Acquiring the Identity of a Third Culture Kid
An Analysis of Sabine in the Film Dschungelkind
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Third Culture Kids (TCKs) is a term for individuals who have spent their developmental years outside their passport country and are raised in a culture other than that of their parents. Spending a significant part of their developmental years outside, TCKs tend to face some problems, including identity confusion. This article analyzes Third Culture Kid’s identity realization experienced by Sabine, the main character in the Dschungelkind (2011). Dschungelkind is a movie based on a true story of Sabine Kügler, who had spent a significant part of her life at a jungle in Papua. The articles investigates Sabine’s identity formation, development, the process, and the result of Sabine’s TCK identity. This study uses a descriptive qualitative method while applying two frameworks: Alterität und Identität (by Wolfgang Raible) and The Polvan Cultural Identity Model (by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken). The results show that as a TCK, Sabine’s identity is built on the underlying relationships she has with the people around her – not with the place she lives in. The construction and the development of Sabine’s identity as a TCK are explored in her encounter with “foreign” or “different” cultural values in her host culture and home culture.
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TY - CONF AU - Yang Zafirah Yuliani AU - Lisda Liyanti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Acquiring the Identity of a Third Culture Kid BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 341 EP - 346 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.050 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.050 ID - Yuliani2021 ER -