In 1976 there were approximately 1,000 Iranian citizens in Sweden. Today over 80,000 individuals in Sweden are first or second generation Iranians - the second largest non-European community in the country, The anthology presents a number of indepth studies on the relations between the Iranian community and the broader Swedisg society. It begins with a historical outline and goes on to highlight both the challenges and opportunities Iranians have experienced in Swedish society. It also explores the changes that the Iranian community in Sweden has undergone through the process of adjustment to the new society, as well as the price paid for this adjustment. The contributors represent the academic disciplines of sociology, health care studies, cultural geography and education.