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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
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
Immigrants' writings. American
Children of immigrants
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Kurylo, Sheryl, "They, Too Sing America : Braided Narratives About Immigrants and the American Dream" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1568.