Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, by Katerina Bodovski

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 velocity. She could later arrive in Israel in the course of the top of the peace approach in which time major Minister Rabin used to be assassinated. Her ultimate circulate to the USA, months after the disappointed of Sep 11, may additionally at once and in a roundabout way form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original function of this paintings lies within the mixture of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. by way of personalizing debts of immigration, schooling, and kin adjustments, this booklet discusses the author’s firsthand stories in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the us. The e-book speaks to students of schooling through supplying examples and styles in academic structures of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the USA. past academia, the ebook 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 varied points of kinfolk existence, immigration techniques, and, ultimately, her reports in usa academia as a doctoral pupil and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival might be of particular curiosity to ladies, specifically younger women, who're attempting to work out the interaction among their kin lifestyles and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes all in favour of comparative schooling, women’s reports, Jewish experiences, sociology of schooling, adolescence, and immigration

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Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, Education, and Personal Survival

Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski was once twelve years outdated while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» stream won complete pace. She might later arrive in Israel in the course of the top of the peace technique within which time major Minister Rabin used to be assassinated.

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I really liked it. The chemistry department at the Lomonosov Moscow State University had after-school activities for late middle and high school students once a week. I joined them. Both of my parents and my uncle are chemical engineers, and they were fairly skeptical about my prospects in this career. Their collective argument was that it was hard for them to picture me with all of my interests in literature, French, and ballroom dancing, in a lab with all these dangerous, toxic materials, wearing stained and sometimes burned clothes.

A couple of times my mother made me re-write a complete brochure because of a mistake I had made and changed a letter. I thought it was a cruel and unusual punishment until years later when I was talking with a friend who also grew up in the Soviet Union, and it turned out that her mother had actually done the same thing to her. The system was totalitarian every step of the way—deviations from the norm were not allowed. Things were supposed to be written in a certain way, according to the rules.

I’m rather indifferent to Passover and we rarely host it in our house, preferring instead to celebrate it at others’ houses the way one does birthdays or anniversaries. I do like the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). What cultural or religious barriers would prevent you from wishing those around you a happy and sweet beginning? I always wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to my mostly non-Jewish students and colleagues. Hanukkah is another challenge. While widely celebrated in the United States, in the Jewish tradition it is one of the least important holidays.

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