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Identification of Unanchored Anchor Babies: An Exploratory Study in Taiwan
Chen, Kuang Hui
|Issue Date:||2013-11-01 11:39:01 (UTC+8)|
|Abstract:||In Taiwan there is the preconception that being an American is and can be a wonderful thing. The importance that is stressed on learning English, the boom of English language cram schools, bilingual education and educational curriculum, the notion that studying at an American university will provide a surge in opportunities are some of the examples that perpetuates this concept. With the idea that all these things will make life better, it is not surprising to know that there are many children who are born in the United States and then raised in Taiwan. What identity has permeated the lives of these children who were born in the United States and have kept their American passports in addition to their Taiwanese passports? Through factors such as place of residence, educational background, and differences in life experiences we can come further to determine how and what identity these children associate with. |
Many of these dual citizens that have earned their American citizenship by being born in the United States, but are psychologically attached to the country that may not their primary/current citizenship. Through qualitative data gathered in personal interviews of seven anonymous participants, we can further find indicators of how and why an individual has developed a certain identity regardless of the identity they technically have.
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