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Author Popova, Elena, 1963-

Title Through alien eyes : a view of America and intercultural marriages / Elena Popova
Published New York : Algora Pub., ©2008


Description 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents Serious stuff : food -- Legends of the sex drive -- Pets, the true love -- Isn't that custom strange? -- Myths and standards -- Several horror stories -- Searching where life is better -- A nation of victims -- The globe of America -- The war of the worlds -- Borrowed lifestyle : American extravagance -- Moose and squirrels!, or images of Russians -- Demons she fights : the adjustment period -- The show must go on -- Watch you language -- To execute or to pardon? -- A woman at the door -- The competition of congregations, or which Christian is more of a Christian? -- Analyze this -- When Martians and Venusians clash -- Russian men vs. western counterparts -- The land of loneliness -- Just a click away -- Lies, love, and humiliation : visa stories -- What the statistics reveal -- Agencies and goods -- Creating a prey -- Tactics of violence -- Love : Russian style -- A young wife's diary -- Out of the horse's mouth, or so the horse says -- He says, she says -- Back on track -- Russians' talk -- Killed resurrection -- That's life -- Storybook endings -- Bridges and dividers
Summary What do you think of those Russian brides? What do they think of YOU? International marriages bring a substantial number of newcomers to the US and contribute to the transformation of the basic institution of society the family. When men are from Mars and women are aliens, the marital dynamic can be quite dramatic. A Russian-born journalist, Ms. Popova shines a blinding light on some of the amusing and amazing oddities that are revealed when an outsider takes a blunt look at how we live
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Popova, Elena, 1963-
Intercountry marriage -- United States
Men -- United States.
Women -- Russia (Federation)
Women immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions
Russians -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Marriage & Family.
Intercountry marriage.
Women immigrants -- Social conditions.
Russia (Federation)
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780875866413