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Since 1967 the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) has been a leading learned society for the advancement of new approaches in the study of Iranian society, history, culture, and literature. The new ISIS Iranian Studies series published by Routledge will provide a venue for the publication of original and innovative scholarly works in all areas of Iranian and Persianate Studies.

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Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeoisie and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran

Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah: The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeoisie and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran

1st Edition

Bianca Devos, Christoph Werner
December 08, 2017

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 ...

Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

1st Edition

Pamela Karimi
December 08, 2017

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 ...

The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics Elites and Shifting Relations

The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics: Elites and Shifting Relations

1st Edition

Bayram Sinkaya
December 06, 2017

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been dubbed the ‘kingmaker’ in recent studies of Iranian politics, precipitating heated debates surrounding the potential militarization of the Iranian regime and giving rise to paradoxical understandings of the IRGC; whether as a military ...

Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution Family and Nation in Fīlmfārsī

Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution: Family and Nation in Fīlmfārsī

1st Edition

Pedram Partovi
June 13, 2017

Critics and academics have generally dismissed the commercial productions of the late Pahlavi era, best known for their songs and melodramatic plots, as shallow, derivative ‘entertainment’. Instead, they have concentrated on the more recent internationally acclaimed art films, claiming that these ...

Iranian Culture Representation and Identity

Iranian Culture: Representation and Identity

1st Edition

Nasrin Rahimieh
June 16, 2017

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 ...

Social Movements in Iran Environmentalism and Civil Society

Social Movements in Iran: Environmentalism and Civil Society

1st Edition

Simin Fadaee
June 16, 2017

Despite the growing significance of social movements worldwide, scholarship on the subject remains largely Western in nature, with studies written primarily by Western scholars and based on the experiences of Western cultures and societies. This book makes an important contribution to the study of ...

Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

1st Edition

Lois Beck
May 24, 2017

Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa’i—a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ...

The True Dream Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text

The True Dream: Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text

1st Edition

Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Sen McGlinn
February 01, 2017

The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as ...

Iran and the Nuclear Question History and Evolutionary Trajectory

Iran and the Nuclear Question: History and Evolutionary Trajectory

1st Edition

Mohammad Homayounvash
September 19, 2016

Spanning over a period of more than five decades since its inception, Iran’s nuclear programme is the most protracted civilian nuclear program in the world and one of the most politicized projects in Iran’s history. 'Iran and the Nuclear Question' offers a historiographical portrait of Iran’s ...

Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhi Building an Ark

Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhi: Building an Ark

1st Edition

Prashant Keshavmurthy
February 01, 2016

Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century C.E. ...

The Thousand and One Borders of Iran Travel and Identity

The Thousand and One Borders of Iran: Travel and Identity

1st Edition

Fariba Adelkhah
September 28, 2015

A country marked by controversy, Iran’s social, cultural and political dynamics are too often reduced to a few misleading clichés. Islamism is widely considered to shape all social relations in Iranian society and, while Iranian society is indeed Islamic, this term’s multiple meanings in everyday ...

Recasting Iranian Modernity International Relations and Social Change

Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change

1st Edition

Kamran Matin
July 23, 2015

Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran’s experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the argument that Eurocentrism can be decisively overcome through a social theory that has ...

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