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Studies in the Psychosocial

Iranians in London

Voices of Exile

Authors: Sekechi, Mahnaz

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  • Uses a range of psychosocial concepts to examine Iranian immigrant experiences in London
  • Employs methods that excavate the topic with sensitivity and in depth
  • Addresses an increasingly common and relevant topic to the modern socio-political climate
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Mahnaz Sekechi is an Iranian migrant in London who works as a chartered psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She was previously a mental health assessor within the NHS, and currently works at a private psychiatric hospital.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Sekechi, Mahnaz

  • Historical Context: The Iranian Revolutions of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries and the Struggle for Freedom

    Pages 13-45

    Sekechi, Mahnaz

  • Theoretical Framework: Migration, Diaspora, Social Suffering and Encapsulated Sadness

    Pages 47-91

    Sekechi, Mahnaz

  • Gol: Flight to Freedom

    Pages 93-127

    Sekechi, Mahnaz

  • Mahmoud: ‘The Sorrow Which Has No Vent in Tears May Make Other Organs Weep’ (Dr. Henry Maudsley 1895; British Psychiatrist)

    Pages 129-161

    Sekechi, Mahnaz

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79023-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79022-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07707-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Iranians in London
Book Subtitle
Voices of Exile
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-79023-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-79023-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-79022-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07707-5
Series ISSN
2662-2629
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 283
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