Women without men : Mennonite refugees of the Second World War / Marlene Epp
- Studies in gender and history series
Studies in gender and history series.
- Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1999
Includes bibliographical references and index
"Marlene Epp, who has written extensively on Mennonite history, presents here the story of thousands of Soviet Mennonite women who, having lost their husbands and fathers to Stalinist work camps and the Second World War, made an arduous journey through war-torn Europe. Housed in displaced person camps after the war, many eventually emigrated to Paraguay and Canada." "Epp's study focuses on the intersection of gender, war, and immigration. In her analysis of the relationship of female-headed households with patriarchal, postwar society, she gains access to the personal worlds of these women. In doing so, she offers a better understanding of the culture of postwar immigrants and postwar families, the workings of refugee settlement agencies, and the functioning of postwar ethnic communities in Canada, Germany, and Paraguay."--BOOK JACKET.
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