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Zilber, Ettie. 2004. Mobility in metaphor: Colourful descriptions of third culture kids. 5 pp. URL


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is the worth of a metaphor? In the course of the tomes of readings for research on Third Culture Kids (TCKs), or Global Nomads (GNs), a previously unnoticed pattern was observed. I noticed that the profile and characteristics of TCKs were being described using a wide variety of metaphors. (Ettie Zilber)