Goodbye, Brazil: Émigrés From The Land Of Soccer And Samba by Maxine L. MargolisGoodbye, Brazil: Émigrés From The Land Of Soccer And Samba by Maxine L. Margolis

Goodbye, Brazil: Émigrés From The Land Of Soccer And Samba

byMaxine L. Margolis

Paperback | June 28, 2013

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Brazil, a country that has always received immigrants, only rarely saw its own citizens move abroad. Beginning in the late 1980s, however, thousands of Brazilians left for the United States, Japan, Portugal, Italy, and other nations, propelled by a series of intense economic crises. By 2009 an estimated three million Brazilians were living abroad—about 40 percent of them in the United States.
            Goodbye, Brazil is the first book to provide a global perspective on Brazilian emigration. Drawing and synthesizing data from a host of sociological and anthropological studies, preeminent Brazilian immigration scholar Maxine L. Margolis surveys and analyzes this greatly expanded Brazilian diaspora, asking who these immigrants are, why they left home, how they traveled abroad, how the Brazilian government responded to their exodus, and how their host countries received them. Margolis shows how Brazilian immigrants, largely from the middle rungs of Brazilian society, have negotiated their ethnic identity abroad. She argues that Brazilian society abroad is characterized by the absence of well-developed, community-based institutions—with the exception of thriving, largely evangelical Brazilian churches.
    Margolis looks to the future as well, asking what prospects at home and abroad await the new generation, children of Brazilian immigrants with little or no familiarity with their parents' country of origin. Do Brazilian immigrants develop such deep roots in their host societies that they hesitate to return home despite Brazil's recent economic boom—or have they become true transnationals, traveling between Brazil and their adopted lands but feeling not quite at home in either one?
Maxine L. Margolis is professor emerita of anthropology at the University of Florida and adjunct senior research scholar at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of Little Brazil: An Ethnography of Brazilian Immigrants in New York City, True to Her Nature: Changing Advice to American Women, ...
Title:Goodbye, Brazil: Émigrés From The Land Of Soccer And SambaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 28, 2013Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299293041

ISBN - 13:9780299293048

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 The Boys (and Girls) from Brazil
2 Why They Go
3 Who They Are
4 How They Arrive
5 "Doing America": Big Cities and Small
6 Other Destinations: Europe and the United Kingdom
7 Other Destinations: Pacific Bound
8 Other Destinations: And for the Poor
9 Quintessential Emigrants: Valadarenses
10 Faith and Community: Ties That Bind?
11 What Does It Mean to Be Brazilian?
12 Here Today and Gone Tomorrow?

Editorial Reviews

“This is a gem of a book! Margolis has skillfully woven a colorful fabric here, with global snapshots of the Brazilian diaspora supported by data from other researchers as well as her own. It is easy to see its use in university undergraduate or graduate courses, and it is both of great interest and accessible to the general public, especially because Margolis writes so clearly and cohesively.”— Americas Journal