Acclaimed journalist Robin Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of Iranian society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a movie industry and an independent press. “An ...
Author: Robin Wright
Robin Wright has reported from over 120 countries for many leading news organizations, but her perceptive coverage of Iran has garnered her the most respect and praise among her colleagues. In The Last Great Revolution, Wright meticulously describes the ongoing transformation of society, politics and religion that ranges from the empowerment of women to the blossoming of a movie industry and an independent press. She demonstrates why Iran's Islamic revolution equals the French and Russian revolutions in new ideas and impact, while standing alone as "the last great revolution" of the modern era.
Provides an account of the changes taking place in Iran twenty years after the Islamic revolution, discussing the people and places that make up the country, and looking at the pressing issues in Iranaian life, including religious freedom, ...
Author: Robin B. Wright
Provides an account of the changes taking place in Iran twenty years after the Islamic revolution, discussing the people and places that make up the country, and looking at the pressing issues in Iranaian life, including religious freedom, women's rights, freedom of expression, and others.
Through the powerful storytelling for which the author is famous, Dreams and Shadows ties together the players and events in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, the Gulf states, and the Palestinian territories into a ...
Author: Robin B. Wright
A field report by a renowned regional specialist documents the major crises that have overshadowed the Middle East throughout the past thirty years, offering insight into the decisive events that are unfolding in today's world. 50,000 first printing.
Author: Murad Wilfiied HofmannPublish On: 2017-11-10
The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran Robin B. Wright. New York and Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, 335 pages. Robin Wright's The Last Great Revolution reflects her 27 years of study and observations of Iran's ...
Author: Murad Wilfiied Hofmann
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.
This book challenges these assumptions and constructs a new synthesis of the history of state and religion in Iran from 1796 to the present while challenging existing theories of large-scale political transformation.
Author: B. Moazami
Category: Political Science
Two basic assumptions have shaped understanding of recent Iranian history. One is that Shi'ism is an integral part of Iran's religious and cultural landscape. The other is that the ulama (religious scholars) have always played a crucial role. This book challenges these assumptions and constructs a new synthesis of the history of state and religion in Iran from 1796 to the present while challenging existing theories of large-scale political transformation. Arguing that the 1979 revolution has not ended, Behrooz Moazami relates political and religious transformations in Iran to the larger instability of the Middle East region and concludes that turmoil will continue until a new regional configuration evolves.
It was all about Iran's oil and who gets to control and benefit from it. ... Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran by Elaine Sciolino (New York: Free Press, 2000) and The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran by ...
Author: Terence Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The “astonishing and deeply poignant” (The Washington Post) memoir of one man’s search for a beloved family friend explores the depth of Iranian culture and the sweep of its history, and transcends today’s news headlines to remind us of the humanity that connects us all. Growing up in Tehran in the 1960s, Terence Ward and his brothers were watched over by Hassan, the family’s cook, housekeeper, and cultural guide. After an absence of thirty years and much turmoil in Iran, Ward embarks on a quixotic pilgrimage with his family in search of their lost friend. However, as they set out on this improbable quest with no address or phone number, their only hope lies in their mother’s small black and white photograph taken decades before. Crossing the vast landscape of ancient Persia, Ward interweaves its incredibly rich past, while exploring modern Iran’s deep conflicts with its Arab neighbors and our current administration. Searching for Hassan puts a human face on the long-suffering people of the Middle East with this inspirational story of an American family who came to love and admire Iran and its culture through their deep affection for its people. The journey answers the question, “How far would you go for a friend?” Including a revised preface and epilogue, this new and updated edition continues to demonstrate that Searching for Hassan is as relevant and timely as ever in shaping conversations and ways of thinking about different cultures both in the US and around the world.
158. Robin Wright, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran (New York: Alfred A. Knof, 2000), p. 94. Gheissari and Nasr, Democracy in Iran, p. 132. Mehdi Moslem, Factional Politics in Post-Khomeini Iran (Syracuse: ...
Author: Hamad Albloshi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Political Science
More than three decades have passed since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979. In that time, theories of modern revolution would suggest a retreat from ideological goals, heralding a phase of institutional development. However, Hamad Albloshi argues that Iran is unique: the current rhetoric of conservative Iranian leaders implies the regime has not left its revolutionary stage. Through an examination of the hardline conservative ideology in Iran-personified by the former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad-this book explores how the usual development seen in revolutions from radical discourse to pragmatic rhetoric has not been the case in Iran. Albloshi explores the evolution of the hardline conservatives and their main ideas about the nature of the Iranian regime, their position toward other groups within the system, and their approach to the international community. By doing so, he sheds new light on the group's position in the country and the ideological roots of major shifts that occurred in Iran's internal and external policies in the period between 2005 and 2013.
Author: Maryam Y. Yekta SteiningerPublish On: 2010
Vreeland, Herbert H., Iran: Country Survey Series, New Haven: Human Relations Area Files, 1957. Wright, Robin, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Author: Maryam Y. Yekta Steininger
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: ABD- İlişkiler- İran
This book discusses Iranian culture before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, based on research conducted among American scholars who had lived and worked in Iran. It covers the religion and literature of the Iranian people, their attitudes toward technology, work, family, and authority, and their attitude towards Western culture.
Robin Wright, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran (New York: Vintage Books, 2001), 122. For an overview of Iranian cinema in the postrevolutionary period (since 1979), consult ibid., 117–32; Richard Tapper, ...
Author: Mark A. Sachleben
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Social Science
Increasingly resistant to lessons on international politics, society often turns to television and film to engage the subject. Numerous movies made in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries reflect political themes that were of concern within the popular cultures of their times. For example, Norman Jewison's The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966) portrays the culture of suspicion between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, while several of Alfred Hitchcock's movies as well as the John Wayne film Big Jim McLain (1952) and John Milius's Red Dawn (1984) helped to raise and sustain skepticism about the Soviet Union. World Politics on Screen: Understanding International Relations through Popular Culture uses films and television shows like these as well as contemporary including 24, The Simpsons, South Park, and The Daily Show to guide readers to a deeper understanding of enduring issues in international politics. In this unique and insightful volume, author Mark Sachleben demonstrates that popular culture reflects societal beliefs about the world, and that the messages captured on television and film transcend time and place. Using films such as Secret Ballot (2001), Under the Bombs (2007), and Wall E (2008), he addresses topics such as international relations and diplomacy, the study of war, nuclear weapons, poverty, immigration and emigration, human rights, and genocide. An engaging read for students and for anyone with a general interest in politics and popular culture, World Politics on Screen succeeds in its argument by illuminating unexplored assumptions about international policy.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. Amir Taheri, The Persian Night: Iran Under the Khomeinist Revolution. New York: Encounter Books, 2008. Robin B. Wright, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran.
Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
This book explores the historical and cultural events leading up to and following the Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. Readers will learn about issues surrounding the Iranian Revolution, such as the role of United States policy in fueling the unrest, the impact of the western press on anti-Khomeini sentiment, and parallels to the Green Revolution of 2009-2010. Personal narratives from people impacted by the Revolution, including a British diplomat eyewitness and an arrested Iranian feminist, are featured.