14 / 2001
Zvone Žigon

Slovene culture in South America after the attainment of independence of Slovenia

The cultural creativity of Slovene emigrants in South America in the last decade was undoubtedly marked by the independent Slovenia and by the transition from the one-party and ideologically determined system to the system of parliamentary democracy. In Argentina, where the majority of people of Slovene origin live, a new model of cultural activity arose. The Slovene political emigration as well came into “contact” with the homeland as it was before “cut” (self-isolated) from the native country.