Journalism in Iran

From Mission to Profession

Author: Hossein Shahidi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134093918

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 5310

Focusing on newspapers, radio and television, this book provides the first systematic investigation of the development of journalism in Iran following the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Revolution.

Minorities in Iran

Nationalism and Ethnicity after Khomeini

Author: R. Elling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137047801

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 7894

Based on the premise that nationalism is a dominant factor in Iranian identity politics despite the significant changes brought about by the Islamic Revolution, this cross-disciplinary work investigates the languages of nationalism in contemporary Iran through the prism of the minority issue.

Encyclopædia Iranica

Author: Ehsan Yar-Shater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933273351

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 6188


Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran

Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

Author: Pamela Karimi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113510137X

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 6076

Examining Iran’s recent history through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran demonstrates that a significant component of the modernization process in Iran advanced beyond political and public spheres. On the cusp of Iran’s entry into modernity, the rules and tenets that had traditionally defined the Iranian home began to vanish and the influx of new household goods gradually led to the substantial physical expansion of the domestic milieu. Subsequently, architects, designers, and commercial advertisers shifted their attention from commercial and public architecture to the new home and its contents. Domesticity and consumer culture also became topics of interest among politicians, Shiite religious scholars, and the Left, who communicated their respective views via the popular media and numerous other means. In the interim, ordinary Iranian families, who were capable of selectively appropriating aspects of their immediate surroundings, demonstrated their resistance toward the officially sanctioned transformations. Through analyzing a series of case studies that elucidate such phenomena and appraising a wide range of objects and archival documents—from furnishings, appliances, architectural blueprints, and maps to photographs, films, TV series, novels, artworks, scrapbooks, work-logs, personal letters and reports—this book highlights the significance of private life in social, economic, and political contexts of modern Iran. Tackling the subject of home from a variety of perspectives, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran thus shows the interplay between local aspirations, foreign influences, gender roles, consumer culture and women’s education as they intersect with taste, fashion, domestic architecture and interior design.

Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam

Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion

Author: Todd Lawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113662287X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 4273

Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This book examines the Islamic roots of the Babi religion, (and by extension the later Baha’i faith which developed out of it), through the Qur’anic commentaries of the Bab and sheds light on its relationship to the wider religious milieu and its profound debt to esoteric Islam, especially Shi'ism. Todd Lawson places the two earliest writings of the Bab within the diverse contexts necessary to understand them, in order to explain why these writings made sense to and inspired his followers. He delves into the history of the tafsir (Qur’an commentary) genre of Islamic scholarship, situates these early writings in the Akhbari, Sufi and most importantly Shaykhi traditions of Islam. In the process, he identifies both the continuities and discontinuities between these works and earlier works of Shi’i tafsir, helping us appreciate significant elements of the Bab’s thought and claims. Filling an important gap in the existing literature on the Babi movement, this book will be of greatest interest to students and scholars of Qur'an commentary, Mysticism, Shi'ism, the modern history of Iran and messianism.

Iran's Nuclear Program


Author: Paul K. Kerr

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437923445


Page: 19

View: 9850

Contents: (1) Background; (2) Recent Nuclear Controversy: Iran¿s Cooperation with the IAEA; (3) Status of Iran¿s Nuclear Programs: Fuel Manufacturing Plant; Uranium Enrichment; Plutonium; Arak Reactor; Bushehr Reactor; (4) Does Iran Have a Nuclear Weapons Program?: The 2007 National Intelligence Estimate; Living with Risk; Other Constraints on Nuclear Weapons Ambitions.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 4

The Globalizing Era, 1984–2010

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822348780

Category: History

Page: 664

View: 6256

In the fourth and final volume of A History of Iranian Cinema, Hamid Naficy looks at the extraordinary efflorescence in Iranian film and other visual media since the Islamic Revolution.

Women, Religion and Culture in Iran

Author: Sarah Ansari,Vanessa Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317793390

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 8847

Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979.

The Cambridge History of Iran

Author: W. B. Fisher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521069359

Category: History

Page: 804

View: 7470

Volume I is devoted to the geography, geology, anthropology, economic life, and flora and fauna, setting the physical stage for the human events which follow.

Iran and Its Place Among Nations

Author: Alidad Mafinezam,Aria Mehrabi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275999261

Category: History

Page: 141

View: 6197

Moves beyond simplistic dichotomies by taking up the issue of Iran's national identity and contending sources of its identity.

Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger

An Anthology

Author: Geoffrey P. Nash

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857288783

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 318

View: 7455

An invaluable compendium of writing on the Middle East including extracts from canonical and less well known travellers' works.

Women in Medicine

An Encyclopedia

Author: Laura Lynn Windsor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576073920

Category: Medical

Page: 259

View: 9097

Compiles a list of over 200 influential women in medicine, such as Hildegarde of Bingen and Jocelyn Elders, and includes biographies and career highlights.

Peoples and Crafts in Period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran

Author: Maude de Schauensee

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 1934536385

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 5441

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has had a long-standing interest in the archaeology of Iran. In 1956, Robert H. Dyson, Jr., began excavations south of Lake Urmia at the large mounded site of Hasanlu. Although the results of these excavations await final publication, the Hasanlu Special Studies series—of which this monograph is the fourth volume—describes and analyzes specific aspects of technology, style, and iconography. This volume describes a group of ongoing research projects, most of which provide new information on Iron Age technology. A theme that runs through these studies is the degree to which ancient workers varied the composition of their products to create desirable colors and textures. The book begins with a description of the wooden furniture fragments along with fittings and decorative elements for furniture. It presents the first detailed description of the charred textiles, and places these textiles in their archaeological contexts, suggesting the roles that textiles may have played in daily life. Later chapters assess the significance of Hasanlu in the history of glassmaking, describe the archaeometallurgy of the Hasanlu IVB bronzes, and present a catalog of the bladed weapons. Also, the book presents the evidence for deliberate violence against individuals as indicated by their skeletal injuries and the results of a project undertaken to determine whether DNA could be used to obtain a better understanding of the population history at Hasanlu.

Bombay Islam

The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840–1915

Author: Nile Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496638

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5516

As a thriving port city, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted migrants from across India and beyond. Nile Green's Bombay Islam traces the ties between industrialization, imperialism and the production of religion to show how Muslim migration fueled demand for a wide range of religious suppliers, as Christian missionaries competed with Muslim religious entrepreneurs for a stake in the new market. Enabled by a colonial policy of non-intervention in religious affairs, and powered by steam travel and vernacular printing, Bombay's Islamic productions were exported as far as South Africa and Iran. Connecting histories of religion, labour and globalization, the book examines the role of ordinary people - mill hands and merchants - in shaping the demand that drove the market. By drawing on hagiographies, travelogues, doctrinal works, and poems in Persian, Urdu and Arabic, Bombay Islam unravels a vernacular modernity that saw people from across the Indian Ocean drawn into Bombay's industrial economy of enchantment.


Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iran

Page: N.A

View: 7149

Vols. for 1963- include the Director's report, 1961/62-

The Iran Agenda Today

The Real Story Inside Iran and What's Wrong with U.S. Policy

Author: Reese Erlich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429941579

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8519

Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich notes that all the major U.S. intelligence agencies agree Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program since at least 2003. He explores why Washington nonetheless continues with saber rattling and provides a detailed critique of mainstream media coverage of Iran. The book further details the popular protests that have rocked Tehran despite repression by the country’s Deep State. In addition to covering the political story, Erlich offers insights on Iran’s domestic politics, popular culture, and diverse populations over this recent era. His analysis draws on past interviews with high-ranking Iranian officials, the former shah’s son, Reza Pahlavi, and Iranian exiles in Los Angeles, as well as the memory of his trip to Tehran with actor Sean Penn. Written in skillful and riveting journalistic prose, The Iran Agenda Today provides inside information that academic researchers find hard to obtain.


Specialized Lending Library on the Middle East

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle East

Page: 82

View: 598


Poets and Pahlevans

A Journey into the Heart of Iran

Author: Marcello di Cintio

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368920

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 2337

Marcello Di Cintio prepares for his “journey into the heart of Iran” with the utmost diligence. He takes lessons in Farsi, researches Persian poetry and sharpens his wrestling skills by returning to the mat after a gap of some years. Knowing that there is a special relationship between heroic poetry and the various styles of traditional Persian wrestling, he sets out to discover how Iranians “reconcile creativity with combat.” From the moment of his arrival in Tehran, the author is overwhelmed by hospitality. He immerses himself in male company in tea houses, conversing while smoking the qalyun or water pipe. Iranian men are only too willing to talk, especially about politics. Confusingly, he is told conflicting statements–that all Iranians love George Bush, that all Iranians hate George Bush; that life was infinitely better under the Shah, that the mullahs swept away the corruption of the Shah’s regime and made life better for all. Once out of Tehran, he learns where the traditional forms of wrestling are practised. His path through the country is directed by a search for the variant disciplines and local techniques of wrestling and a need to visit sites and shrines associated with the great Persian poets: Hafez, Ferdosi, Omar Khayyám, Attar, Shahriyar and many others. Everywhere his quest leads him, he discovers that poetry is loved and quoted by everyone from taxi-drivers to students. His engagement with Iranian culture is intimate: he wrestles (sometimes reluctantly) when invited, samples illegal home-brew alcohol, attends a wedding, joins mourners, learns a new way to drink tea and attempts to observe the Ramazan fast, though not a Muslim himself. Though he has inevitable brushes with officialdom, he never feels in danger, even when he hears that a Canadian photo-journalist has apparently been beaten to death in a police cell during the author’s visit. The outraged and horrified reaction of those around him to this violent act tightens the already close bond he has formed with the Persians. His greatest frustration is that he is unable to converse freely with Iranian women aware that an important part of his picture of Iran is thus absent. Yet the mosaic of incidents, encounters, vistas, conversations, atmospheres and acutely observed sights, smells and moments creates a detailed impression of a country and society that will challenge most, if not all, preconceptions. From the Hardcover edition.