Identity, Language and Culture in Diaspora: A Study of Iranian Female Migrants to Australia
1 Jan 2012
Monash University Publishing
Over recent decades there has been a great influx of migrants from Iran to various parts of the globe due to various socio-political upheavals. This group has a unique characteristic before migrating to Australia, North America and Europe they had lived the first 20 years of their lives in the Western-oriented monarchy of Iran, and then after the 1978 Islamic Revolution under the Islamic anti-Western government of the country. In this fascinating book the author investigates changes in the identity of a specific group of these migrants: first generation Iranian Muslim women in Australia. These women have experienced contact-based processes such as acculturation and adaptation to a new social context. The focus of this study is on investigating modifications in five different aspects of identity: linguistic, cultural, national, gender and religious. The study probes whether the attitudes of these women are influenced by sociocultural, language and time factors, and aims to identify the core values that they continue to hold after migration.Key audience: The primary audience for this book is scholars in North America, Europe and Australia who are researching and teaching in the areas of identity, language, culture, gender and migration.