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ERIC Number: EJ910360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
"Almost a Woman": A Look at Acculturation through Literature and Film
Santos-Phillips, Eva
Hispania, v93 n2 p208-217 Jun 2010
This article focuses on the complex web of issues involved in Esmeralda Santiago's acculturation to US society after arriving from Puerto Rico as a girl. The article is based on examples from Santiago's second memoir, "Almost a Woman" (1998) and the 2001 film adaptation of this memoir; the observations of critics who have written about other authors who have gone through the process of acculturation; and the theories about acculturation by anthropologist Selim Abou. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico; United States