Media Culture and Society in Iran

Featuring contributions from among the best-known and emerging scholars on Iranian media, culture, society, and politics, this volume uncovers how the existing perspectives on post-revolutionary Iranian society have failed to appreciate the ...

Author: Mehdi Semati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135981563

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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By exploring topics such as the Internet, print press, advertising, satellite television, video, rock music, literature, cinema, gender, religious intellectuals, and secularism, this unique and wide-ranging volume explains Iran as a complex society that has successfully managed to negotiate and embody the tensions of tradition and modernity, democracy and theocracy, isolation and globalization, and other such cultural-political dynamics that escape the explanatory and analytical powers of all-too-familiar binary relations. Featuring contributions from among the best-known and emerging scholars on Iranian media, culture, society, and politics, this volume uncovers how the existing perspectives on post-revolutionary Iranian society have failed to appreciate the complexity, the paradoxes and the contradictions that characterize life in contemporary Iran, resulting in a general failure to explain and to anticipate its contemporary social and political transformations.
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Social Media in Iran

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 ...

Author: David M. Faris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438458847

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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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.
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Reporting a Revolution

While current media relies heavily on the national government's foreign policymakers, this book stresses the need for countries to depend more on news managers and information processors at all levels of government--local, national, and ...

Author: J V Vilanilam

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015018892110

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

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While current media relies heavily on the national government's foreign policymakers, this book stresses the need for countries to depend more on news managers and information processors at all levels of government--local, national, and international. This book will be important reading for both academics and professionals in communication, media studies, and journalism, politics, and Middle East studies. Reporting a Revolution studies the patterns of selection and presentation of news relating to the Iranian Revolution in newspapers of two culturally and geographically distant countries--India and the United States. The study has been conducted in the light of the great debate on the New International Information and Communication Order (NIICO). It pays due attention to the influence of the foreign policies of the two countries on the inclusion and omission about a revolution of long-lasting international importance. "The author has succeeded in scientifically handling a tough subject and presenting unchallengable conclusions. . . . An excellent contribution in the area of communication research in general and international communication in particular." --Communicator "What is impressive about this book is its relevance to a much broader and more important subject--the debate on the New International Information and Communication Order (NIICO). Further, the comparative data presented make the book an especially important contribution to research on international communication in general and on news media and foreign policy in particular. . . . This book provides what it promises: a well-thought-out, well researched, and well-documented evaluation. . . . A welcome and valuable contribution to the literature." --Journal of Communication "A valuable study. . .useful for insights into the application of content analysis methodology." --International Journal
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News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe

In M. Semati (Ed.), Media, culture, and society in Iran: Living with globalization and the Islamic state (pp. 94–110). London, England: Routledge. Bahrampour, T. (2011). Iranian daily show, meet “The Daily Show.” Washington Post.

Author: Geoffrey Baym

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135751647

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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In recent years, the US fake news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a surprisingly important source of information, conversation, and commentary about public affairs. Perhaps more surprisingly, so-called 'fake news' is now a truly global phenomenon, with various forms of news parody and political satire programming appearing throughout the world. This collection of innovative chapters takes a close and critical look at global news parody from a wide range of countries including the USA and the UK, Italy and France, Hungary and Romania, Israel and Palestine, Iran and India, Australia, Germany, and Denmark. Traversing a range of national cultures, political systems, and programming forms, News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe offers insight into the central and perhaps controversial role that news parody has come to play in the world, and explores the multiple forces that enable and constrain its performance. It will help readers to better understand the intersections of journalism, politics, and comedy as they take shape across the globe in a variety of political and media systems. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Popular Communication.
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Representation recognition and respect in world politics

46 Alireza Anushiravani and Kavoos Hassanli, 'Trends in contemporary Persian poetry', in Media, Culture and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State, ed. Mehdi Semati (London: Routledge, 2007), p. 157.

Author: Constance Duncombe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526124937

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This timely book explains how recognition and misrecognition have the power to fuel conflict and to initiate reconciliation. Constance Duncombe presents a detailed conceptual and empirical investigation of one of the most significant flashpoints in global politics: the fraught bilateral relations between the US and Iran. Duncombe uses this relationship to explore the importance of representation in shaping the identity of a state, as well as how it is recognised by others on the world stage. In 2015, Iran and the US reached an agreement on the framework for a long-term deal that allows Iran limited nuclear technological capacity in exchange for the lifting of debilitating economic sanctions. In light of decades of animosity between Iran and the US, which previously thwarted attempts on both sides to reach an amicable agreement, this book asks how we can best explain the initial success of this deal given the Trump administration’s 2018 US withdrawal from the agreement.
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Cultural Revolution in Iran

Contemporary Popular Culture in the Islamic Republic Annabelle Sreberny, Massoumeh Torfeh. Rahimi, B (2008) 'The politics of the internet in Iran' in Semati, M (ed.) Media, Culture and Society in Iran. Living with Globalization and the ...

Author: Annabelle Sreberny

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857734402

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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The Islamic Republic of Iran is several decades into its existence and the values and legacy of the Revolution upon which it was founded continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for everyday Iranian life. Despite a powerful system of surveillance and control, an extremely lively cultural milieu exists in the country, utilising many different forms of expression, including film, theatre, music and dance. Cultural Revolution in Iran examines the diverse areas of social and cultural innovation that are driving change and progress, both negotiating and resisting government policies and censorship. While religious conservatism remains the creed of the establishment, this volume uncovers a hidden world of new technologies, social media and entertainment that speaks both to women seeking a greater public role and to a restless younger generation that organises and engages with global trends online. In this volume, Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh highlight the huge range of cultural activities which allow Iranians to express themselves, voice their coded opinions in between the 'red lines' of censorship and even engage in social and civil disobedience. From film to rock music and from painting to video games, there is a vast array of cultural expression and dissent that often eludes the international observer. For example, film production in Iran is highThe Islamic Republic of Iran is several decades into its existence and the values and legacy of the Revolution upon which it was founded continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for everyday Iranian life. Despite a powerful system of surveillance and control, an extremely lively cultural milieu exists in the country, utilising many different forms of expression, including film, theatre, music and dance. Cultural Revolution in Iran examines the diverse areas of social and cultural innovation that are driving change and progress, both negotiating and resisting government policies and censorship. While religious conservatism remains the creed of the establishment, this volume uncovers a hidden world of new technologies, social media and entertainment that speaks both to women seeking a greater public role and to a restless younger generation that organises and engages with global trends online. In this volume, Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh highlight the huge range of cultural activities which allow Iranians to express themselves, voice their coded opinions in between the 'red lines' of censorship and even engage in social and civil disobedience. From film to rock music and from painting to video games, there is a vast array of cultural expression and dissent that often eludes the international observer. For example, film production in Iran is high and women directors, such as Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Samira Makhmalbaf and Manijeh Hekmat, have come to the fore, making both popular but also prize-winning films. In addition to this, there is a vibrant music scene in Iran where many performances occur literally 'underground', in private basements, as illegal activity. Sometimes an audience has to wait patiently in the auditorium for the start of a public performance – for example, to hear Morteza Shafiei conducting the Isfahan Symphony Orchestra – whilst the organisers debate with the authorities as to whether the performance can go ahead or not. It is these activities and modes of communication and expression that are central to this volume, making Cultural Revolution in Iran essential for those researching the modern Iranian state as well as those looking at everyday life and popular culture under authoritarian governments and women directors, such as Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Samira Makhmalbaf and Manijeh Hekmat, have come to the fore, making both popular but also prize-winning films. In addition to this, there is a vibrant music scene in Iran where many performances occur literally 'underground', in private basements, as illegal activity. Sometimes an audience has to wait patiently in the auditorium for the start of a public performance – for example, to hear Morteza Shafiei conducting the Isfahan Symphony Orchestra – whilst the organisers debate with the authorities as to whether the performance can go ahead or not. It is these activities and modes of communication and expression that are central to this volume, making Cultural Revolution in Iran essential for those researching the modern Iranian state as well as those looking at everyday life and popular culture under authoritarian governments
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Iranian Culture

... Hedayat His work and his wondrous world Edited by Homa Katouzian 3 Iran in the 21st Century Politics, economics and conflict Edited by Homa Katouzian and Hossein Shahidi 4 Media, Culture and Society in Iran Living with globalization ...

Author: Nasrin Rahimieh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317429357

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Throughout modern Iranian history, culture has served as a means of imposing unity and cohesion onto society. The Pahlavi monarchs used it to project an image of Iran as an ancient civilisation, re-emerging as an equal to Western nations, while the revolutionaries deployed it to remake the country into an Islamic nation. Just as Iranian culture has been continually re-interpreted, the representations and avocations of Iranian identity vary amongst Iranians across the world. Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity demonstrates these fissures and the incompatibilities that refuse to be written out of national culture, analysing works of literature, popular music, graphic art and film, as well as oral narratives. Using works produced before and after the 1979 revolution, created both inside and outside of Iran, this study reveals neglected complexities and contradictions in the field of Iranian cultural production. It considers how contested claims to culture, whether they originated in Iran or the Iranian diaspora, shape our understanding of this culture and what spaces they create for new articulations of it, and in doing so offers an important re-examination of our collective concept of culture. This book would be an excellent resource for students and scholars of Middle East Studies and Iranian Studies, specifically Iranian culture including film and contemporary literature and the Iranian diaspora.
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Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media

When the government recently celebrated the launch of the first Iranianmade communication satellite, cell phones were ... In M. Semati (Ed.), Media, culture, and society in Iran: Living with globalization and the Islamic state (pp.

Author: John D. H. Downing

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926887

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Engaging all communication media this one-volume encyclopedia includes around 250 essays on the varied experiences of social movement media internationally in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

13 That Internet penetration rate in Iran is reported by Internet World Stats to be at 68.5% (see http://www. ... In: M. Semati, ed., Media, Culture and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State.

Author: Howard Tumber

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317215134

Category: Social Science

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The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights. The Companion is the first collection to bring together two distinct ways of thinking about human rights and media, including scholarship that examines media as a human right alongside that which looks at media coverage of human rights issues. This international collection of 49 newly written pieces thus provides a unique overview of current research in the field, while also providing historical context to help students and scholars appreciate how such developments depart from past practices. The volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, and the role of media organisations and journalistic work. It is organised thematically in five parts: Communication, Expression and Human Rights Media Performance and Human Rights: Political Processes Media Performance and Human Rights: News and Journalism Digital Activism, Witnessing and Human Rights Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social and Political. Individual essays cover an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information and children’s rights in the digital age. With contributions from both leading scholars and emerging scholars, the Companion offers an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights provides a comprehensive introduction to the current field useful for both students and researchers, and defines the agenda for future research.
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Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran

... Iranian Identity Edited by Homa Katouzian Resilience of a cultural heritage Fereshteh Davaran Iran in the 21st Century Politics, economics and conflict Edited by Homa Katouzian and Hossein Shahidi Media, Culture and Society in Iran ...

Author: Pamela Karimi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415781831

Category: History

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"Exploring the process of Iran's modernization through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Pamela Karimi demonstrates the extent to which the Iranian house has served as the place of encounter with the "other" and of reconsideration of the nation as "home." Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran examines the interplay between native aspirations, foreign influences, gender roles, consumer culture and women's education as they intersect with taste, fashion, domestic architecture and interior design in modern Iran. Throughout, ideas of consumer culture and gender are at its core, but other important socio-political subjects are examined in order to view Iran's modernization through the prism of its people's private lives. Presenting a new perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution, re-read vis-a-vis the opinions of Shiite religious scholars, the Left, and the revolutionary elites, this book demonstrates how Iranians have contested the public-private dichotomy as manifested in the Islamic Republic's texts, images, and actual physical spaces"--
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