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Synopsis: Going Places is a narrative of a century of Slovenian Women's immigration stories. The book traces the migration of these Eastern European women to several destinations including Argentina, Egypt, Italy, and the United States. The research has been carefully culled from the subjects' letters, personal diaries, and oral interviews. What results is a story that covers the span of three or four generations.The book highlights in biography the story of identity under construction. Each woman's identity surpasses ethnic, national identity or belonging, but at the same time, contains different elements of identity transformation at different stages of the narrator's life. As one participant said, While their suitcases may be light with personal belongings, their stamina, strength and determination and emotional commitment would sink a battleship.
About the Author: Mirjam Milharcic Hladnik is a senior research fellow at the Slovenian Migration Institute at the Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana. She is also an associate professor at the University of Ljubljana and University of Nova Gorica and visiting professor at the University of Oldenburg and University of Stavanger. Jernej Mleku┼ż has an MA in geography from the University of Ljubljana. He has a PhD in intercultural studies, studies of comparative ideas, and cultures from the University of Nova Gorica. Since 1999 he has been working at the Slovenian Migration Institute.
Title: Going Places: Slovenian Women's Stories on ...
Publisher: University Of Akron Press
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: New
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Book Description Zalozba ZRC, U.S.A., 2014. Soft cover. Condition: New. For over a century, migrant women from Slovenia wrote and received letters, posted packages and money, sometimes a lot, sometimes only a dollar in an entire year. Letters were sent from Cleveland and Cairo; from Buenos Aires and Brussels; even from the straw-hat factories of Manhattan. Most of all, from home away from home. Based on the written and oral records of their individual experiences ┐ on family correspondence and narratives covering a span of three or four generations ┐ this book represents a record of the interpretations of national identity and gender roles from a female perspective through times when the definitions of these concepts were challenged by the two world wars, by the post-war era, and by the unique moment after Slovenia┐s independence in 1991. Women migrants and their personal experiences have been in the focus of academic research only for the past two decades when academia┐s prevailing general belief has become that migration is a process characterized by distinct gender-related specifics. In regard to various social, economic and historical circumstances, the life stories of migrant women present how lives depend on cultural landscapes, personal attitudes, intimate calculations and independent decisions. We see how the decisions in the life-long migration processes were influenced by not only economic and political factors, moreover by family bonds and friendship networks as well as by intimate reasons and aspirations. Personal accounts of migrants along with the subjective experiences of those who left and those who stayed help us to re-construct migration phenomena as well as reveal the complex processes of personal identity construction. The interdisciplinary use of such auto/biographical sources enriches migration studies with new insights into the roles, experiences, statuses and dealings of both men and women in migration contexts. With its engaging contributions from six authors/researchers this book marks an important step towards a better understanding of the migration dynamics of the past and of the present, of Slovenia and Europe and of the world. Seller Inventory # 232092
Book Description Univ of Akron Pr, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1937378713