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Author

Sheryl Kurylo

Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

2014

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Sharon Smith

Abstract

This collection explores issues of immigrant identity such as otherness, loneliness, and unhomeliness, and analyzes the pervasiveness of the American Dream in American culture. This work uses the vocabulary of Race theory and Postcolonial theory to offer a fuller understanding of the challenges that immigrants face when attempting to assimilate into the United States. Furthermore, this thesis uses both braided narratives and braided genres to examine three generations of an immigrant family and its experience with America. Collectively, this work assesses the role of the American Dream and how it motivates or complicates immigrant life in the United States of America.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Immigrants -- United States
Identity (Psychology)
American Dream
Immigrants' writings. American
Children of immigrants

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

118

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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