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Buy and Download Description The previous chapters have illustrated how the process of migration may result in the transfiguration of adult ethnic and gender identities. For the present youth generation, the hybidised cultural spaces of the diaspora may potentially offer even greater opportunities for gender malleability and fertile cultural fusions. Nevertheless, in this study, parents experienced considerable ambivalence regarding the acculturation of their children, fearing that their greater interaction with the majority population and with other subcultures, particularly mediated by their attendance at school, might lead to identity confusion among young people, or worse still to a gradual loss of their Iranian identities. Parents were more fearful with regard to girls than boys, perceiving the disjunction between British and Iranian normative gender behaviour to be more pronounced. Interviews with mothers, as we have seen, illustrated how their concerns over good childfeeding practices related not only to their attainment of sound nutritional status but also to their incorporation within Iranian culture and community. This chapter examines more closely the inter-related processes of food acculturation and identity-formation; subsequent sections then explore the identity concerns and perceptions of young people themselves, as particularly reflected by their food consumption practices. The previous chapters have illustrated how the process of migration may result in the transfiguration of adult ethnic and gender identities. For the present youth generation, the hybidised cultural spaces of the diaspora may potentially offe
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