Immigration and ways of intervening its related issues in Iran

Monday, 11 July 2016: 14:45
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Saeid YARMOHAMMADI, University of Montreal, Canada
Immigration has a long history in Iranian society. Its emergence in a large scale and a social phenomenon was before Constitutional Revolution in 1906 and has continued up to the present time.

In its first wave, the majority of Iranian immigrants were intellectuals who generally chose European and North American countries to settle and beyond that workforce who basically selected neighboring countries as an opportunity to find a job and make a better life for themselves and their family members.

In mid 1953 after the coup against national state of Mohammad Mosadegh it found a new trend which was the result of conflicts in political arena at that period of time. The majority of this kind of immigrants opted Soviet Union as their destination which was a favorable place for pursuing their socialist thoughts.

Some two more mass immigrations can be found after aforementioned ones which have had a considerable effect on many aspects of Iranians' lives.

Immigration has not always ended in a positive result. Beyond its benefits it has had definitely many negative aspects generally as a result of cultural differences which can be addressed and intervened by the mean of Clinical Sociology.

The aim of this article is classifying immigration, especially to North America, and its specific issues related to Iranian cultural and social characteristics and presenting areas in which intervention can make an improvement in people's lives.