Ericka Johnson's Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband: Russian-American Internet PDF

By Ericka Johnson

ISBN-10: 0822340100

ISBN-13: 9780822340102

ISBN-10: 0822340291

ISBN-13: 9780822340294

In the yankee media, Russian mail-order brides are frequently portrayed both as docile sufferers or as gold diggers looking for cash and eco-friendly playing cards. hardly are they allowed to talk for themselves. previously. In Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband, six Russian girls who're looking for or have already came across U.S. husbands through listings on the web inform their tales. Ericka Johnson, an American researcher of gender and expertise, interviewed those girls and others. the ladies, of their twenties and thirties, describe how they positioned listings on the net and what they consider their contacts with Western males. They talk about their expectancies approximately marriage within the usa and their purposes for wishing to to migrate. Their differing backgrounds, financial events, and academic degrees belie homogeneous characterizations of Russian mail-order brides.

Each bankruptcy offers one woman’s tale after which hyperlinks it to a dialogue of gender roles, the mail-order bride undefined, and the critical fiscal and social constraints of existence in Russia. The transitional financial system has frequently left humans, after a month’s paintings, both unpaid or paid all of sudden with a offer of sunflower oil or bathroom paper. ladies over twenty-three are thought of almost unmarriageable in Russian society. Russia has a wide inhabitants of ladies who're unmarried, divorced, or widowed, who wish to be married but consider that they've no likelihood discovering a Russian husband. Grim realities similar to those encourage girls to hunt greater lives in another country. for lots of of these looking a mail-order husband, childrens or mom and dad play major roles within the look for larger lives, and so they play a task in Johnson’s account to boot. as well as her examine within the former Soviet Union, Johnson performed interviews within the usa, and he or she stocks the insights—about courting, marriage, and cross-cultural communication—of a Russian-American married couple who met through the Internet.

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