I would like to thank Asya Draganova, Ritu Mahendru, Sadia Ali and Yeonsuk Bae for being informants and for making particular contribution to aspects of the ethnographic narratives. Ardeshir Yousefpour, Duan Yuping, Fereshteh Honarbin, Gong Yafu, Haesoon Park, Sanam Rostami, and Shabnam Holliday and Brieg Powel and their family and friends, also contributed observed material. Ireri Armenta, Nadia Seemungal, Richard Fay and Yasemin Oral provided invaluable and insightful ideas regarding the structuring and content of the text. My grandchild Aara, the same age as the inception of the book, provided endless example of rich cultural learning in three languages. Staying with Safa Kassab-Hassan, Osama Jradeh and their family and colleagues ...

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