Lifestyle and identity in contemporary Iranian Kurdistan (a grounded study of Marivan City)

Lifestyle and identity in contemporary Iranian Kurdistan (a grounded study of Marivan City) Iranian Kurdistan has experienced profound sociocultural changes over the last decade. Some of the changes follow the governing pattern of changes in Iranian society while the main body of the changes is consequence of unique situation and condition of Iranian Kurdistan. Therefore, the present article is to study lifestyle changes, formation of modern identities, and their consequences in Marivan with regard to identifying influential local conditions and processes through qualitative perspective and ethnographic methodology. The data were gathered through participant observation and unstructured interviews. Based on theoretical saturation criterion 53 cases were interviewed. The collected data were categorized, analyzed, and documented into several major and fundamental themes through grounded theory method. “Structural challenges”, “expansion of trans-regional interactions”, “rapid and uneven development of border trade”, “communication media”, “visual resources”, and “contradictions of development” were categorized as “conditions”. “Transformation of identification resources”, “multiplicity of consumption motivation”, “flamboyance of upstart class”, “body recycling”, “modern leisure pursuits”, and “emancipatory politics” were identified as “interaction” and finally “value changes and reversal”, “identity conflicts”, and “mind–body disorders” were realized as consequences. The results indicate increasing prevalence of changes in different aspects of lifestyle and identity of the participants which in lots of cases are in comprehensive and fundamental contradiction to traditional and common cultural of Marivan. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Lifestyle and identity in contemporary Iranian Kurdistan (a grounded study of Marivan City)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/lifestyle-and-identity-in-contemporary-iranian-kurdistan-a-grounded-Nc2nqyOMiq
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-015-0243-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Iranian Kurdistan has experienced profound sociocultural changes over the last decade. Some of the changes follow the governing pattern of changes in Iranian society while the main body of the changes is consequence of unique situation and condition of Iranian Kurdistan. Therefore, the present article is to study lifestyle changes, formation of modern identities, and their consequences in Marivan with regard to identifying influential local conditions and processes through qualitative perspective and ethnographic methodology. The data were gathered through participant observation and unstructured interviews. Based on theoretical saturation criterion 53 cases were interviewed. The collected data were categorized, analyzed, and documented into several major and fundamental themes through grounded theory method. “Structural challenges”, “expansion of trans-regional interactions”, “rapid and uneven development of border trade”, “communication media”, “visual resources”, and “contradictions of development” were categorized as “conditions”. “Transformation of identification resources”, “multiplicity of consumption motivation”, “flamboyance of upstart class”, “body recycling”, “modern leisure pursuits”, and “emancipatory politics” were identified as “interaction” and finally “value changes and reversal”, “identity conflicts”, and “mind–body disorders” were realized as consequences. The results indicate increasing prevalence of changes in different aspects of lifestyle and identity of the participants which in lots of cases are in comprehensive and fundamental contradiction to traditional and common cultural of Marivan.

Journal

Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 5, 2015

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off