The Global Imaginary of International School Communities

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This book offers a new perspective into the world of international schools and the lucrative industry that accompanies it. It examines how the notion of the `global' becomes a successful commodity, an important social imaginary and a valuable identity marker for these communities of privileged migrants and host country nationals. The author invites the reader on an ethnographic journey through an international school community located in Germany - illuminating the central features that define and maintain the sector, including its emphasis on `globality', engagement with the concept of `Third Culture Kid', and its wider contentious relationship with the `local'. While much attention is placed on `global citizenship', international school communities experience degrees of isolation, limited mobility, over-protection and dependency on the school community- impacting their everyday lives, inside and outside the school. This book is guided by larger questions pertaining to the education and mobilities of `migrant' youths and young adults, as well as the notion of what it means to be `global' today.

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