Journalism in Iran

From Mission to Profession
Author: Hossein Shahidi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134093918
Category: History
Page: 188
View: 8444
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.

Continuity in Iranian Identity

Resilience of a Cultural Heritage
Author: Fereshteh Davaran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134018304
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 1161
Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and political phenomena, this book examines the history of Iran from its ancient roots to the Islamic period, paying particular attention to pre-Islamic Persian religions and their influence upon later Muslim practices and precepts in Iran. Accessible English translations of the pre-Islamic Andarz (Advice) literature and of the Adab (Counsel) genre of the Islamic era illustrate the convergence of religion and literature in Iranian culture and how the explicitly religious Adab texts were very much influenced and shaped by the Andarz sources. Within the context of this historical material, and in particular the pre-Islamic religious material, the author highlights its literary and ethical implications on post-Islamic Iranian identity. Exploring the link between a consistent pre-Islamic Iranian identity and a unique post-Islamic one, this book will be of interest to students of Iranian Studies, Middle Eastern studies and Religious Studies, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about Persian history and culture.

Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah

The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeoisie and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran
Author: Bianca Devos,Christoph Werner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135125600
Category: History
Page: 338
View: 9922
Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah presents a collection of innovative research on the interaction of culture and politics accompanying the vigorous modernization programme of the first Pahlavi ruler. Examining a broad spectrum of this multifaceted interaction it makes an important contribution to the cultural history of the 1920s and 1930s in Iran, when, under the rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi, dramatic changes took place inside Iranian society. With special reference to the practical implementation of specific reform endeavours, the various contributions critically analyze different facets of the relationship between cultural politics, individual reformers and the everyday life of modernist Iranians. Interpreting culture in its broadest sense, this book brings together contributions from different disciplines such as literary history, social history, ethnomusicology, art history, and Middle Eastern politics. In this way, it combines for the first time the cultural history of Iran’s modernity with the politics of the Reza Shah period. Challenging a limited understanding of authoritarian rule under Reza Shah, this book is a useful contribution to existing literature for students and scholars of Middle Eastern History, Iranian History and Iranian Culture.

Minorities in Iran

Nationalism and Ethnicity after Khomeini
Author: R. Elling
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137047801
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
View: 6994
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.

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

Author: Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199732159
Category: History
Page: 414
View: 2015
This handbook is a guide to Iran's complex history. The book emphasizes the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past.

Die Vernetzung der Welt

Ein Blick in unsere Zukunft
Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644030618
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 5958
Welche Konsequenzen wird es haben, wenn in Zukunft die überwiegende Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung online ist? Wenn Informationstechnologien so allgegenwärtig sind wie Elektrizität? Was bedeutet das für die Politik, die Wirtschaft – und für uns selbst? Diese Fragen beantwortet ein außergewöhnliches Autorenduo: Eric Schmidt, der Mann, der Google zu einem Weltunternehmen gemacht hat, und Jared Cohen, ehemaliger Berater von Hillary Clinton und Condoleezza Rice und jetzt Chef von Googles Denkfabrik. In diesem aufregenden Buch führen sie uns die Chancen und Gefahren jener eng vernetzten Welt vor Augen, die die meisten von uns noch erleben werden. Es ist die sehr konkrete Vision einer Zukunft, die bereits begonnen hat. Und ein engagiertes Plädoyer dafür, sie jetzt zu gestalten – weil Technologie der leitenden Hand des Menschen bedarf, um Positives zu bewirken.

Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran

The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist
Author: Kamran Talattof
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651392
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
View: 1746
In Iran, since the mid–nineteenth century, one issue has been a common concern: how should Iran become modern? More than a century of struggle for or against modernity has constituted much of the social, political, and cultural history of the country. In the decades since the 1979 Revolution, the question has become even more critical. In Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran, Talattof finds that the process of modernity never truly unfolded, due in large part to Iran’s reluctance to embrace the seminal subjects of gender and sexuality. Talattof’s approach reflects a unique look at modernity as not only advances in industry and economy but also advances toward an open, intellectual discourse on sexuality. Exploring the life and times of Shahrzad, a dancer, actress, filmmaker, and poet, Talattof illuminates the country’s struggle with modernity and the ideological, traditional, and religious resistance against it. Born in 1946, she performed in several theater productions, became an acclaimed film star in the 1970s, and pursued a career as a journalist and poet. Following the revolution, she was imprisoned and eventually became homeless on the streets of Tehran. Her success and eventual decline as a female artist and entertainer illustrate the conflict between modernity and tradition and Iran’s failure to embrace an overt expression of sexuality. Talattof also profiles several other female artists of the 1970s, analyzing their lives and work as windows through which to examine what Iranian culture allowed and what it repudiated.

Social Media in Iran

Politics and Society after 2009
Author: David M. Faris ,Babak Rahimi
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438458835
Category: Social Science
Page: 334
View: 2408
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran. Social Media in Iran is the first book to tell the complex story of how and why the Iranian people—including women, homosexuals, dissidents, artists, and even state actors—use social media technology, and in doing so create a contentious environment wherein new identities and realities are constructed. Drawing together emerging and established scholars in communication, culture, and media studies, this volume considers the role of social media in Iranian society, particularly the time during and after the controversial 2009 presidential election, a watershed moment in the postrevolutionary history of Iran. While regional specialists may find studies on specific themes useful, the aim of this volume is to provide broad narratives of actor-based conceptions of media technology, an approach that focuses on the experiential and social networking processes of digital practices in the information era extended beyond cultural specificities. Students and scholars of regional and media studies will find this volume rich with empirical and theoretical insights on the subject of how technologies shape political and everyday life.

Women, Religion and Culture in Iran

Author: Sarah Ansari,Vanessa Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317793390
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
View: 6651
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.

Iranian Media

The Paradox of Modernity
Author: Gholam Khiabany
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135894892
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 1144
The post-revolutionary state in Iran has tried to amalgamate ‘Sharia with electricity’ and modernity with what it considers as ‘Islam’. While sympathetic to private capital, through quasi anti-capitalist politics, the state began to restrict market-relations, confiscate major assets of sections of the Iranian bourgeoisie, and nationalize major aspects of Iran’s industry, including its communications system. Since the end of war with Iraq and the start of the process of ‘reconstruction’, market-driven development and economic policies have been key aims of the state.

Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462308645
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 5604
Der neue Roman von Gabriel García MárquezIn Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren erzählt Gabriel García Márquez eine Geschichte über die Liebe, das Alter und den Sinn des Lebens: Zu seinem 90. Geburtstag schenkt sich ein alter Mann, der sein Leben lang nur käufliche Liebe gekannt hat, in einem Bordell eine Nacht mit einer Jungfrau. In dieser Nacht, der noch viele folgen sollten, betrachtet er verzaubert die schlafende Schöne und empfindet zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben Liebe. Frauen haben im Leben des alten Journalisten immer eine Rolle gespielt – seine schöne und gebildete Mutter, die ihm die klassische Musik und die Literatur nahe brachte; seine aufreizende Verlobte, die er sitzen ließ; all die vielen Huren, die er mehr nach dem Preis als nach ihren Reizen wählte, und schließlich Rosa Cabarcas, eine mit allen Wassern gewaschene Puffmutter, die ihm in der Nacht seines 90. Geburtstags Delgadina zuführt. Dieses von Rosa Cabarcas in Tiefschlaf versetzte schöne Mädchen löst in dem alten einsamen Mann, der mit dem Leben schon fast abgeschlossen hat, nie zuvor erfahrene Gefühle aus. Immer wieder zieht es ihn zu Delgadina, doch er weckt sie nie. Die Schlafende bringt ihn dazu, sich selbst besser zu verstehen; sie treibt den Liebenden in rasende Eifersucht und inspiriert den Journalisten zu hinreißenden Liebeselogen in der Lokalzeitung. Nach einem Jahr ist er ein anderer Mensch. Ein Roman voller Melancholie und Humor, voller Klugheit und Zärtlichkeit. Ein großes Thema der Weltliteratur, der alte Mann und das Mädchen, wird von García Márquez auf meisterhafte Weise karibisch variiert. Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren ist eine Hommage an den japanischen Nobelpreisträger Yasunari Kawabata und seinen Roman Die schlafenden Schönen. Von Gabriel García Márquez erschien zuletzt vor zwei Jahren Leben, um davon zu erzählen, der erste Teil seiner Erinnerungen.


The Internet and Politics in Iran
Author: Annabelle Sreberny,Gholam Khiabany
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
ISBN: 1845116070
Category: Computers
Page: 211
View: 7661
In this work, the authors give a flavour of contemporary Internet culture in Iran, and analyse how this new form of communication is affecting the social and political life of the country.

Iran, Iraq, and the Legacies of War

Author: L. Potter,G. Sick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 140398042X
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 6124
Iraq and Iran are the two most important states in the Gulf region, given their population size, military strength, and the potential threat they pose to other states in the region. This book enhances our understanding of the troubled relationship between Iran and Iraq, placing it in historical context, examining the rapid deterioration leading to the eight-year war that started in 1980 and the effects of that trauma, and exploring the ongoing issues that currently bedevil bilateral relations. The authors cover such central issues as how each side has sought to use opposition groups in the other state to weaken it, ethnic divisions, the role of outside states (especially the United States), and a fascinating account of how the war affected a generation of Iraqis and Iranians. The role of the U.S. in the region and how U.S. policy has affected the two states are also considered. This book provides a basis for understanding the background of a tumultuous relationship that is entering a new era.

Im Rosengarten der Märtyrer

ein Portrait des Iran
Author: Christopher De Bellaigue
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406548079
Page: 340
View: 5587


Eine Kindheit im Iran & Jugendjahre
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866158719
Page: 347
View: 3171

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: 7734
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 in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Homa Katouzian
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415435587
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
View: 462
Iran is an ancient country, an oil-exporting economy and an Islamic Republic. It experienced two full-scale revolutions in the twentieth century, the latter of which had large and important regional and international consequences, including an eight-year war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. And now in the twenty-first century, it confronts issues and experiences problems which have important implications for its future development and external relations. Featuring outstanding contributions from leading sociologists, social anthropologists, political scientists and economists in the field of Iranian studies, this book is the first to examine Iran and its position in the contemporary world. In developing this argument, topics examined include: social developments in the country including gender relations contemporary politics international relations relations with the US and Israel nuclear weapons and energy programmes oil and the development of the economy.

Women and Media in the Middle East

Power Through Self-expression
Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730215
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 4067
Are women benefiting from current changes in the Middle East media? With media all over the world still marginalizing women and trivializing gender inequalities, how does the situation in the Middle East compare? Proliferating satellite channels have increased women’s visibility in the region but visibility does not necessarily confer power. This book explores various ways in which media have been used to open up possibilities for women in the Middle East or, conversely, to restrict them. Having as their starting point the diverse experiences and multi-layered identities of women, the contributors treat media institutions and practices as part of wider power relations in society. By analyzing media production, consumption and texts, they reveal where and how gender boundaries have been erected or crossed. In eleven chapters, Women and Media in the Middle East spans both the region, from Iran to Morocco, and the media, from film and broadcasting to the press and internet. It looks back at women’s journalism in pre-1952 Egypt and forward to future trends in women’s internet use. One chapter shows how Maghrebi women filmmakers achieved a belated symbolic liberation for the ‘colonized of the colonized’. Another reveals how Egyptian political films link the representation of women to nationalist ideals. A study of the women’s press in Iran shows how it forced gender to the forefront of government concerns, while an investigation of Kuwait’s mainstream press uncovers duplicity in the struggle over female suffrage. A chapter on audience reception exposes clashing identity constructions and competing knowledge systems in a rural community. Further chapters explore an experiment in gender awareness programming on Palestinian TV and women’s role on Hezbollah’s television station, Al-Manar. The book begins by considering whether research on women and media in other contexts can be applied to the Middle East. It ends by discussing the careers of seven well-knon Arab women journalists. Rich and illuminating, this highly original book will be useful to scholars, media professionals and general readers interested in women’s studies, media and shifting power structures in the Middle East.

Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 3219
Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.

Journalistinnen im Tschador

Frauen und gesellschaftlicher Aufbruch im Iran
Author: Lise J. Abid
Publisher: Brandes & Apsel
Category: Journalism
Page: 191
View: 4676