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Buy and Download Description By tapping into the diversity and complexity of Iranian lives in London this study has demonstrated that finding a distinct Iranian place in London, and adaptation to British society, are both processes at work. The social dynamics I encountered at a big open party for Châhârshanbeh Souri (a celebration that marks the beginning of the Iranian New Year celebrations), can serve as a microcosm to illustrate some of the continuities and transformations of Iranian identity and practices that have been explored throughout this book. Unlike noruz parties in the past, where political and religio-ethnic boundaries were tightly drawn, I came across Iranians from a variety of backgrounds and orientations. During the evening I spoke to women who attend Ms. Parvizi's sofrehs, non-religious Iranians, members of the Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order, Baha'is, Zoroastrians and Armenians. While some women wore headscarves, others wore revealing dresses. A few people were drinking alcohol, while others were not. The hired band, which included a musician who plays at the Iranian Christian Fellowship, performed popular Iranian music. While many danced throughout the evening, others, such as the women who wore scarves, took pleasure in watching. By tapping into the diversity and complexity of Iranian lives in London this study has demonstrated that finding a distinct Iranian place in London, and adaptation to British society, are both processes at work. The social dynamics I encountered a
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