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Author Sekechi, Mahnaz, author
Title Iranians in London : voices of exile / by Mahnaz Sekechi
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (x, 283 pages) : digital ; 24 cm
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Series Studies in the psychosocial
Studies in the psychosocial
Note 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: 'Learning is Very Important to Me - Maybe it's This Issue that Keeps me Alive' -- 7 Comparing Experiences Across the Stories: Loss and Belonging -- 8 Conclusion
This book addresses the experiences of middle-class Iranians who left Iran after the revolution of 1979, and have since been living in London. The author explores both 'voluntary' movement (immigration) and 'enforced' movement (exile) to better understand the experiences of 'ordinary' middle-class Iranian migrants. This group was not subjected to prison, torture or other overt forms of abusive treatments; and was not identified as 'opposing' the regime at a directly personal level. They nonetheless chose to leave Iran given the socio politico-cultural context of the changes wrought by the Islamic Republic in Iranian society. The book's central argument is 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 enduring, encapsulated sadness for many of these once middle-class Iranians. This book underlines the importance of understanding the psychosocial significance of loss and exclusion in these (and other) migrant lives. It also demonstrates the value of psychosocial analysis itself in understanding dislocations and their effects on wellbeing
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Subject Iranians -- England -- London
Iranians -- Emigration and immigration
Refugees -- England -- London
Iranian diaspora
Psychology
Psychosocial Studies
Community and Environmental Psychology
Cross Cultural Psychology
Self and Identity
Political Sociology
Social Structure, Social Inequality
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