I’m very happy to share that my book has been released. The full title is “The Internet and Formations of Iranian American-ness: Next Generation Diaspora,” and it’s about how various digital media applications and platforms come to be embedded within the lives of second-generation Iranian migrants in LA. It argues that digital media become such an important part of identity formation for these young people that “digital styles” of being Iranian American take shape.
This argument has possible implications for the study of other migrant groups in Western countries, and their second and third generations. It also has implications for how we conceptualize cultural formations and digital technology usage together in contemporary contexts of migration and digital connectivity.
I’m particularly excited to have scholars whose work I’ve been especially inspired by read and endorse the book. Professors Daniel Miller from University College London, Mehdi Bozorgmehr from City University New York, and Miyase Christensen from Stockholm University were kind enough to share their thoughts. You can see what they wrote, and find chapter by chapter summaries of the book on the Palgrave page.