By Katerina Bodovski
Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski used to be twelve years previous while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» circulate received complete pace. She may later arrive in Israel throughout the top of the peace approach in which time top Minister Rabin was once assassinated. Her ultimate circulate to the United States, months after the disappointed of Sept. 11, might additionally without delay and not directly form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original characteristic of this paintings lies within the mix of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. via personalizing money owed of immigration, schooling, and kin ameliorations, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand reviews in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the USA. The publication speaks to students of schooling by means of offering examples and styles in academic platforms of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the U.S.. past academia, the ebook will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. additionally, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her lady viewpoint to light up various points of kin lifestyles, immigration tactics, and, ultimately, her stories in usa academia as a doctoral scholar and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival can be of particular curiosity to girls, particularly younger ladies, who're attempting to determine the interaction among their relations lifestyles and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes occupied with comparative schooling, women’s experiences, Jewish reports, sociology of schooling, early life, and immigration.
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