• Mahnaz Sekechi
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)


This chapter summarises the findings of the research. The book contributes to the wider literature on migration and exile, by highlighting the gap in the literature: the existence of enduring, encapsulated sadness among the migrant, middle-class group of Iranians in London. Comparison is drawn between the psychodynamics of different human developmental stages of life and migration; the problems and challenges of migration can resemble the inevitable internal changes and movements from one stage of the lifespan to another. The psychosocial work of the migrant is multilayered, dealing with the inseparable and intertwined internal and external revolutions of their lives.


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  • Mahnaz Sekechi
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  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK

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