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During this textual content, the authors know the stresses universal to those that pass or survive cultural obstacles. They define a relaxed, fit approach to coexist with participants from diversified backgrounds, and supply recommendation on resolving clashes in cultures and values.

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For years, Jackie Wasilewski and I have had fun while we worked and learned together; we still collaborate on many issues and I always enjoy our time together. I have also, over the years, collaborated from time to time with Ned Seelye. I know them both to be personally and professionally committed to the great promise accorded us by our multicultural heritages. They are both respected scholars and doers, and both possess an in-depth knowledge of how culture influences our lives. They have shown an extraordinary ability to work productively in multicultural situations around the globe.

The other survivor, Gonzalo Guerrero, as we shall see, fared differently. These events, recounted by one of Cortés's soldiers 50 years after they took place (Díaz del Castillo, [1570], 1955), transpired not too far from what was to becomein another five centuriesthe popular resort island of Cancún. This is just off the Yucatàn Peninsula, that part of Mexico where immense limestone formations give rise to a flat, hot jungle land mass that juts out into the Gulf of Mexico. Eight years after the shipwreck, Hernando Cortés made several brief landings on Yucatán and got wind of his countrymen's existence.

S44 1996eb ddc : 306 subject : Pluralism (Social sciences)--Psychological aspects, Multiculturalism--Psychological aspects, Identity (Psychology) , Socialization, Cultural Diversity--psychology, Social Identification. Page i Between Cultures Developing Self-Identity in a World of Diversity H.  Ned.  Ned Seelye and Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski.  cm.  Pluralism (Social sciences)Psychological aspects.  Title. S44 1996 306dc20 95-38407 CIP To our multicultural paleolithic ancestors who still talk to us through their inventions and through their genes.

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