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Sadat -- Hyphenating Afghaniyat (Afghan-ness) in the Afghan diaspora. 2008....

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Author Sadat, Mir Hekmatullah.
Title Hyphenating Afghaniyat (Afghan-ness) in the Afghan diaspora.
Imprint 2008.
Physical Description p. [229]-342 ; 30 cm.
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Published in “Journal of Muslim minority affairs” v. 28 (no. 3) (December 2008), p. [229]-342.
Summary: “This study presents general themes concerning cultural identity preservation and transnational identity formation among members of the Afghan Diaspora, based on an ethnographic survey of habits and practices of Afghan immigrants living in North America, Europe, and Australia. While transnational identity formations take place, the identities of Afghans are further “hyphenated” by contextual realities and cultural influences existing in their host country. This study interweaves memories of Afghanistan and the search for identity in the Afghan Diaspora in order to identify a variety of topics, such as memories of belonging to the homeland and self-created myths of historical realities that immigrants bring to the host country. These shape cultural identity formation, migration and displacement issues, the psychological and physical health of Afghans, and maintenance of Afghan cultural heritage. This study reviews inter-gender and inter-generational roles and relations, the influences of globalization, and integration or assimilation of Afghans into their host societies, or returning to Afghanistan.”—(Abstract).
Subject Headings Afghans – Ethnic identity.
Accession Number 15394
Language English
Language Code E
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