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Accidental immigrants and the search for home : women, cultural identity, and community

Author: Carol E Kelley
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2013.
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"The effect of immigration on individual lives is not short-lived. Those who stay permanently in an adopted country go through a continual process of adjustment and learning about both their new country and themselves. The four women profiled in Carol Kelley's poignant book, who moved to new countries not for economic or political reasons, but for marriage, education, or career, challenge immigrant stereotypes as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol E Kelley
ISBN: 9781439909454 1439909458 9781439909461 1439909466 9781439909478 1439909474
OCLC Number: 805892420
Description: x, 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Accidental immigrants: from roots to routes --
Transitions: Negotiating identity in a new culture --
Turning points: realization, transformation, and commitment --
Lejania Cercana: living "closely far" from home.
Responsibility: Carol E. Kelley.

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Reveals how four very different women seek a sense of belonging, identity and home through the lifelong process of immigration  Read more...

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"Building parallels among diverse stories, Kelley presents the physical and emotional journeys of four 'accidental immigrants.' Now middle-aged, these four women reflect on leaving their home country Read more...

 
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