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The University of Akron Press
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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."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Mirjam Milharcic Hladnik
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. I Transnational Emotions
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. Chapter 1 A Slovenian Bride in Cleveland
  2. Mirjam Milharcic Hladnik
  3. pp. 21-67
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  1. Chapter 2 A Wife at Home
  2. Marjan Drnovšek
  3. pp. 68-102
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  1. II Silenced Stories
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. Chapter 3 Aleksandrinke in Egypt
  2. Daša Koprivec
  3. pp. 105-135
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  1. Chapter 4 Dikle in Italian Cities
  2. Jernej Mlekuž
  3. pp. 136-168
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  1. III Active, Skilled, Ambitious
  2. pp. 169-170
  1. Chapter 5 Slamnikarice Abroad and at Home
  2. pp. 171-212
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  1. Chapter 6 Eurocrats in Brussels
  2. pp. 213-234
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Jernej Mlekuž
  3. pp. 235-242
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