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Title Going places : Slovenian women's stories on migration / Mirjam Milhari Hladnik and Jernej Mleku, editors
Edition First edition
Published Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations
Contents Transnational emotions: those who left and those who stayed. -- A Slovenian bride in Cleveland: emotions in letters / Mirjam Milhari Hladnik -- A wife at home: longing and writing / Marjan Drnovek -- Silenced stories: emancipatory experiences. -- Aleksandrinke in Egypt: between condemnation and adoration / Daa Koprivec -- Dikle in Italian cities: personal experiences, public interpretations / Jernej Mleku -- Active, skilled, ambitious. -- Slamnikarice abroad and at home: ladies and entrepreneurs / Saa Rokar -- Eurocrats in Brussels: contemporary career women / Tatiana Bajuk Senar -- Conclusion / Jernej Mleku
Summary Going Places is a narrative of a century of Slovenian women's immigration stories. The book traces the migration of these Central 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 to 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 narrator said, "While their [the women's] suitcases may be light with personal belongings, their stamina, strength and determination and emotional commitment would sink a battleship."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Slovenes -- Foreign countries -- Biography
Slovenes -- Foreign countries -- History
Women -- Slovenia -- History.
Slovenia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Milharčič-Hladnik, Mirjam.
Mlekuž, Jernej.
LC no. 2014002919
ISBN 1937378713
1937378748 (electronic bk.)
9781937378714 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781937378745 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Slovenian women's stories on migration