SELECTED THIRD CULTURE, TCK, CCK ARTICLES

THIRD CULTURE articles by John & Ruth Hill Useem

"Men in the middle of the third culture: the roles of Americans and non-western peoples in cross-cultural administration" Useem, Useem & Donoghue Human Organization 1963, 22(3) pgs. 169-179.
(This is the source of the oft cited definition of third culture)

"The interfaces of a binational third culture: a study of the American community in India." Useem & Useem Journal of Social Issues 1967, 22(1) pg 130-143.
(The nature of third culture and kinds of third culture roles)

"The Servant Problem." Useem, Ruth Hill Umpublished paper 1966,

TCK, ATCK articles by Ann Baker Cottrell (unless otherwise noted)
additional data available on request.

"TCK: The History of a Concept." 2012 with Richard Downie

"Explaining Differences: TCKs and other CCKs, American and Japanese TCKs." pgs 57-77 in Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Third Culture Kids and Global Nomads. Gene Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2011

"TCK Research: A Brief Look Back and Ahead" 2009

"Adult TCKs: Life Choices and Personal Characteristics." Japanese Journal of Family Sociology 2008 19 (3.):77-84

"TCK Experiences and Adult Third Culture Kid Work Experiences " 2008
(This power point presentation compares ATCKs from 5 sponsor categories: Mission, Military, Government, Business and Other.)

"ATCKs: Life Choices, Commitment and Personal Characteristics. " 2007

"Third Culture Kids: Challenges to Traditional Acculturation Paradigms." 2006

"Educational and Occupational Choices of American ATCKs" Chapter 13 in Military Brats and Other Global Nomads: Growing Up in Organization Families. Morten G. Ender (ed). Boulder, CO. Westview Press 2002
(This includes data comparing Third Culture Families abroad in different periods of history showing historical changes in modern third cultures)

"Adult Third Culture Kids." in Carolyn D. Smith, Ed., Strangers at Home. Bayside, NY., Aletheia Publications, pp. 22-35. 1996 With Ruth Hill Useem.
(This is a compilation of the five short articles which appeared in Newslinks: The Newspaper of the International Schools Service 1993-1994)

"Global Nomad Marriage Patterns" 2000

"Marriage Patterns of American ATCKs" 1998

"The International Education of American TCKs " 1998
(This includes data on childhood education patterns as well as post-secondary education choices)

"International Dimensions of TCKs´ Adult Lives " 1997

"Third Culture Kids." Ruth Hill Useem & Richard D. Downie. Today´s Education 1976, Sept-Oct pgs 103-5.
This has been reprinted: pgs 18-24 in Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Third Culture Kids and Global Nomads. Gene Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2011

CCKs

Recent articles set TCKs in the broader context of CCKs (Cross-Cultural Kids), a concept introduced by Ruth E. Van Reken. For her writing on this concept see:

"Cross Cultural Kids: The New Prototype." pgs 25-44 in Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Third Culture Kids and Global Nomads. Gene Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2011

Van Reken´s CCK website http://blog.crossculturalkid.org

RUTH HILL USEEM'S TCK BIBLIOGRAPHY & SUPERVISED DISSERTATIONS

Ruth Hill Useem, who coined the term TCK, developed an extensive bibliography of writing about TCKs and some related topics. This is an extraordinary resources with over 200 pages of bibliography. Completed in 1999, this a great way of finding historical work which is important for documenting changes to the TCK experience.

Here is a list of dissertations Ruth Hill Useem / John Useem supervised on Third Culture, TCKs, and Third Culture/TCK related topics. This represents the first research done on TCKs (at first called overseas experienced youth), conceptualized as a category. Prior research had been primarily on children raised in specific sponsor communities, mainly missionary.

These cover many of the topics being researched now and provide an outstanding resource for literature reviews or even more for historical comparative research on a TCK or Third Culture topic.