Category: Ethnicity, Difference, Identity


Exploring Motherhood: A Multisensory Portrait of Complexity, Chaos, and Intertwining Experiences in Contemporary Daily Life

The project seeks to explore the complex nature of motherhood by curating and showcasing a range of diverse encounters, connections, and sentiments presented as individual multisensory portrayals. The research intends to establish an anthology of personal encounters by distinct caregivers to uncover motherhood’s intricate and interwoven facets in modern daily existence. This project features personal


Canción Sin Miedo- Juntanza de Mujeres Indígenas Colombianas: An Indigenous and Feminist Protests

The protest song genre in Latin America has gained significant momentum during periods of democratic threat, gaining popularity through contributions from countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and others. This phenomenon has given rise to movements such as “canción nueva” or “nueva trova.” Notably, these songs are often performed in Spanish and Portuguese, imbued with a


“Hijab or No Hijab”: Examining Spiritual Identity (Re)construction of Muslim Graduate Students Through Duoethnography

The question of whether a Muslim woman is required to wear a hijab is a multifaceted topic that continues to evoke diverse perspectives. This complex debate has extended beyond religious circles, impacting the perception of political and cultural pluralism. This issue leads to identity complexity within the context of a secular and diverse education environment.

‘Disjuncture’ to ‘Reconstruction’: An Ethnographic Study on Cultural Identity Conflicts of Post-95 Chinese International Fine Art Students in London

Following the economic rise of China, the educational mobility of its nationals continues to increase. Intercultural communication between China and the UK is also occurring with greater frequency. Every generation of Chinese international students has encountered identity conflicts. Previous studies generally view them as a whole, discussing their identity conflict as a phenomenon of intercultural


Startup Music Business Finance, Valuation and Ethics: Methods and Techniques

This paper examines the interactions between Music business ethics related to start-up music businesses and discusses their methods and techniques for start-up music business finance and valuation. The practice of music business ethics creates trust between the funding agency and start-up entrepreneurs that helps to mitigate investors’ problems in the music industry. In such cases,


Identity Negotiation of International Women in Higher Education: Language and Culture in Focus

The role of women in academia and especially in STEM fields has been receiving more and more attention among researchers, however few studies used a quantitative approach and considered the experiences of international women across various disciplines in relation to identity negotiation. This study examines the experiences of foreign-born female faculty living and teaching in

“That Goes Against My Philosophy”: Examining the Emotional Labor and Identity Negotiation of ESL Pre-service Teacher

The graduate school experience can be quite intense, specifically for international students who currently teach English to multilingual students. Despite their dynamic and fluid identity, they also undergo a range of emotions as they strive to assimilate into a specific community of practice and to be professionally accepted. The purpose of this narrative analysis is


Protecting a Minority Culture in a Bilingual Society: The Impact on Canadian Society of Laws Restricting English Use in Quebec

This paper presents the complex historical context and development of language laws and related government cultural policies at the federal and provincial level in Canada and examines the profound impact on Canadian society of laws restricting English use in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec. Landmark Canadian language laws are compared and contrasted, and the


Socio-Anthropological Analysis of Marriage and Family Among Mosuo Community in China

The Mosuo people live in the mountainous region of southwest China, on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, in the Lugu Lake area. This group has been under-represented in the field of research which often resulted to exclusion of some social services. Marriage has often been the subject of study among anthropologist all over


Rights to Education of Persons With Disabilities in Thailand

In Thailand, rights to education of persons with disabilities are guaranteed by laws and policies i.e. Constitution of Thailand, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Act, Education Provision for Persons with Disabilities Act (EPDA), National Education Plan, and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). According to EPDA, persons with disabilities have rights to


Exploring Traditional Culture From the Perspective of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Buddhist Temples of the Dai Park in Xishuangbanna and Chiang Mai Old City

The Dai ethnic group in Xishuangbanna of China and the Thai people in northern Thailand are related to each other based on their ethnic origins and cultures. Therefore, their life aesthetics are very similar, especially with regard to the art of Buddhist temples. As the policies of the intangible cultural heritages of China and Thailand


Future Digital Finance: Ethnic Traditional Jewellery as Intangible Heritage and Its Influence on Places’ Assets

It is impossible to emphasize the importance of intangible cultural heritage. Create a lasting impression in the minds of future generations by holding your own in a cutthroat industry. For many people, the allure of traditional jewellery lies not only in its aesthetic appeal but also in the deeper meanings and beliefs it represents when


Adaptation of the Teacher Professional Agency Scale in the Unique Cultural Context of Estonia

Teachers’ work-related agency has scientific and practical significance. It is associated with redefining pessimistic projects and finding pleasure in the vocation. Measuring this phenomenon among teachers (N=686) in the culturally diverse education context of Estonia, where Estonian language of instruction and Russian instructional language schools historically co-exist, representing two various logics associated with transformation vs


Charlie King, Chinese Music, and Media Representation in a New Zealand Gold Mining Setting

Charlie King (Li Kee Hing), as he was known, spent most of his life in the southern New Zealand gold-mining settlement of Waikaia. Arriving there in the mid 1870s, he was one of many Chinese miners in New Zealand, and he worked closely with other miners from his village in China who had also travelled


Intercultural Education in Europe: The Bridge Teaching Values of Cultural Diversity

The increasing number of young migrants in Europe has brought a necessity to provide a new educational system. Intercultural education has been seen by the Council of Europe and UNESCO as a solution to this issue. The educational approach has been thought not only with the intent to preserve the cultural heritage of migrant children,


Exploring the Intrinsic Influence of Confucian Principles on Chinese Women’s Agency: A Malaysian Perspective

This study will explore the way three core Confucian principles affect the identity and agency of Malaysian-born Chinese women, from a Malaysian context. The interdisciplinary nature of this research will consider ethnic diasporic and cultural identity from a cultural psychological stance, taking the view that identity is socially constructed, as family and society play a


The Global Ummah as a Communicative Strategy: Power and Identity in the Organization of the Islamic Conference

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s status as an international organization articulating the collective interests of Muslims was copper fastened by its role in the Danish Cartoon controversy of 2005-2006. Since then the OIC has become a prominent actor in the international arena, especially with regard to matters relating to Muslims in minority communities. The analysis


Notions of “Home,” “Nation,” “Identity,” and “Belonging”: A Study on Filipino Migrant Workers in Asia

Drawing on the literatures on diasporas and transnational migration, this paper is a theory-focus article that discusses the notions of “home”, “nation”, “identity” and “belonging” using the case of Filipino migration. While looking into the earlier models of migration still offers discussions that are of interest to academics, scholars, policy makers, and other stakeholders to