Lost in transformation: Mezirow, immigrants, and identity

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This paper uses Mezirow's transformative learning theory to discuss the delicate balancing act of transforming while avoiding the feeling of rootlessness.

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Qi, Nan July 2009.

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  • Qi, Nan University of Western Ontario

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This paper uses Mezirow's transformative learning theory to discuss the delicate balancing act of transforming while avoiding the feeling of rootlessness.

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12 p.

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Abstract: The jolt of immigration can be used to positively transform one’s self-identity, as a dual frame
of reference can become an invaluable “cultural capital.” Using Mezirow’s transformative
learning theory as a basic framework, this paper discusses the delicate balancing act of
transforming while avoiding the feeling of rootlessness, and presents information collected
from interviews with Chinese-Canadian university music students, in which they reflected on
issues of ethnicity, marginality, identity, heritage, career choice, and cultural expression.

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  • International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, July 5-9, 2009. Limerick, Ireland.

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  • Publication Title: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

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  • July 2009

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Qi, Nan. Lost in transformation: Mezirow, immigrants, and identity, paper, July 2009; Dublin, Ireland. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1390601/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Music.