Without the involvement of some key players in the creation of this interdisciplinary volume pertaining to the fields of Philosophy, Psychology, Pedagogy, Film Studies and Intercultural Communication, this project would not have come to fruition.
Our sincere gratitude must go to Emeritus Professor Raoul Mortley, Bond University, Australia, for his captivating interpretations of the Mirror theme emerging from his extensive works on Plato and Lacan. His reflections provide the raison d’être for this book, underpinning the various themes that reveal the connection between intercultural mirrors and identity reconstruction. We are grateful for his guidance and support.
We would like to thank all the authors who facilitated this anthology of eclectic works – ethnographic and academic chapters that examine the impacts of ‘intercultural mirrors’ on our identity remodelling. We are very grateful they have entrusted us with their personal narratives. We hold in high esteem their generous spirit and courage in revisiting sometimes painful histories in order to create awareness of critical identity issues that affect so many individuals in our global village.
Finally, Julia and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to our families and friends for their assistance, support and patience throughout this project.