Postrevolutionary Iran

Postrevolutionary Iran

Aarts, Paul, and Francesco Cavatorta, eds Civil Society in Syria and Iran: Activism in Authoritarian Contexts. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, ... Iran between Two Revolutions. ... Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.

Author: R. R. Asaadi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793620316

Category: Iran

Page: 232

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How have Iran's political institutions evolved since the revolution? This book is first a study of the structure of Iran's political institutions, of their composition and function in theory; and second an analysis of their evolution in practice over the first forty years of the Islamic Republic regime.
Categories: Iran

Feeding Iran

Feeding Iran

“The Politics of Counting: Pro- Regime Media Strategy in the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Mossavar- Rahmani Center Seminar Series, Princeton University, April 4. ———. 2019. Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.

Author: Rose Wellman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520376861

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Since Iran's 1979 Revolution, the imperative to create and protect the inner purity of family and nation in the face of outside spiritual corruption has been a driving force in national politics. Through extensive fieldwork, Rose Wellman examines how Basiji families, as members of Iran's voluntary paramilitary organization, are encountering, enacting, and challenging this imperative. Her ethnography reveals how families and state elites are employing blood, food, and prayer in commemorations for martyrs in Islamic national rituals to create citizens who embody familial piety, purity, and closeness to God. Feeding Iran provides a rare and humanistic account of religion and family life in the post-revolutionary Islamic Republic that examines how home life and everyday piety are linked to state power.
Categories: Social Science

What is Iran

What is Iran

Bajoghli, Nargues, 'The hidden sources of Iranian strength', Foreignpolicy. com, 15 May 2015. Available at https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/05/15/ the-hidden-sources-of-iranian-strength, accessed 12 August 2019. Iran Reframed: Anxieties ...

Author: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108844703

Category: Art

Page: 225

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An introduction to the domestic politics and international relations of Iran, unique in its use of art, poetry and music.
Categories: Art

The Unfinished History of the Iran Iraq War

The Unfinished History of the Iran Iraq War

speaking for the majority of Iranians when they said in agreement that the Iran–Iraq War's impact on Iran is present ... Iran Reframed (Stanford University Press, 2019); Arta Khakpour, Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, and Shouleh Vatanabadi, ...

Author: Annie Tracy Samuel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108787185

Category: History

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, founded after the Iranian revolution in 1979, is one of the most powerful and prominent but least understood organizations in Iran. In this book, Annie Tracy Samuel provides an innovative and compelling history of this organization, and by using the Iran-Iraq War as a focal point, analyzes the links between war and revolution. Examining how the Revolutionary Guards have recorded and assessed the history of the war in the massive volume of Persian-language publications produced by top members and units of the IRGC, Tracy Samuel presents an internal view of the IRGC. This not only enhances our comprehension of the IRGC's roles and power in contemporary Iran, but it also demonstrates how the history of the Iran-Iraq War has immense bearing on the Islamic Republic's present and future. In doing so, it reveals how analyzing Iran's history provides the critical tools for understanding its actions today.
Categories: History

The Geopolitics of Iran

The Geopolitics of Iran

Azizi, A. (2020). The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US, and Iran's Global Ambitions. London: Oneworld Publications. Bajoghli, N. (2019). Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic. Santford: Stanford University Press.

Author: Francisco José B. S. Leandro

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811635649

Category: Political Science

Page: 612

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This book assesses Iran’s role in contemporary geopolitics. In particular, it examines three main intertwining circles: Iran’s development and political challenges, its relationships with neighbouring countries, as well as its relations with the major global powers — China, the European Union, Russia, and the United States. With contributions from over 20 authors, the book spans such critical aspects of contemporary geopolitics as modern history, natural resources, the economy, the social-political context, and strategic thinking. Particular focus is placed on Iran’s relations with its neighbours - Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Pakistan, and the Persian Gulf States. Furthermore, the book offers both a bilateral and multilateral dimension on how nuclear sanctions imposed on Iran have impacted its strategic planning, from the economic and military perspectives.
Categories: Political Science

Revolutionary Monsters

Revolutionary Monsters

Afshon Ostovar, Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards (New York: Oxford ... Narges Bajoghli, Iran Reframed: Anxieties in the Islamic Republic (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2019), ...

Author: Donald T. Critchlow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781684511495

Category: History

Page: 320

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Lenin. Mao. Castro. Mugabe. Khomeini. All sparked movements in the name of liberating their people from their oppressors—capitalists, foreign imperialists, or dictators in their own country. These revolutionaries rallied the masses in the name of freedom, only to become more tyrannical than those they replaced. Much has been written about the anatomy of revolution from Edmund Burke to Crane Brinton Crane, Franz Fanon, and contemporary theorists of revolution found in the modern academy. Yet what is missing is a dissection of the revolutionary minds that destroyed the old for the creation of a more harmful new. Revolutionary Monsters presents a collective biography of five modern day revolutionaries who came into power calling for the liberation of the people only to end up killing millions of people in the name of revolution: Lenin (Russia), Mao (China), Castro (Cuba), Mugabe (Zimbabwe), and Khomeini (Iran). Revolutionary Monsters explores basic questions about the revolutionary personality, and examines how these revolutionaries came to envision themselves as prophets of a new age.
Categories: History

The Global Handbook of Media Accountability

The Global Handbook of Media Accountability

Iran is poised to restrict press freedom more than it already does. ... In Iran, state-sanctioned messaging apps are the new hallmark of internet nationalization. ... Iran reframed: Anxieties of power in the Islamic republic.

Author: Susanne Fengler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000504941

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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The Global Handbook of Media Accountability brings together leading scholars to de-Westernize the academic debate on media accountability and discuss different models of media self-regulation and newsroom transparency around the globe. With examination of the status quo of media accountability in 43 countries worldwide, it offers a theoretically informed comparative analysis of accountability regimes of different varieties. As such, it constitutes the first interdisciplinary academic framework comparing structures of media accountability across all continents and creates an invaluable basis for further research and policymaking. It will therefore appeal to scholars and students of media studies and journalism, mass communication, sociology, and political science, as well as policymakers and practitioners.
Categories: Social Science

Rethinking Class and Social Difference

Rethinking Class and Social Difference

Iran reframed: Anxieties of power in the Islamic Republic. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Behdad, S., & Nomani, F. (2009). What a revolution! Thirty years of social class reshuffling in Iran. Comparative Studies of South Asia, ...

Author: Barry Eidlin

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839820205

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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This volume draws together scholars rethinking social scientific and theoretical approaches to a wide range of forms of social difference and inequality. These include race, nationalism, sexuality, professional classes, domestic employment, digital communication, and uneven economic development
Categories: Social Science

A Revolution in Rhyme

A Revolution in Rhyme

1 To read more about these struggles, see J. M. Abdulghani, Iraq and Iran: The Years of Crisis (Baltimore: John Hopkins ... Also, for a thorough description of the state narrative of war, see Narges Bajoghli, Iran Reframed: Anxieties of ...

Author: Fatemeh Shams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198858829

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic tells the story of the lives and works of Iranian poets whose personal and literary career were shaped by the Iranian revolution in 1979. By drawing on similar examples, such as Soviet Russia, the book tries to tackle some key questions: how did these poets come to be known in the literary scene? What did they write about, and what were their ideas, styles, and literary techniques? And, last but not least, what kind of relationship have they established with the ruling power on the course of the past four decades? In a detailed study, Shams tackles the life and work of ten Iranian poets whose personal and literary lives transformed and were transformed by the 1979 Revolution and the rise of the Islamic Republic, shedding light on ways in which the current ruling state in Iran uses literature and particularly poetry as a tool for ideological dissemination.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Underground

Underground

For more , see Pamela Karimi , “ Alternative Belongings : Instituting and Inhabiting the Iranian Underground ” in ... Bajoghli , Iran Reframed ; Kevan Harris , A Social Revolution : Politics and the Welfare State in Iran ( Berkeley ...

Author: Blake Atwood

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262542845

Category: History

Page: 264

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How Iranians forged a vibrant, informal video distribution infrastructure when their government banned all home video technology in 1983. In 1983, the Iranian government banned the personal use of home video technology. In Underground, Blake Atwood recounts how in response to the ban, technology enthusiasts, cinephiles, entrepreneurs, and everyday citizens forged an illegal but complex underground system for video distribution. Atwood draws on archival sources including trade publications, newspapers, memoirs, films, and laws, but at the heart of the book lies a corpus of oral history interviews conducted with participants in the underground. He argues that videocassettes helped to institutionalize the broader underground within the Islamic Republic. As Atwood shows, the videocassette underground reveals a great deal about how people construct vibrant cultures beneath repressive institutions. It was not just that Iranians gained access to banned movies, but rather that they established routes, acquired technical knowledge, broke the law, and created rituals by passing and trading plastic videocassettes. As material objects, the videocassettes were a means of negotiating the power of the state and the agency of its citizens. By the time the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance lifted the ban in 1994, millions of videocassettes were circulating efficiently and widely throughout the country. The very presence of a video underground signaled the failure of state policy to regulate media. Embedded in the informal infrastructure--even in the videocassettes themselves--was the triumph of everyday people over the state.
Categories: History