Identity and Exile

Identity and Exile

The Iranian Diaspora Between Solidarity and Difference
Cover: Identity and Exile
20. Apr. 2016
Heinrich Böll Foundation in co-operation with Transparency for Iran
For free
Place of Publication: Berlin
Date of Publication: April 2016
Number of Pages: 168
License: CC-BY-NC-ND
Language of Publication: english

Over five million Iranians in exile – about 120,000 of which live in Germany. They are influencing political and cultural debates in Iran on a daily basis. The aim of this publication is to promote a process of reflection within the diaspora and provide an input concerning the role and potential of the diaspora community in the US and Germany as well.


Table of contents:



  • Amy Malek
    Displaced, Re-rooted, Transnational Considerations in Theory and Practice of Being an Iranian outside Iran    
  • Cameron McAuliffe
    Unsettling the Iranian Diaspora: Nation, Religion and the Conditions of Exile    
  • Judith Albrecht
    «How to be an Iranian Woman in the 21st Century?»
    Female Identities in the Diaspora    
  • Donya Alinejad & Halleh Ghorashi
    From Bridging to Building: Discourses of Organizing Iranian Americans
    across Generations  
  • Ramin Jahanbegloo
    Being Iranian today 
  • Pardis Shafafi
    Long Distance Activism
    Looking beyond Teaching old Dogmatics new Tricks  
  • Manuchehr Sanadjian
    Food, Narrated Dislocation and Diasporic Presence among Iranians in Germany    
  • Sonja Moghaddari
    Engaging with Social Inequalities: The Stakes of Social Relations among
    Iranian Migrants  
  • Sahar Sadeghi
    Boundaries of Belonging: Iranian Immigrants and their Adult Children
    in the US and Germany     
  • Narges Bajoghli & Mana Kharrazi
    Iranian Alliances across Borders  
  • Yalda Zarbakhch
    Sitting on the Fence or Straddling it?
    DIWAN – German-Iranian Encounters    

«Sometimes we're very noisy, sometimes rather quiet»
An Interview with Asghar Eslami, Association for Communication,
Migration and Refugee Assistance (Kargah)        

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