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The Resource Coming Out Swiss

Coming Out Swiss

Label
Coming Out Swiss
Title
Coming Out Swiss
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Subject
Summary
Anne Herrmann, a dual citizen born in New York to Swiss parents, offers in Coming Out Swiss a witty, profound, and ultimately universal exploration of identity and community. "Swissness"—even on its native soil a loose confederacy, divided by multiple languages, nationalities, religion, and alpen geography—becomes in the diaspora both nowhere (except in the minds of immigrants and their children) and everywhere, reflected in pervasive clichés. In a work that is part memoir, part history and travelogue, Herrmann explores all our Swiss clichés (chocolate, secret bank accounts, Heidi, Nazi gold, neutrality, mountains, Swiss Family Robinson) and also scrutinizes topics that may surprise (the "invention" of the Alps, the English Colony in Davos, Switzerland's role during World War II, women students at the University of Zurich in the 1870s). She ponders, as well, marks of Swissness that have lost their identity in the diaspora (Sutter Home, Helvetica, Dadaism) and the enduring Swiss American community of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Coming Out Swiss will appeal not just to the Swiss diaspora but also to those drawn to multi-genre writing that blurs boundaries between the personal and the historical
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Herrmann, Anne
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
Label
Coming Out Swiss
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:070bac24-dee5-47ae-8b3a-324cb471d262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299298432
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Coming Out Swiss
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:070bac24-dee5-47ae-8b3a-324cb471d262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299298432
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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