Initially published in NewsLinks -- the newspaper of International Schools Services these reports were derived from a study of Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs) undertaken by three sociologists / anthropologists: Dr. Ann Baker Cottrell of San Diego State University and Drs. John Useem and Ruth Hill Useem, emeritus professors of Michigan State University; and by a counseling/guidance expert, Dr. Kathleen A. Finn Jordan, currently a Consulting Educational Counselor in Washington, . They are provided here by permission of the authors. They have since been combined and published in Strangers at Home: Essays on the Effects of Living Overseas and Coming "Home" to a Strange Land , by Carolyn D. Smith, Aletheia Publications.
Concurrently, he is conducting research into the processes through which medical trainees learn to perceive and respond to social difference; the perceptions and responses to refugees in Europe; and the means by which Mexican American youth in California navigate race, citizenship, education, health care, violence, and borders. Along with other faculty, students, practitioners, activists, and artists in the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Holmes is imagining and experimenting with alternatives to the current health care and racialized policing systems in the .
Features of Mooneys' corpus are several stories which (in hindsight) are in X-Files territory, including UFOs , crypto-zoological animals , and powerful crystals. In addition, there are numerous tales of a race of magical beings, the Nûñnë'hï, who sound uncannily like the European fairies or elves , including disguised subterranean dwellings, time slips during visits and magical boons to mortals who are kind to them. There are also several stories which are obviously borrowed from African sources , probably from escaped slaves who took refuge in the Cherokee nation. Many of the myths and legends have sophisticated humor which transcends cultural boundaries.