Through an ethnographic survey of habits and practices of Afghan immigrants living in North America, Europe, and Australia, the author has undertaken to demonstrate that while transnational identity formations take place, the identities of Afghans are further “hyphenated” by contextual realities and cultural influences from their host countries. In all, the author observes that for some of his interviewees the possession of cultural concepts such as Afghaniyyat helps forge socio-political and socio-cultural identity. To preserve it, some argue that it should be based on religious and cultural values, some others by speaking Dari or Pashto in the home.

The Redaction
CER: II-6.4.B-513