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Buy and Download Description Iranians affect and are affected by socio-economic and political processes in Britain in many different ways. The aim of this chapter is to shed light on some of the underlying conditions informing the social and cultural transformations that bear on Iranians during the process of migration. Since there was no prior research on Iranians living in Britain, it was necessary to conduct an exploratory preliminary study in order to become familiar with various facets of the Iranian diaspora in London. It is important to recognize that the purpose of this preliminary study was not to map out a single Iranian community or make all-encompassing and sweeping claims about Iranians' lives in London. I wish instead to emphasise some of the underlying political and socio-economic currents that Iranians have come across during their time outside of Iran, that have in turn influenced their activities, intentions and interpretations in London. I have found that three historical conjunctures - the revolution, Khomeini's death in 1989 and Khatami's presidency - and the way in which they have intersected with the particular situation of different groupings of Iranians living in London, have been important in shaping and reshaping the cultural, political, economic and religious practices of Iranians in London. In order to examine this process in greater detail the following chapters will show the links between various Iranian religious practices in London and socio-economic and political processes presented below. Iranians affect and are affected by socio-economic and political processes in Britain in many different ways. The aim of this chapter is to shed light on some of the underlying conditions informing the social and cultural transformations that bear
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