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Date Issued:
2009
Summary:
Immigration has become a hot button issue across the United States. Television newsmen dedicate hours of time to excoriate the "illegal invasion." I viewed the immigration debate as something not directly concerning me. I am a legal citizen of Hispanic descent. My mother is a naturalized citizen from Mexico. However, as the government conducted raids looking for illegal immigrants, my mother became more aware of her place as a Mexican woman living in the Midwest. She wondered whether people would assume she was illegal because of her accent and appearance. Our discussions prompted me to think about of my place in the story, and about my lack of connection with the Hispanic culture. I set out to interview migrants living in South Florida, and to document my and my mother's experience with immigration and assimilation.
Title: Trilling R's: meditations on immigration, assimilation, and language.
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Name(s): O'Brien, Shannon.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: viii, 60 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Immigration has become a hot button issue across the United States. Television newsmen dedicate hours of time to excoriate the "illegal invasion." I viewed the immigration debate as something not directly concerning me. I am a legal citizen of Hispanic descent. My mother is a naturalized citizen from Mexico. However, as the government conducted raids looking for illegal immigrants, my mother became more aware of her place as a Mexican woman living in the Midwest. She wondered whether people would assume she was illegal because of her accent and appearance. Our discussions prompted me to think about of my place in the story, and about my lack of connection with the Hispanic culture. I set out to interview migrants living in South Florida, and to document my and my mother's experience with immigration and assimilation.
Identifier: 319158155 (oclc), 186683 (digitool), FADT186683 (IID), fau:2898 (fedora)
Note(s): by Shannon O'Brien.
Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2009.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Emigration and immigration -- United States -- Personal narratives
Assimilation (Sociology)
Pluralism (Social sciences) -- United States
Social adjustment -- United States
Hispanic Americans -- Cultural assimilation
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/186683
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Owner Institution: FAU