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In praise of diversity, Jessie Grearson and Lauren Smith offer Love in a Global Village: A Celebration of Intercultural Families in the Midwest, an account of the triumphs of fifteen intercultural families and the perseverance of their relationships in midwestern America. The couples recount their courtships, their adventures and difficulties, and their individual choices to create families and build lives together despite differences of race, language, religion, and culture.

Welcomed into homes in towns like Kalona, Iowa, and Springfield, Missouri, Grearson and Smith introduce readers to unexpected fusions of culture in middle America. By focusing on small communities where intercultural relationships are exceptions rather than the norm, Smith and Grearson offer affirmation that multicultural households can endure and flourish almost anywhere.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Family Tapestries: An Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxi
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  1. I Spin Around You: Karen & Aria
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Family Photograph: Saad & Julie
  2. pp. 19-31
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  1. Part of the Family: Kim & Um
  2. pp. 32-46
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  1. Signs: Doug & Katy
  2. pp. 47-66
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  1. Amazing Grace: Diane & Blong
  2. pp. 67-90
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  1. Hao Yin (Good Luck): Jim & Jean
  2. pp. 91-103
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  1. The Quilt: Kathleen & Jat
  2. pp. 104-120
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  1. Like Minds: Clara & George
  2. pp. 121-138
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  1. Seven Seas: Peter & Hueping
  2. pp. 139-160
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  1. The World in the Family Room: Don & Marilva
  2. pp. 161-179
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  1. Kai Loma (Half and Half): George & Violette
  2. pp. 180-205
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  1. Alterations: Janet & Andy
  2. pp. 206-219
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  1. Black Is Black: Murtis & Nana
  2. pp. 220-236
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  1. Convergence: Vilma & Tom
  2. pp. 237-260
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  1. Unveiled: Shirlee
  2. pp. 261-284
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781587293306
Related ISBN
9780877457404
MARC Record
OCLC
50322380
Pages
306
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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