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Traveling Between Iranian and American Identities


As an Iranian born in the United States, I have been immersed in both Iranian and American cultures and find the intersection between the two particularly interesting, especially as it pertains to the Daily life in Shiraz, Iran by Leila Pazargadi Traveling Between Iranian and American Identities CSW update MARCH 07 ever-increasing Iranian Diasporic community in Los Angeles and Orange County. Raised with somewhat traditional Iranian cultural values, which includes a mandatory decree that requires that only Persian be spoken within the home, in effect I grew up in “Little Iran” in the heart of a very conservative and American Orange County.

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