By Katerina Bodovski
Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski used to be twelve years previous whilst Mikhail Gorbachev got here to strength, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» circulate won complete velocity. She may later arrive in Israel in the course of the height of the peace strategy within which time best Minister Rabin used to be assassinated. Her ultimate flow to the USA, months after the disillusioned of 11th of September, could additionally at once and ultimately form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original characteristic of this paintings lies within the blend of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. by means of personalizing bills of immigration, schooling, and kinfolk differences, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand stories in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the U.S.. The booklet speaks to students of schooling via offering examples and styles in academic structures of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the USA. past academia, the publication will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. in addition, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her girl standpoint to light up various facets of relatives lifestyles, immigration tactics, and, eventually, her studies in usa academia as a doctoral scholar and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival could be of particular curiosity to ladies, particularly younger women, who're attempting to work out 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 excited by comparative schooling, women’s reviews, Jewish reports, sociology of schooling, early life, and immigration
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Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, Education, and Personal Survival by Katerina Bodovski