New PDF release: Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration,

By Katerina Bodovski

ISBN-10: 1433130653

ISBN-13: 9781433130656

ISBN-10: 1453915737

ISBN-13: 9781453915738

Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski was once twelve years outdated whilst Mikhail Gorbachev got here to strength, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» circulate received complete pace. She may later arrive in Israel in the course of the height of the peace strategy in which time top Minister Rabin used to be assassinated. Her ultimate movement to the USA, months after the dissatisfied of Sept. 11, might additionally at once and not directly form the way in which her own trip unfolded.
the original characteristic of this paintings lies within the blend of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. through personalizing debts of immigration, schooling, and kin changes, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand reviews in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the U.S.. The publication speaks to students of schooling via offering examples and styles in academic structures of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the USA. past academia, the e-book will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. in addition, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her lady viewpoint to light up various facets of relatives lifestyles, immigration strategies, and, ultimately, her reviews in usa academia as a doctoral pupil and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival can be of particular curiosity to girls, specially younger ladies, who're attempting to determine the interaction among their family members lifestyles and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes interested by comparative schooling, women’s experiences, Jewish stories, sociology of schooling, early life, and immigration

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Holidays are at the core of specific cultures, and their meanings are tightly connected to social, political, historical and religious circumstances. My parents brought to Israel an artificial New Year’s tree. While among Russians it’s still a New Year’s tree, one can no longer ignore that others call it a Christmas tree. We are not a religious family but culturally we are certainly Jewish. So we don’t put up a tree or other Christmas decorations. Since I hadn’t grown up with Jewish traditions either, the Jewish holidays to which I was exposed later on in Israel hold intellectual and cultural meanings for me but very little emotional connection.

Then we would stop and watch the speech by the Secretary General of the Communist Party on TV (I guess all leaders address their people on New Year’s Eve). The highest point was watching and listening to the sounds of bells on the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin declaring the official start of the New Year (a ritual very similar to watching the mirrored ball coming down in New York’s Times Square). The champagne bottle had to be opened and glasses filled during these last ten seconds of the year to cheer the new one exactly on time.

The dinner would start around 11pm to say a proper goodbye to the passing year. Then we would stop and watch the speech by the Secretary General of the Communist Party on TV (I guess all leaders address their people on New Year’s Eve). The highest point was watching and listening to the sounds of bells on the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin declaring the official start of the New Year (a ritual very similar to watching the mirrored ball coming down in New York’s Times Square). The champagne bottle had to be opened and glasses filled during these last ten seconds of the year to cheer the new one exactly on time.

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