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Synopsis:

In Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian-born scholar who has spent three decades working and living in the United States, reflects on his life as an immigrant and places his story within the context of the larger history of immigration.

and#160;and#160; and#160;Due to both his family background and the prevalence of U.S. media in Latin America, Cavalcanti already felt immersed in U.S. culture before arriving in Kentucky in 1981 to complete graduate studies. At that time, opportunities for advancement in the United States exceeded those in Brazil, and in an era of military dictatorships throughout much of Latin America, Cavalcanti sought in the United States a nation of laws. In this memoir, he reflects on the dynamics of acculturation, immigrant parenting, interactions with native-born U.S. citizens, and the costs involved in rejecting his country of birth for an adopted nation. He also touches on many of the factors that contribute to migration in both the andldquo;sendingandrdquo; and andldquo;receivingandrdquo; countries and explores the contemporary phenomenon of accelerated immigration.

and#160;and#160; and#160;With its blend of personal anecdotes and scholarly information, Almost Home addresses both individual and policy-related issues to provide a moving portrait of the impact of migration on those who, like Cavalcanti, confront both the wonder and the disorientation inherent in the immigrant experience.

About the Author

Jorge Amado is the acclaimed author of Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, and Tereza Batista: Home from the Wars. Highly successful film and Broadway versions of Dona Flor have brought worldwide recognition to Brazils foremost living novelist

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1 A Southern Beginning
2 Military Rule
3 Naturalization
4 Immigrant Parenting
5 Pledging One's Life
6 Almost Home
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Notes
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299186449
Translator:
Merello, Barbara Shelby
Introduction:
Stavans, Ilan
Translator:
Merello, Barbara Shelby
Introduction by:
Stavans, Ilan
Introduction:
Stavans, Ilan
Author:
Cavalcanti, H. B.
Author:
Merello, Barbara Shelby
Author:
Putnam, Samuel
Author:
Amado, Jorge
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Location:
Madison, Wis.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Picaresque literature
Subject:
Salvador
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Americas Series
Series Volume:
P20-539
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 b/w photos, 1 map
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in
Age Level:
from 18

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In Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian-born scholar who has spent three decades working and living in the United States, reflects on his life as an immigrant and places his story within the context of the larger history of immigration.

and#160;and#160; and#160;Due to both his family background and the prevalence of U.S. media in Latin America, Cavalcanti already felt immersed in U.S. culture before arriving in Kentucky in 1981 to complete graduate studies. At that time, opportunities for advancement in the United States exceeded those in Brazil, and in an era of military dictatorships throughout much of Latin America, Cavalcanti sought in the United States a nation of laws. In this memoir, he reflects on the dynamics of acculturation, immigrant parenting, interactions with native-born U.S. citizens, and the costs involved in rejecting his country of birth for an adopted nation. He also touches on many of the factors that contribute to migration in both the andldquo;sendingandrdquo; and andldquo;receivingandrdquo; countries and explores the contemporary phenomenon of accelerated immigration.

and#160;and#160; and#160;With its blend of personal anecdotes and scholarly information, Almost Home addresses both individual and policy-related issues to provide a moving portrait of the impact of migration on those who, like Cavalcanti, confront both the wonder and the disorientation inherent in the immigrant experience.

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