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The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope

Autor: Kolker, Claudia

Editorial: Free Press

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The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope :

Do you have a relative or friend who would gladly wait on you, hand and foot, for a full month after you had a baby? How about someone to deliver a delicious, piping hot home-cooked meal, just like your mother's, right to your front door after work? Do you know people you'd trust enough to give several hundred dollars a month to, with no receipt, on the simple promise that the accumulated wealth will come back to you a year later?

Not many of us can answer "yes" to these questions. But as award-winning journalist Claudia Kolker has discovered, each of these is one of a wide variety of cherished customs brought to the United States by immigrant groups, often adapted to American life by the second generation in a distinctive blending of old and new. Taken together, these extraordinary traditions may well contribute to what's known as "the immigrant paradox," the growing evidence that immigrants, even those from poor or violence-wracked countries, tend to be both physically and mentally healthier than most native-born Americans.

Fascinated by the success of immigrant friends, Claudia Kolker embarked on a journey to uncover how these customs are being carried on and adapted by the second and third generations, and how they can enrich all of our lives.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Emigration & Immigration

ISBN 13:9781416586838
ISBN 10:1416586830
Formato:Tapa Suave
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:239
Tamaño:9.08" l x 6.03" w x 0.76" h
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