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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

-Islamic Persian imperial tradition. Both lexicons, it will be shown, became deeply intermingled in Muslim North India since at least the early sixteenth century. Semantic shifts in the following centuries would oscillate between these two poles: an Islamic one

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Migration and the Persian Gulf

Demography, Identity and the Road to Equitable Policies

Ali Modarres

In 2005, the nations of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), which consist of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, housed over 12 million international migrants. Employed mainly within the service and construction industries, these foreign workers have become a demographic majority in some GCC countries, creating an urgent need for more progressive immigration and equitable integration policies. This article provides an overview of migration to the region, situating it within the larger global emigration/immigration context. By focusing on the various stages of migration and the economic role played by migrants, the article argues for policies that protect the economic, social and political rights of labour migrants. It concludes with recommendations that consider conditions in both the GCC and migrants' countries of origin.

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Appalling Tehran

Translation of the French Serial Story and Its Effect on the Persian Serial Story

Manizheh Abdollahi and Ehya Amalsaleh

settings for these representations. This article examines an important example, the first Persian serial story published in Iran, Morteza Moshfeq-e Kazemi’s Tehran-e Makhuf ( Appalling Tehran ), and the influences on it of the translation of French serial

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Schemata in the Graphic Novel Persepolis

Accommodation, Combination, Integration

Fredrik Strömberg

integrate with visual conventions in comics? To explore these ideas, I have analysed the graphic novel Persepolis : 2 a visual memoir with a Persian theme, 3 told in the comics format by Iranian French artist Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis is visually

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Entanglements with the ‘Sea’

Persian Poetry and Diasporic Iranian Literature in Australia

Nasim Yazdani and Michele Lobo

interrupted by relationships with the sea that ripple through Persian poetry, art and exilic literature and nourishes migrant bodies. It is these literary and art forms that unite a community that shows diversity in place of origin, religion, language

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Afsaneh Hojabri

the exotic Persian foods they prepared out of their aromatic cozy little home restaurant. Both books contain recipes. In the US, where the majority of Iranian expatriates live, until recently Najmieh Batmanglij was the only audible voice in the field

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Le loup dans l’Iran ancien

Entre mythe, réalité et exégèse zoroastrienne

Samra Azarnouche

Fables in the Art of Sogdiana ( New York : Persian Heritage Foundation ). Mauriès , M. ( 2014 ), « Élever et sélectionner des chiens pour la protection des troupeaux », in Vivre avec le loup: Trois mille ans de conflit , (éd.) J.-M. Moriceau

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Tiziana Soverino, Evgenia Mesaritou, Thomas M. Wilson, Steve Byrne, Dino Vukušić, Fabiana Dimpflmeier, Eva-Maria Walther, and Eva Schwab

MigrantInnen in Deutschland [That Is So typically Persian! A Study of Diasporic Memory Cultures Exemplified by Second-Generation Iranian Migrants in Germany] (Münster: Waxman), 332 pp., €39.90, ISBN 9783830936732. Out of five million Iranians living abroad

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Linking Ideology, Habitus and Landscape

Traditional and Contemporary Uses of Gardens and Parks in Iran

Nasim Yazdani

For centuries, nature has played significant roles in the Persianate world. Across generations and beyond national borders, Persian gardens and parks have carried traces of narratives, beliefs and attitudes of those who designed, built and used them. This article explores Persian garden history and philosophy, and the emergence of urban parks in Iran. It examines the evolution of cultural attitudes and their reflections in contemporary meanings, layout and use of parks. Landscape narratives both influence and are shaped by shifting cultural values and needs. Urbanisation – and the necessity for urban dwellers to experience ‘nature’ in new environments, sociocultural factors and habitus transformation contribute to the diminution of the role of ‘traditional’ narratives in contemporary design. Nevertheless, the importance of spaces of stillness in landscape design, inherited from Persian garden ideology, influences recreational behaviour in Iran’s contemporary urban parks.

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Cross-Border Networks

Labour Migration from Iran to the Arab Countries of the Persian Gulf

Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi

This article examines migration between the Iranian coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and the nearby Arab countries. At the centre of the research are questions about cross-border relationships, the construction of transnational spaces in border migration and strategies for maintaining networks in both the home and host countries. The transnational space connecting the Iranian coastal region and the Arab countries resembles other cases of border migration. However, unlike previous studies on border migration, this analysis situates the development of transnational spaces of migrants' lives within the deep-rooted common and historical perspectives in the countries on both sides of the Persian Gulf.