H. B. Cavalcanti's Almost Home: A Brazilian American's Reflections on Faith, PDF

By H. B. Cavalcanti

ISBN-10: 0299288943

ISBN-13: 9780299288945

In Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian-born student who has spent 3 many years operating and residing within the usa, displays on his lifestyles as an immigrant and areas his tale in the context of the bigger background of immigration.

    Due to either his relatives heritage and the superiority of U.S. media in Latin the US, Cavalcanti already felt immersed in U.S. tradition earlier than arriving in Kentucky in 1981 to accomplish graduate reports. at the moment, possibilities for development within the usa handed these in Brazil, and in an period of army dictatorships all through a lot of Latin the United States, Cavalcanti sought within the usa a kingdom of legislation. during this memoir, he displays at the dynamics of acculturation, immigrant parenting, interactions with native-born U.S. electorate, and the prices curious about rejecting his nation of start for an followed state. He additionally touches on a few of the elements that give a contribution to migration in either the “sending” and “receiving” international locations and explores the modern phenomenon of sped up immigration.

    With its combination of private anecdotes and scholarly info, Almost Home addresses either person and policy-related concerns to supply a relocating portrait of the influence of migration on those that, like Cavalcanti, confront either the sweetness and the disorientation inherent within the immigrant experience.

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