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Internal Diversity

Iranian Germans Between Local Boundaries and Transnational Capital

Authors: Moghaddari, Sonja

  • Combines a Bourdieu-based understanding of transnational strategies of capital accumulation with a social anthropological field study of boundary making processes
  • Offers a new approach capable of revealing the interrelation between dynamics in local and transnational contexts
  • ​Reveals the complexity of internal diversity and how it is situated between the fluidity of some social boundaries and the rigidity of others
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This book explores the interrelation between diversity in migrants’ internal relations and their experience of inequality in local and global contexts. Taking the case of Hamburg-based Iranians, it traces evaluation processes in ties between professionals – artists and entrepreneurs – since the 1930s, examining migrants’ potential to act upon hierarchical structures. Building on long-term ethnographic fieldwork and archival work, the book centers on differentiation, combining a diversity study with a focus on locality, with a transnational migration study, analysing strategies of capital creation and anthropological value theory.

The analysis of migrants’ agency tackles questions of independence and cooperation in kinship, associations, transnational entrepreneurship and cultural events within the context of the position of Germany and Iran in the global politico-economic landscape. This material will be of interest to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology, migration, urbanism and Iranian studies, as well as Iranian-Germans and those interested in the entanglement of global and local power relations. 

About the authors

Sonja Moghaddari is Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internal Diversity
Book Subtitle
Iranian Germans Between Local Boundaries and Transnational Capital
Authors
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27790-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27790-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27789-5
Series ISSN
2662-2580
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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