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International Student Connectedness and Identity : Transnational Perspectives

International Student Connectedness and Identity : Transnational Perspectives
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International Student Connectedness and Identity : Transnational Perspectives
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  • Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Contributors -- Chapter 1: Student Mobility, Connectedness and Identity -- Global Student Mobility and International Education -- Student Mobility and International Student Connectedness and Identity -- Transnational Social Field as a Conceptual Frame -- Overarching Structure -- References -- Part I: International Student Connectedness/Disconnectedness in the Host Country -- Chapter 2: International Students and Post-study Employment: The Impact of University and Host Community Engagement on the Employment Outcomes of International Students in Australia -- Introduction -- Research Method and Aim -- Key Themes in the Literature -- Graduate Employability -- 'Engagement for Best Fit' -- Work Experience -- Communication Skills -- Visa Status -- Connecting with the Host Country Community -- Friendship with Local Students -- Are International Students in 'Deficit'? -- Creating a Bridge to Employment: The Importance of Connecting with the Host Country Community -- International Student Case Study 1: Lucy -- International Student Case Study 2: Dian -- What Does This Analysis Mean for International Students in Australia? -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: International Student Connectedness with Local Teachers and Peers: Insights from Teachers -- Introduction -- International Students in Australian VET -- Relationships and Pedagogies in International Classrooms -- Conceptual Framework -- The Study -- Findings and Discussion -- Functional Goal of Vocational and Cultural Skills Development -- Functional Goals of Vocational Skills Mastery -- Functional Goal of Cultural Skills Development in Class and Out of Class -- Functional Practices: Pedagogy and Support -- Teaching Practices -- Providing Support (in Class and Out of Class) -- Conclusions -- References
  • Chapter 4: Exploring the Lifeworld of International Doctoral Students: The Place of Religion and Religious Organisations -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Helen's Story -- Mohammed's Story -- Najwa's Story -- Iris's Story -- Conclusion and Discussion -- References -- Chapter 5: From 'Somebody' to 'Nobody': International Doctoral Students' Perspectives of Home-Host Connectedness -- Introduction -- Vietnamese International Students and Mobility -- International Students and Connectedness -- Theoretical Frameworks -- Transnational Social Fields -- Positioning Theory -- The Research -- Arrival in Australia and Identity Change -- Academic Connectedness with Host -- Connectedness with Academic Supervisors -- Connectedness with Peer Research Students -- Connectedness with External Academic Communities -- Feeling Connected But Not Belonging to Host -- Academic Connectedness with Home -- Connectedness with Colleagues -- Belonging to But Somehow Disconnected with Home Institutions -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6: Disconnections with the Host Nation and the Significance of International Student Communities: A Case Study of Asian International Students in Australia and Singapore -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Introspective About Lack of Local Friends -- Disconnections with the Host Nation's Society and Culture -- In Transience: 'Not My Country' -- Like Living in Host Nations But Feel Locals Don't Like Them -- Inability to Connect with Co-ethnic Citizens -- Singapore -- Australia -- Being Friends with Other International Students -- International Student Friendships Provide Support, Community and Belonging -- Commonality with Other International Students and the Future -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II: International Student and Returnee Connectedness/Disconnectedness with the Home Country
  • Chapter 7: 'So That She Feels a Part of My Life': How International Students Connect to Home Through Digital Media Technologies -- Introduction -- Recreating Home Environments Through Media -- Familial Connections and Narratives of Life -- Disconnectedness and New Perspectives on Home and Family -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Visualising Returnee Re-engagement with Local Workplaces and Community: A Case Study of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Introduction -- Case Study Background -- Self-Formation Prior to Return -- Re-engagement Upon Return -- Knowledge, Skills and Working Attitudes -- Reverse Culture Shock -- 'When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do' -- Implications -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: 'Home Is Where the Heart Is': The Experiences of Expatriate PhD Students and Returnees -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Brief Overview of Literature on Transnational Mobility -- Transnational Mobility Trends of PhD Students from Portugal -- Mobility Motivations -- Motivations for Leaving the Home Country -- Motivations for Returning to the Home Country -- Mobility Experiences -- Connectedness and Identity While Living Abroad -- Experiences of Reintegrating in the Home Country -- Maintaining (or Losing) Networks After the Return Home -- Conclusion -- References -- Part III: Connectedness/Disconnectedness and Identity Development -- Chapter 10: Where Are We, When Are We, and Who Are We to Each Other? Connectedness and the Evolving Meanings of International Education -- The Setting -- When and Where Are We? The Temporal and Spatial Framing of Connectedness -- Which Who Are You? Culture, Stigma, and Connectedness -- Which Who Am I? Connection Through Invisibility -- When Are We? Modern and Traditional Routes to Connectedness -- Conclusion -- References
  • Chapter 11: International Students' Disconnecting from and Reconnecting with Diverse Communities: Fluidity of the Self in Sojourns Abroad -- Introduction -- Presupposing a Sense of Belonging -- Contextual Disconnecting and Reconnecting -- Personal Positioning and Data Collection -- (Voluntarily?) Disconnecting from National Communities -- Reconnecting with a Local Environment -- Making Sense of the (International?) Experience: A Gap Between Perceived Desirability and Reality -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Self-in-the-World Identities: Transformations for the Sojourning Student -- Introduction -- Interpretive Positioning -- Participants -- Exploration: Lived Experience of (Dis)connectedness -- Space Envisioned as 'Absence From' -- Spaces of Their Temporary Homes -- Inhabited Spaces -- Peopled Spaces -- Development: Windows into a Wider Sense of Self-in-the-World -- Etic View -- Sense of Intercultural/Global Connectedness -- Re- and De-connectedness and Lifelong Identity -- Conclusion -- References -- Part IV: Student-Turned Migrants and Connectedness/Disconnectedness -- Chapter 13: Flexible Citizens or Disconnected Transmigrants? Chinese Student-Turned-{u00AD}Migrants in Singapore and Their Discourse on Mobility, Flexibility, and Identity -- Introduction -- (Dis-)Connectedness in "Flexible Citizenship" and Chinese Student-Migrants' "Filial Nationalism": Ways of Being and Ways of Belonging -- The Case and the Research: Singapore's PRC "Foreign Talent" Students -- Imagination and "Flexible Citizenship" Discourse: Readiness to Disconnect -- Disconnected or Connected{u2026}through "Culture" -- Patriotic yet Disconnected: Discourse on Citizenship and National Identity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 14: Transnational Student-Migrants and the Negotiation of Connectedness and Self-Identity in Australia: The Pains and Gains -- Introduction
  • Transnational Students at the Nexus of International Education and Migration -- The Work of Imagined Mobility: Effects on Transnational Student-Migrants' Connectedness and Identity -- The Study -- Connectedness of Pains and Gains: Complexities in Negotiating Family Relationships and Gender Identities -- Connectedness: The In-Between Space of 'Roots' and 'Routes' as Pains and Gains -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 15: Transnational Belonging and Relational Practices: Nepali Student Migration to Denmark -- Introduction -- Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Mobility, Education, and Forms of Belonging -- Studying Nepali Student Migration in Denmark: Methodological Reflections -- Nepali Students: A New Category in the Immigration History of Denmark -- Among Other 'Immigrants' -- Relational Practices and Transnational Belonging -- Conclusion -- References -- Part V: Conclusion -- Chapter 16: International Student (Dis)Connectedness and Identities: Why These Matter and the Way Forward -- Introduction -- Themes -- Recommendations -- References -- Index
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