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The Resource From the Shahs to Los Angeles : three generations of Iranian Jewish women between religion and culture, Saba Soomekh

From the Shahs to Los Angeles : three generations of Iranian Jewish women between religion and culture, Saba Soomekh

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From the Shahs to Los Angeles : three generations of Iranian Jewish women between religion and culture
Title
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
Title remainder
three generations of Iranian Jewish women between religion and culture
Statement of responsibility
Saba Soomekh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Saba Soomekh offers a fascinating portrait of three generations of women in an ethnically distinctive and little-known American Jewish community, Jews of Iranian origin living in Los Angeles. Most of Iran's Jewish community immigrated to the United States and settled in Los Angeles in the wake of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the government-sponsored discrimination that followed. Based on interviews with women raised during the constitutional monarchy of the earlier part of the twentieth century, those raised during the modernizing Pahlavi regime of mid-century, and those who have grown up in Los Angeles, the book presents an ethnographic portrait of what life was and is like for Iranian Jewish women. Featuring the voices of all generations, the book concentrates on religiosity and ritual observance, the relationship between men and women, and women's self-concept as Iranian Jewish women. Mother-daughter relationships, double standards for sons and daughters, marriage customs, the appeal of American forms of Jewish practices, social customs and pressures, and the alternate attraction to and critique of materialism and attention to outward appearance are discussed by the author and through the voices of her informants.--
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Soomekh, Saba
Dewey number
305.4889240794940922
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Iranian Americans
  • Iranian Americans
  • Jewish women
  • Iran
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From the Shahs to Los Angeles : three generations of Iranian Jewish women between religion and culture, Saba Soomekh
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Women of change -- The generation of the constitutional monarchy -- All the Shah's women -- Life in Los Angeles -- Jewish American and Persian
  • 1. Women of Change 2. The Generation of Constitutional Monarchy 3. All the Shah's Women 4. Life in Los Angeles 5. Jewish American and Persian 6. Conclusion Notes Glossary References Index
Control code
FIEb17554160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781438443836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2011046224
  • (OCoLC)760532912
Label
From the Shahs to Los Angeles : three generations of Iranian Jewish women between religion and culture, Saba Soomekh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Women of change -- The generation of the constitutional monarchy -- All the Shah's women -- Life in Los Angeles -- Jewish American and Persian
  • 1. Women of Change 2. The Generation of Constitutional Monarchy 3. All the Shah's Women 4. Life in Los Angeles 5. Jewish American and Persian 6. Conclusion Notes Glossary References Index
Control code
FIEb17554160
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781438443836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2011046224
  • (OCoLC)760532912

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