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The Resource Exiled memories : stories of Iranian diaspora, Zohreh T. Sullivan

Exiled memories : stories of Iranian diaspora, Zohreh T. Sullivan

Label
Exiled memories : stories of Iranian diaspora
Title
Exiled memories
Title remainder
stories of Iranian diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Zohreh T. Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""I feel I am the wandering Jew who has no place to which she belongs. I thought I could settle down, but can't imagine staying. Whenever I bought a bar of soap and two came in the package, I thought there would be no need to buy a package of two because I would never last through the second. Why? Because I knew I was returning to Iran - tomorrow. So too, I would buy the smallest size toothpastes and jars of oil. Putting down roots here is an impossibility."" "These are the words of one Iranian emigre, driven from Tehran by the revolution of 1979. They are echoed time and again in this powerful portrayal of loss and survival. Impelled by these words and her own concerns about nationality and identity, Zohreh Sullivan has gathered together here the voices of sixty exiles and emigre's. They come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and range in age from thirteen to eighty-eight. Although most are from the middle class, they work in a variety of occupations in the United States. But whatever their differences, here they are all engaged in remembering the past, producing a discourse about their lives, and negotiating the troubled transitions from one culture to another." "Unlike many other Iranian oral history projects, Exiled Memories looks at the reconstruction of memory and identity through diasporic narratives, through a focus on the Americas rather than on Iran. The narratives included here reveal the complex ways in which events and places transform identities, how overnight radicals become conservatives, friends become enemies, the strong become weak. Indeed, the narratives themselves serve this function - serving to transfer or transform power and establish credibility. They reveal a diverse group of people in the process of knitting the story of themselves with the story of the collective after it has been torn apart."--Jacket
  • ""I feel I am the wandering Jew who has no place to which she belongs. I thought I could settle down, but can't imagine staying. Whenever I bought a bar of soap and two came in the package, I thought there would be no need to buy a package of two because I would never last through the second. Why? Because I knew I was returning to Iran - tomorrow. So too, I would buy the smallest size toothpastes and jars of oil. Putting down roots here is an impossibility."" "These are the words of one Iranian emigre, driven from Tehran by the revolution of 1979. They are echoed time and again in this powerful portrayal of loss and survival. Impelled by these words and her own concerns about nationality and identity, Zohreh Sullivan has gathered together here the voices of sixty exiles and emigre's. They come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and range in age from thirteen to eighty-eight. Although most are from the middle class, they work in a variety of occupations in the United States. But whatever their differences, here they are all engaged in remembering the past, producing a discourse about their lives, and negotiating the troubled transitions from one culture to another." "Unlike many other Iranian oral history projects, Exiled Memories looks at the reconstruction of memory and identity through diasporic narratives, through a focus on the Americas rather than on Iran. The narratives included here reveal the complex ways in which events and places transform identities, how overnight radicals become conservatives, friends become enemies, the strong become weak. Indeed, the narratives themselves serve this function - serving to transfer or transform power and establish credibility. They reveal a diverse group of people in the process of knitting the story of themselves with the story of the collective after it has been torn apart."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, Zohreh T
Dewey number
973/.04915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.I5
LC item number
S85 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iranian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Exiles
  • Iranian Americans
  • Iranian Americans
  • Iranian diaspora
  • Iran
Label
Exiled memories : stories of Iranian diaspora, Zohreh T. Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • Tahereh (pseud.)
  • Homa Sarshar
  • Mandana (pseud.)
  • Roqeyeh Arbat Kazemi
  • Fereydoun Safizadeh
  • Rebwar Kurdi (pseud.)
  • Jahan Kurd (pseud.)
  • Daryoosh
  • Kambys Shirazi (pseud.)
  • Introduction : fabricating identity
  • Keyvan
  • Soheyl (pseud.)
  • Ali Behdad
  • Revolution : narrating upheaval
  • Faranak
  • Pari (pseud.)
  • Lily
  • Homa Sarshar
  • Mandana (pseud.)
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • There : remembering home
  • Tahereh (pseud.)
  • Mrs. Ghandsaz (pseud.)
  • Zia Ashraf Nasr
  • Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
  • Barbod
  • Rebwar Kurdi (pseud.)
  • Kambys Shirazi (pseud.)
  • Mehrdad Haghighi
  • Yahya (pseud.)
  • Professor Ali (pseud.)
  • Zia Ashraf Nasr
  • Fereydoun Safizadeh
  • Keyvan, Ali Behdad
  • Soheyl (pseud.)
  • Here : reconstructing migration and exile
  • Rebwar Kurdi (pseud.)
  • Barbod, Mehrdad Haghighi
  • Lily
  • Homa Sarshar
  • Mandana (pseud.)
  • Professor Ali (pseud.)
  • Pari (pseud.)
  • Yahya (pseud.)
  • Pari (pseud.)
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
  • Tahereh (pseud.)
  • Hamid Naficy
  • Ramin Sobhan (pseud.)
  • Ali Behdad
  • Zia Ashraf Nasr
  • Susan Bazargan
  • Mohamad Tavakoli
  • Epilogue
  • Lily
  • Hamid Naficy
  • Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
Control code
44174177
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvi, 289 pages
Isbn
9781566398435
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00041195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
Label
Exiled memories : stories of Iranian diaspora, Zohreh T. Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • Tahereh (pseud.)
  • Homa Sarshar
  • Mandana (pseud.)
  • Roqeyeh Arbat Kazemi
  • Fereydoun Safizadeh
  • Rebwar Kurdi (pseud.)
  • Jahan Kurd (pseud.)
  • Daryoosh
  • Kambys Shirazi (pseud.)
  • Introduction : fabricating identity
  • Keyvan
  • Soheyl (pseud.)
  • Ali Behdad
  • Revolution : narrating upheaval
  • Faranak
  • Pari (pseud.)
  • Lily
  • Homa Sarshar
  • Mandana (pseud.)
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • There : remembering home
  • Tahereh (pseud.)
  • Mrs. Ghandsaz (pseud.)
  • Zia Ashraf Nasr
  • Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
  • Barbod
  • Rebwar Kurdi (pseud.)
  • Kambys Shirazi (pseud.)
  • Mehrdad Haghighi
  • Yahya (pseud.)
  • Professor Ali (pseud.)
  • Zia Ashraf Nasr
  • Fereydoun Safizadeh
  • Keyvan, Ali Behdad
  • Soheyl (pseud.)
  • Here : reconstructing migration and exile
  • Rebwar Kurdi (pseud.)
  • Barbod, Mehrdad Haghighi
  • Lily
  • Homa Sarshar
  • Mandana (pseud.)
  • Professor Ali (pseud.)
  • Pari (pseud.)
  • Yahya (pseud.)
  • Pari (pseud.)
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
  • Tahereh (pseud.)
  • Hamid Naficy
  • Ramin Sobhan (pseud.)
  • Ali Behdad
  • Zia Ashraf Nasr
  • Susan Bazargan
  • Mohamad Tavakoli
  • Epilogue
  • Lily
  • Hamid Naficy
  • Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa
Control code
44174177
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvi, 289 pages
Isbn
9781566398435
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00041195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map

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