Accidental Immigrants and the Search for Home by Carol E. Kelley
Women, Cultural Identity, and Community

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The effect of immigration on individual lives is not short lived. Those who stay in an adopted country permanently go through a continual process of adjustment and learning both about their new country - and about themselves. The four women profiled in Carol Kelley's poignant Accidental Immigrants and the Search for Home challenge immigrant stereotypes as their lives are transformed by moving to new countries for reasons of marriage, education, or career - not economics or politics. The intimate stories of these "accidental" immigrants broaden conventional notions of home. From a Maori woman who moves to Norway to the daughter of an Iranian diplomat now living in France, Kelley weaves together these stories of the personal and emotional effects of immigration with interdisciplinary discussions drawn from anthropology and psychology. Ultimately, she reveals how the lifelong process of immigration affects each woman's sense of identity and belonging and contributes to better understanding today's globalized society. Carol E. Kelley is an anthropologist and former lawyer who has worked as a research consultant for universities and non-profit organizations. She lives in Massachusetts.
 

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Carol E. Kelley is an anthropologist and former lawyer who has worked as a research consultant for universities and non-profit organizations.
 
Published January 25, 2013 by Temple University Press. 190 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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