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Unintended Consequences: The Lead-Up to the Iranian Revolution

Lior B. Sternfeld

in Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606142
eISBN:
9781503607170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606142.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The ultimate success of the nation-building project, led by the Shah, was evident in the decade leading up to the revolution—when the Jewish community in Iran finally achieved its release from ... More


The Urban Provincial Periphery in Iran: Revolution and War in Ramhormoz

Ehsani Kaveh

in Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378481
eISBN:
9780199852345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378481.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter sheds light on some of the developments that have affected provincial Iran since the 1979 revolution. Postrevolution Iran is socially and geographically a far more integrated society ... More


Tehran 1979—Damascus 2011

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This epilogue attempts to answer the following question: Was Adonis's journey from nationalism to Islamism, passing by way of Nasserism, socialism, and extreme leftism, a matter of organic and ... More


The Maryamiyya

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is the first of two devoted to the later history of Schuon’s Sufi order, originally the Alawiyya. This was renamed the Maryamiyya as a consequence of a series of visions during the 1960s ... More


The Long Shadow of the Iranian Revolution

Frederic M. Wehrey

in Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the seminal impact of the Iranian Revolution on Persian Gulf societies in general and on Shi'a–Sunni relations in particular in the post-2003 era. A seismic event in Gulf ... More


The Internationalisms of the Iranian Revolution

Matthew K. Shannon

in Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713132
eISBN:
9781501709708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713132.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion studies the groups of U.S.-trained revolutionaries that returned to Iran to contribute to the overthrow of the shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic.


Ideational Projection after the Iranian Revolution

Lawrence Rubin

in Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790796
eISBN:
9780804792103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790796.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Egyptian and Saudi relations with Iran before and after Islamists came to power in the Iranian revolution. It argues that Egypt and Saudi Arabia perceived Iran's ideational ... More


Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785808
eISBN:
9780804787154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785808.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The CIA was created in 1947 in large part to prevent another Pearl Harbor. On at least four dramatic occasions, the Agency failed at this task: prior to in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the ... More


Revolution, Nostalgia, and Memory in Diasporic Iranian Memoirs

Nima Naghibi

in Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816683826
eISBN:
9781452954400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses the prominent place of the 1979 revolution in these narratives, and argues that the experience of the revolution was both formative and destructive: formative because it ... More


Revolutionary Cinema and the Logic of Reform

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Establishes reform as a cinematic category, the inheritor of revolutionary cinema in certain state-controlled cinemas. It surveys the contentious position of film in revolutionary discourse in Iran ... More


Toy Guns and the Real Dead in Iran

Jamal J. Elias

in Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter follows the pattern of the previous two: it begins with a brief history of education and religion in modern Iran in order to situate the discussion of representations of childhood in the ... More


The Law of the Household: Foucault, Neoliberalism, and the Iranian Revolution

Melinda Cooper

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Cooper argues that Foucault’s engagement with the early phases of the Iranian Revolution sheds a great deal of light on his understanding of neoliberalism as a new normative order of ... More


Homophobia as a Tool of Statecraft: Iran and Its Queers

Katarzyna Korycki and Abouzar Nasirzadeh

in Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter demonstrates how the Iranian state, far from being the pawn of Western machinations, has varied its stance toward homosexuality in pursuit of its objectives—namely modernization, ... More


Thinking the Unthinkable: The Revolutionary Movement in Iran

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

in Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter draws a detailed picture of how the revolutionary movements in Iran began and the contingencies within which it unfolded. It highlights its religious character and shows how that ... More


The Coup That Never Was: January 1979

Hazem Kandil

in The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190239206
eISBN:
9780190239237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239206.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the 1979 Iranian revolution that overthrew the Pahlavi monarchy and Muhammad Reza and enabled Ayatollah Khomeini to assume power. It is widely believed that the Iranian ... More


Translators’ Introduction

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter provides an introduction to Charand-o Parand. In the early years of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1906–11), Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā (1879–1956) published a series of satirical ... More


Checks and Balances: The Realist Version: February 1979 and After

Hazem Kandil

in The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190239206
eISBN:
9780190239237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239206.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the ruling complex that emerged from the Iranian revolution since February 1979, arguing that Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamists were able to establish a remarkably stable ... More


Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book advances a novel reading of Foucault’s writings on the Iranian revolution and further shows how his encounter with the revolution informs his later lectures on ethics, spirituality, and ... More


Miscellaneous Issues

GEORGE H. ALDRICH

in The Jurisprudence of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258056
eISBN:
9780191681776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258056.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter reviews the Decisions by the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal on certain issues. One result of the Iranian Revolution was the abrupt and massive departure from Iran of foreign ... More


Writing the History of the Present

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

in Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter raises the question of how one can write history of the present without preconceived commitments to a universal History. It proposes that thinking about history is only meaningful if ... More


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