About the author: Dr. Donna Budani received her PhD in anthropology from The American University, Washington, DC. She is currently teaching in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware.
2003 0-7734-6880-3 This book provides an in-depth cultural study that will interest scholars in anthropology, women’s studies, and history. In particular it presents a study of Orsognese women’s narratives of their experience in World War II, presenting a detailed account of the author’s ethnographic field practice showing that the patterns that emerge from the narratives are an integral part of the contemporary Orsognese social context. It examines these as concepts of sociability, relatedness, and community, based on principles of social interaction the Orsognese women manifested in their social practice.