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01.Enough! The Rose Revolution in the Republic of Georgia
02.Practicing Local Governance: Northern Perspectives
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04.Ways to Survive, Battles to Win: Iranian Women Exiles in the Netherlands and the United States
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07.Flexicurity and Political Philosophy: Towards a Majority-Friendly Europe
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Authors: Ghorashi, Halleh (VRIJE Universiteit, Amsterdam) 
Book Description:
Contemporary debates in social sciences are replete with metaphors of displacement such as diaspora, exile, hybridity, and nomadism. In Ways to Survive, Battles to Win, Halleh Ghorashi explores the cultural and political implications of such terms and demonstrates how the social and political contexts of the host countries play a crucial role in influencing the experiences of diasporic communities. Focusing on the life stories of Iranian women whose leftist political activism has led them to exile in the West, she offers at once powerful narratives of cultural dislocation and a compelling critique of social theories that privilege ethnicity over social location.
Addressing a wide range of theoretical positions and social discourses, Ghorashi shows how a community of women in exile with the same cultural and political background differ markedly in the way they come to define themselves in the Netherlands and the United States. Through interviews with Iranian women exiles in Amsterdam and Southern California, Ghorashi shows the dynamic and complex process of cultural identification. In presenting the stories of politically leftist women who became homeless in their own country, this book touches upon the question of how people in exile position themselves in space and time. The Iranian women’s narratives of both internal and external exile contribute to a new understanding of home that is far more complex and multi-layered than is often assumed.
The extensive presence of the author throughout the book as she conveys her own emotional reactions to the research and the women’s narratives also contributes to an exceptional work about what women refugees go through before and after they find their place in the new world. In Ways to Survive, Battles to Win, Ghorashi travels with the women of her book as they tell of their lives past and present. A cultural anthropologist, the author carefully balances her personal perspective with a scientific framework that brings past memories and present challenges in a way that will not be forgotten.

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xi

Chapter 1: Anthropology in Exile; pp. 1-20

Chapter 2: Configuration of Identities; pp. 21-30

Chapter 3: Souls and Mirrors; PART II - THE LOST HOME pp. 31-44

Chapter 4: Writing Past: When Home Became Hell; pp. 45-60

Chapter 5: The Spring of Freedom: Revolutionary Years; pp. 61-80

Chapter 6: Living in Hell: The Years of Suppression; 81-96


Chapter 7: Exiles and Diasporas; pp. 97-110

Chapter 8: Writing Present; pp. 111-128

Chapter 9: How Present is the Past?; pp. 129-148

Chapter 10: The Home and the Future; pp. 149-166

Chapter 11: Space for Hybridity; pp. 167-186

CONCLUSION; pp. 187-196

EPILOGUE; pp. 197-214

INDEX pp. 215-219

   Binding: Flexback
   Pub. Date: 2012- December
   Pages: 230
   ISBN: 978-1-59033-552-9
   Status: AV
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