Italian Women’s Narratives of Their Experiences During World War II

Author: Budani, Donna M.
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.


"Budani's story is an interesting one and will surely find a wide audience, both specialized and general in perspective." -- Prof. Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
1. Women, War, and Remembrances
2. Orsogna Suffers
3. On Ethnographic Practice
4. Encountering Women Remembering the War
5. Women and Remembrances
6. Conclusion
Bibliography; Index