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Sanaz Nasirpour

enabled Iranians in the diaspora and women in particular to create international connectivity including back in Iran. Inevitably, the digital space and the Internet have provided Iranian diaspora in general an innovative way for sharing ideas, exchanging

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Migrations West to East in the Times of the Ottoman Empire

The Example of a Gypsy/Roma Group in Modern Iran

Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov

This article presents the community of the Romanies/Gypsies called the Zargar, who live in contemporary Iran. For centuries the Zargar had not been aware of the existence of other Gypsies. Only nowadays, with the means of modern telecommunications, including the Internet, have representatives of the Zargar 'discovered' that there are other Roma in the world, and they have begun looking for their place within the international Romani community. Lacking a clear memory of their own past, the Zargar are trying to construct such a history and an extended identity, while establishing contact with their 'kin' in Europe.

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Conflicts in Children’s Everyday Lives

Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon

Erik van Ommering

to the roads, in the rivers, in the mountains. We can’t even swim in the sea because of the garbage!’ ‘Wars,’ Mahmoud adds. ‘Electricity cuts.’ ‘Water cuts.’ ‘Internet cuts.’ ‘Telephone cuts.’ Julia looks at me and sighs. ‘Mr Erik, so now you know why

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Farideh Pourgiv

narrative voice is also female. This is one of the first Iranian novels in which weblogs are mentioned and which shows how the younger generation is using the Internet. The generation gap is particularly evident here as Mahmonir does not know what a chat

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Every Dog Has Its Day

New Patterns in Pet Keeping in Iran

Anahita Grisoni and Marjan Mashkour

incited the interviewer to compare this process to the purchase of a computer or a telephone on the Internet. In this regard, the surveyor explains: ‘What is interesting here is that they said that they were happy to see that this search on the Internet

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Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Children in the Middle East

Erika Friedl and Abderrahmane Moussaoui

globalised through modern sports and Internet games; where parental authority is dwindling yet a developing teen culture is prolonging dependencies of teens on parents; and where, at the other end of life, the care of the elderly is becoming a burden on the

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Magdalena Rodziewicz

issue publicly, started to elaborate on its causes and consequences. The discussion that takes place in the public domain – on the internet, in the press, on television, in public institutions such as universities – is multidimensional and touches upon

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Nathalia Brichet

had invested in a facet machine and learned the skills by taking a course, reading internet sources and books, and through trial-and-error experience. What we see here, again, is an intriguing discussion about the potentials of Greenlandic gems, and

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Azim Malikov

groups’ or ‘translocal kinship groups’. Today, the Internet and mobile phones are effective devices for social organising and defining community. For example, certain Xoja groups from different parts of Kazakhstan use the websites devoted to Xoja history

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Whose Austria?

Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity

Farid Hafez

one could surf the Internet for information, they wondered if there existed Muslim institutions that encouraged young people’s interest in and passion for their religion. They travelled to the capital of Austria, Vienna, hoping to find out but were