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Cultural Immersion and Culture Shock in Conrad’s Fiction

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter discusses cultural immersion and culture shock in Conrad’s works. The response that Marlow displays in his relationship to Africa recalls the dualism implied in many anthropological ... More


A Quick Trip from Coppet

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Staël travels via Austria and Eastern Europe with Schlegel and her children; they enter Moscow as the last Westerners to see the old city intact before it is destroyed by fire. The Muscovites fête ... More


Coming Home

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Volunteers often experience supermarket shock upon returning home. For some volunteers, tropical fruit were able to be bought for pennies in places such as the Philippines and Ecuador. Another shock ... More


The Toughest …

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Looking at an ad campaign for the Peace Corps illustrates that the service was to involve “the toughest job you'll ever love.” Several volunteers would attest that the job is indeed tough and full of ... More


The White Hand: State Magic and Signs of War

Christen A. Smith

in Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the subtle, hidden, and magical racial politics of state policing through a reading of Culture Shock's “Terrorism” vignette, the history of policing in Bahia, and cases of ... More


Selina Ullah: Burning Ambitions

Wahida Shaffi (ed.)

in Our stories, our lives: Inspiring Muslim women's voices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424105
eISBN:
9781447302889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter reviews the story of Selina Ullah, who was born and brought up in Manchester and who moved to Bradford when she was about 21. Selina's initial feeling about Bradford was that the ... More


Loose End

John Borneman

in Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226233888
eISBN:
9780226234076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234076.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter an elaboration of questions that this study raises but was unable to answer in the main chapters. These include descriptions of: a therapy session for juvenile sex offenders; the ... More


For Book-readers Only

John Miles Foley

in Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037184
eISBN:
9780252094309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037184.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter serves to alleviate “culture shock” and ease the reader into the unique structure this volume takes on. It demonstrates how this book operates as part of the Pathways Project, and ... More


Taking Students to the Field: Barbados

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

in In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter describes the experiences of the field school students the authors have taken to the island of Barbados over a 20-year period. There each student lives in a separate rural village with ... More


Housing transitions

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields

in Gypsies and Travellers in housing: The decline of Nomadism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847428738
eISBN:
9781447310969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428738.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Having explored the main routes through which the sample arrived in conventional housing this chapter draws on the literature on ‘cultural trauma’ and ‘culture shock’ to examine transitional ... More


My American Wife

Deepak Singh

in How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on how the author remembers how he understood his wife in India and how different she appeared in the United States, not just in dress, but in manner. He starts to feel the ... More


Tassibee: a case study

Khalida Luqman

in Re-Imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham through Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333302
eISBN:
9781447333357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333302.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter present excerpts of writing and reflections by three participants who regularly attended the Tassibee (a local charity) programmes: Nasim Bashir, Fazelat Begum, and Mukhtar Begum. They ... More


Attacked in the Field: Encountering a Street Gang While Studying Peace in Java

Jaida Kim Samudra

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reflects on a close encounter with street violence during a multisited fieldwork on a transnational martial art in Indonesia—silat. Though initially traumatized, the author ultimately ... More


The Pathological Migrant: Failures, Escape, and Weakness of Character

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the many faces of fear and failure among Japanese migrants in New York City, from dealing with culture shock to coping with diagnosed mental illness. Beginning with an account ... More


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