38 / 2013
Miha Zobec

Some Aspects of Integration into Argentinian Society through the Perspective of Emigrant Correspondence


The article deals with some aspects of immigration of Littoral Slovenes into Argentinian society as they unfolded through immigrant correspondence. It is based on personal accounts of the migration process as it was experienced by the members of the Vrabec family from the village of Pliskovica on the Karst and some other villagers. The article emphasizes personal perspectives of integration into Argentinian society, focusing on maintaining bonds that were made at home (in the framework of relatives, friends, and the wider “village community”), as well as maintaining contacts with those who remained at home.

KEY WORDS: emigration, Argentina, fascism, correspondence, migration networks