In Limbo Between Cultures: A Qualitative Study of American and German Diplomats' Everyday Life and Confrontations with Foreign Cultures

Lena Kunjan
Considering diplomats to be caught in a permanent space between different cultures, the question asked in this paper is: How do diplomats create a stable life in limbo between cultures? This question aims to understand the practices and entities involved, which create structural conditionsthat allow the diplomat to function in the permanent space between different cultures. The empirical basis of this discussion is the analysis of 11 qualitative, semi-structured interviews with German and American diplomats,...
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