Iranians In London: Voices Of Exile

July 12, 2018|
Iranians In London: Voices Of Exile by Mahnaz Sekechi
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This book explores the psychosocial significance of loss and exclusion in the lives of many Iranian immigrants living in London since the Iranian revolution of 1979. It addresses the experiences of middle-class Iranians who left Iran in both 'voluntary' contexts (immigration) and in 'enforced' contexts (exile). The author elucidates the experiences of 'ordinary' middle-class Iranians who chose to leave Iran given the socio-politico-cultural context of the changes wrought by the Islamic Republic in Iranian society. Mahnaz Sekechi argues that losses of country, liberty and security in Iran combined with varying degrees of social exclusion and downward mobility in London have led to an encapsulated sadness for many, despite their capacity for creative living. The book also demonstrates the value of psychosocial analysis in understanding dislocations in general and their effects on wellbeing.

1 Introduction.- 2 Historical Context: the Iranian Revolutions of the 19th and 20th    Centuries and the Struggle for Freedom.- 3 Theoretical Framework: Migration, Diaspora, Social Suffering and Encapsulated Sadness.- 4 Gol: Flight to Freedom.- 5 Mahmoud: 'The Sorrow which has no Vent in Tears may make other Organs Weep'.- 6 Sahel: 'Le...
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Title:Iranians In London: Voices Of Exile
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:283 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:283 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:July 12, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319790220

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