You are here

Growing Up Greek in St. Louis (Voices of America) (Paperback)

Growing Up Greek in St. Louis (Voices of America) By Aphrodite Matsakis Ph. D. Cover Image
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $21.99
(Save: $3.00 12%)
On Our Shelves Now
3 on hand, as of Feb 25 6:18pm

Description


Since the beginning of the 20th century, St. Louis' Greek-American community has been a vibrant part of the city's fabric. Through a series of vivid personal accounts of growing up in two worlds during the post-WWII era, Growing Up Greek in St. Louis explores the challenges faced by Greek-Americans as they sought to preserve a rich cultural heritage while assimilating to American ways.

From a detailed account of her Grandmothers' struggles during the occupation of Greece during WWII and the Asia Minor Holocaust to the first hand experiences faced by Greek-American children in Greek school, the celebration of name days, and the ever-present "evil eye," the book captures the sense of tradition, history, hospitality (philotimo), and community so vital to the Greek experience.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780738519562
ISBN-10: 0738519561
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: May 7th, 2002
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Voices of America