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Emancipačný efekt kanadskej skúsenosti. Žena v slovenskej prisťahovaleckej komunite v Montreale (20. a 30. roky 20. storočia)

Emancipation Effect of Canadian Experience. The Woman in the Slovak Community of Immigrants in Montreal in the 1920s and 1930s

Autor:

Elena Jakešová, histjake@savba.sk

ISSN: 1335-3608

Abstract

The  aim of this paper is to document the life of a little group of Slovak immigrants in Montreal in the 1920s and 1930s and understand the role of women in  this community. The earliest Slovak men came to Montreal as individuals, hoping to  eventually bring their wives and families. They were labourers and lived in a  specific (central)    area of Montreal; the boardinghouse was the predominant institution  of this settlement. Men, mainly those who had established themselves  economically, brought  over to Montreal their wives and families. Slovak women managed the  economics of the home and sought means to supplement the family income.  Women-run boarding establishments began to appear. Running a boardinghouse was a well-organized business enterprise. The lodgers were a source of    income. The income had affected the position of women in the family  economy. The result was that the Montreal´s Slovak female element had changed its own status in the family household. The women underwent the „rites of  passage“ from „inferior“ elements in the family economy to the roles of „the  boss“.

Keywords

Montreal. Slovak immigrants. The role of woman.

Bibliografické informácie (sk)

JAKEŠOVÁ, Elena. Emancipačný efekt kanadskej skúsenosti. Žena v slovenskej prisťahovaleckej komunite v Montreale (20. a 30. roky 20. storočia). Človek a spoločnosť, 2006, roč. 9, č. 4.

Bibliographic information

JAKEŠOVÁ, Elena. Emancipation Effect of Canadian Experience. The Woman in the Slovak Community of Immigrants in Montreal in the 1920s and 1930s. Individual and Society, 2006, Vol. 9, No. 4.

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