Growing up Greek in St. Louis, Missouri ( Voices of America Series) by Aphrodite Matsakis, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Growing up Greek in St. Louis, Missouri ( Voices of America Series)

Growing up Greek in St. Louis, Missouri ( Voices of America Series)

by Aphrodite Matsakis
     
 

Since the beginning of the 20th century, St. Louis' Greek-American community has been a vibrant part of the city's fabric. Through a series of vivid personal accounts of growing up in two worlds during the post-WWII era, Growing Up Greek in St. Louis explores the challenges faced by Greek-Americans as they sought to preserve a rich cultural heritage while

Overview


Since the beginning of the 20th century, St. Louis' Greek-American community has been a vibrant part of the city's fabric. Through a series of vivid personal accounts of growing up in two worlds during the post-WWII era, Growing Up Greek in St. Louis explores the challenges faced by Greek-Americans as they sought to preserve a rich cultural heritage while assimilating to American ways.

From a detailed account of her Grandmothers' struggles during the occupation of Greece during WWII and the Asia Minor Holocaust to the first hand experiences faced by Greek-American children in Greek school, the celebration of name days, and the ever-present "evil eye," the book captures the sense of tradition, history, hospitality (philotimo), and community so vital to the Greek experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738519562
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Voices of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,255,590
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


In this book, author Aphrodite Matsakis reflects on her experience and identity within the community that has shaped her life. Dr. Matsakis, a native of St. Louis, has worked as a counseling psychologist for 25 years and has authored 10 books on an array of psychological topics.

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