Experiences of Migration

ISBN 9781138022836
Published August 13, 2015 by Routledge
204 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $170.00

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Book Description

As globalisation deepens, student mobility and migration has not only impacted economy and institutions, it has also infused human desires, imaginaries, experiences and subjectivities. In Transnational Students and Mobility, Hannah Soong portrays the vexed nexus of education and migration as a site of multiple tensions and existence and examines how the notion of imagined mobility through education-migration nexus transforms the social value of international education and transnational mobility.

Table of Contents

Part One: Transnational Student-Migrant Nexus and Mobility  1. Introduction  2. Transnational Student-Migrant Nexus and Mobility  Part Two: Understanding the Mode of Consciousness of a Transnational Individual  3. Transnational Mobility as Mode of Consciousness of the ‘West  4. Understanding the Lived Experiences of Intercultural Adjustment and Identity Change  Part Three: Lived Episodes and Interpretations  5. ‘Fitting- In’: Intercultural adjustment process through teaching practicum experiences  6. Looking Out: The pains and gains of mobility  7. Being-In-Flux: Imaginations of ‘nostalgia’ and ‘fantasy’ Conclusion: Hermeneutic reflections on the complexities of student mobility  References  Appendices  Appendix 1: Timeline of interviews for participants in phase  Appendix 2: Timeline of interviews for participants in phase 2  Appendix 3: An Example of Data Analysis for Meaning  Appendix 4: Specialised Subjects Student-Migrants Were Tasked to Teach  Appendix 5: Profile of Student-Migrants Community Engagement/Part-Time Work Activities

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Hannah Soong is a lecturer at the University of South Australia. Her research interests lie in the sociological study of the transnational mobility through education. Her key research disciplines include migration and identity studies, social imagination, teacher education and the intersubjectivity of self and society in postmodernity. By using socio-anthropological lenses in her doctoral work, Hannah has developed a conceptual framework to deepen one’s understanding on the meaning of mobility of students who are on the verge of migration through education processes.