Brazilian Immigration and the Quest for Identity

Title

Brazilian Immigration and the Quest for Identity

Files

Description

This book is a detailed study of the lives of a group of young Brazilians living in the greater Boston area, the majority of whom entered the country illegally. It explores the extent to which their origins in a more racially fluid environment affects their adaptation to a society with a much more rigid form of racial categorization. In what ways does their adaptation to the racial hierarchy influence their lives in the United States and how their varying ancestry and legal status impact this process? The book provides further insight into the debate about "post-racialism" and the changing dynamics of race relations in contemporary American society.

ISBN

1593323859

Publication Date

11-3-2010

Publisher

LFB Scholarly Publishing

City

El Paso

Keywords

Brazil, immigration, United States, racial hierarchy

Disciplines

Latina/o Studies

Brazilian Immigration and the Quest for Identity

Share

COinS