Edgewalkers: Defusing Cultural Boundaries on the New Global Frontiers


Edgewalkers are people who belong to two or more ethnic, cultural, or spiritual worlds. They reject both the idea of “melting pot” conformity and multiculturalism with its tendency to emphasize differences. Edgewalkers instead embrace their cultural complexity while still engaging in mainstream society. Through in-depth interviews, Krebs shares Edgewalkers’ struggles and triumphs as they forge the uncharted territory of the new global frontier. Krebs, a corporate consultant and psychologist, summarizes her interviews with some 40 individuals she calls edgewalkers (always in italics), people who have chosen to “embrace cultural complexity, to see differences as enriching rather than debilitating, to walk the edge.”

Publisher: New Horizon Press; 1 edition (September 1, 1999)

ISBN-10: 0882821849

ISBN-13: 978-0882821849