40 / 2014

Mirjam Milharčič-Hladnik

The Importance of the Biographical Method to the Re-creation of Memory of the Female Labour Migrations from Goriška

ABSTRACT

The text explains the historical context of the female migrations known as aleksandrinstvo in the Goriška region; it presents the artistic, scientific and other aspects of the presentations and representations of this phenomenon in the last decade; and it describes the active role of individuals in the re-creation of the memory of the female migrants called aleksandrinke. Since 2005, the descendants and family members of aleksandrinke and the local population have taken an active role in the creation of the memory and cultural heritage of these migrants. The goal is to record and store as many authentic personal testimonies using biographical methodology, which has been used by scholars as well as the local population. The text shows the importance of all these activities to a crucial change in the understanding of aleksandrinstvo, which was deeply imbedded in a discourse of moral condemnation before 2005. The text also poses the question of the impact of the authentic stories of aleksandrinke on their cultural heritage at the local and the national level.

KEY WORDS: aleksandrinke, migrations, women, biographical method, re-creation of memory

40 / 2014

Mirjam Milharčič-Hladnik

The Importance of the Biographical Method to the Re-creation of Memory of the Female Labour Migrations from Goriška

ABSTRACT

The text explains the historical context of the female migrations known as aleksandrinstvo in the Goriška region; it presents the artistic, scientific and other aspects of the presentations and representations of this phenomenon in the last decade; and it describes the active role of individuals in the re-creation of the memory of the female migrants called aleksandrinke. Since 2005, the descendants and family members of aleksandrinke and the local population have taken an active role in the creation of the memory and cultural heritage of these migrants. The goal is to record and store as many authentic personal testimonies using biographical methodology, which has been used by scholars as well as the local population. The text shows the importance of all these activities to a crucial change in the understanding of aleksandrinstvo, which was deeply imbedded in a discourse of moral condemnation before 2005. The text also poses the question of the impact of the authentic stories of aleksandrinke on their cultural heritage at the local and the national level.

KEY WORDS: aleksandrinke, migrations, women, biographical method, re-creation of memory

40 / 2014

Aleksej Kalc

Female Immigration and Employment in Trieste at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

ABSTRACT

The article examines female immigration and employment in Trieste on the basis of census statistics. It starts by illustrating the geographic origin of the immigration flows and the factors that influenced their volumes, dynamics and sex ratio. Then the employment of women is presented, which was mainly cor- related with young age and single marital status and was concentrated in two principal sectors: crafts and domestic services. In the third part the article analyses the geographical origin of the economi- cally active female population, their inclusion in the labour market and their distribution by working segments. We found that the native women tended to be employed in craft activities, while domestic services were the dominion of immigrant women. This separation is correlated with the specificities of the working sectors, the different social status and the aspirations of native and immigrant women. We also discuss certain aspects of female migration and the reliability of the statistics concerning the involvement of women in economic activities.

KEY WORDS: female migrations, female employment, Trieste, urbanization, urban history

40 / 2014

Aleksej Kalc

Female Immigration and Employment in Trieste at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

ABSTRACT

The article examines female immigration and employment in Trieste on the basis of census statistics. It starts by illustrating the geographic origin of the immigration flows and the factors that influenced their volumes, dynamics and sex ratio. Then the employment of women is presented, which was mainly cor- related with young age and single marital status and was concentrated in two principal sectors: crafts and domestic services. In the third part the article analyses the geographical origin of the economi- cally active female population, their inclusion in the labour market and their distribution by working segments. We found that the native women tended to be employed in craft activities, while domestic services were the dominion of immigrant women. This separation is correlated with the specificities of the working sectors, the different social status and the aspirations of native and immigrant women. We also discuss certain aspects of female migration and the reliability of the statistics concerning the involvement of women in economic activities.

KEY WORDS: female migrations, female employment, Trieste, urbanization, urban history

40 / 2014

Mirjam Milharčič-Hladnik, Nataša Rogelja

The Voices of Women Migrants between Past and Present

Article published on SLO pages

40 / 2014

Mirjam Milharčič-Hladnik, Nataša Rogelja

The Voices of Women Migrants between Past and Present

Article published on SLO pages

41 / 2015

Evelina Schön

Book reviews - Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Migrants for Export – How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2010, 208 pp.

Much has been written about labor migration and its ties to globalization. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez’s book Migrants for Export, How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World is a major addition to the topic. This book can be found on the Sociology/Asian Studies shelf but might also appeal to readers having an interest in state, gender, neoliberalism and neocolonialism studies.

41 / 2015

Evelina Schön

Book reviews - Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Migrants for Export – How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2010, 208 pp.

Much has been written about labor migration and its ties to globalization. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez’s book Migrants for Export, How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World is a major addition to the topic. This book can be found on the Sociology/Asian Studies shelf but might also appeal to readers having an interest in state, gender, neoliberalism and neocolonialism studies.

41 / 2015

Laura Tommila

Book Reviews - Mirca Madianou, Daniel Miller: Migration and New Media. Transnational Families and Polymedia, Routledge, London, 2012, 175 pp.

Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller’s book Migration and New Media. Transnational Families and Polymedia is based on a long-term study conducted among Filipino mothers living in the UK and their left-behind children in the Philippines. Madianou and Miller explore how the mother-child relationship has changed with, and gets shaped by, new digital media such as cell phones, instant messaging, social network sites, blogging and webcams. The authors argue that media and relationships are mutually formed. Based on the evidence of their research with Filipinos, the authors develop the theoretical concept of ‘polymedia’, which has wider applicability

41 / 2015

Laura Tommila

Book Reviews - Mirca Madianou, Daniel Miller: Migration and New Media. Transnational Families and Polymedia, Routledge, London, 2012, 175 pp.

Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller’s book Migration and New Media. Transnational Families and Polymedia is based on a long-term study conducted among Filipino mothers living in the UK and their left-behind children in the Philippines. Madianou and Miller explore how the mother-child relationship has changed with, and gets shaped by, new digital media such as cell phones, instant messaging, social network sites, blogging and webcams. The authors argue that media and relationships are mutually formed. Based on the evidence of their research with Filipinos, the authors develop the theoretical concept of ‘polymedia’, which has wider applicability