The sources gathered by us offer unique possibilities to study expatriate experiences from a wide range of perspectives on themes such as:
- Expatriate observations and representations of other cultures;
- Forms of communication, from letters to blogs;
- Bilingualism in expatriate life writings;
- Social life, identity formation and constructions of ‘home’;
- Expatriate dealings with emotions like loneliness and homesickness;
- Women’s roles in making a family life abroad;
- Expat children (Third Culture Kids, TCKs).
Our collection may be of use to those who are doing research into social history, psychology and other topics to explore the social and/or emotional impact of expat life in the period of migration, the cultural or political changes of specific places or countries over the years, genealogy etc.
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