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By Katerina Bodovski

Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski was once twelve years previous while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» stream received complete velocity. She could later arrive in Israel in the course of the top of the peace approach within which time best Minister Rabin was once assassinated. Her ultimate stream to the USA, months after the disappointed of 9-11, might additionally without delay and in some way form the way in which her own trip unfolded.
the original function of this paintings lies within the blend of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. by way of personalizing debts of immigration, schooling, and kinfolk alterations, this ebook discusses the author’s firsthand reports in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the us. The publication speaks to students of schooling by means of offering examples and styles in academic structures of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the us. past academia, the booklet will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. in addition, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her woman standpoint to light up varied points of relatives existence, immigration strategies, and, ultimately, her reviews in usa academia as a doctoral scholar and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival may be of particular curiosity to ladies, in particular younger women, who're attempting to determine the interaction among their relatives lifestyles and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes considering comparative schooling, women’s reviews, Jewish experiences, sociology of schooling, early life, and immigration

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I remember boys running from teachers with their gradebook; I remember kids tearing pages or trying to erase marks. I remember several girls in inconsolable tears begging teachers to spare them a bad grade or a remark on their 22 | acr oss three continen ts bad behavior. These scenes were a normal part of my school day—scenes filled with humiliation, fear and violence, explicit or implicit. The school curriculum focused on the study of dogmatic textbooks in all disciplines. The tests examined knowledge of the facts, never implications or connections among them.

She had a red wine stain on it so the dress had to be cut really short. My mother’s friend made the change, and I ended up with a mini dress, light pink with silver sparkles. My mother took an organized trip to Yugoslavia that spring and brought me grey suede shoes with silver sparkling contour heals, so I was all set for the big day. At the time, I had thick, long, fairly straight hair which I considered pretty boring, so I tried to curl it for all important occasions. The problem was how to make it stay in place.

Our teacher often reminds us of two things: first, it is the man’s duty to make the woman look good on the dance floor. How different this is from traditional assumptions that a woman will support her man. A second assumption (unless of course it is a very complicated, acrobatic choreography with lifts) is that each partner stands firmly on their own feet. A perfect example is the tango, in which it might look like a woman is leaning or relying on her partner, but that is an illusion. If a man leaves suddenly in the middle of a figure, a woman would remain pretty stable on her own feet.

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