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, and An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
"Accessible and recommended for general and specialized readers
interested in patterns of global migration as understood through
study of Brazilian culture and the Brazilian diaspora."--Library
"Extremely informative and thoroughly researched, this is a bravura performance."--Choice
"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
"A significant, unique contribution to our understanding of recent and contemporary transnational migration, diasporas, and the mechanics of globalization."--Conrad Kottak, author of Assault on Paradise: The Globalization of a Little Community in Brazil
"Articulate and thorough in considering the reasons so many Brazilians have left their country, the diverse challenges and obstacles that different kinds of Brazilians face when they move abroad, and the cultural and social adaptations that occur as they seek a better life in their host countries or return to Brazil."--James N. Green, author of We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States