Beyond the Islamic Revolution
Perceptions of Modernity and Tradition in Iran before and after 1979
Ed. by Sheikhzadegan, Amir / Meier, Astrid
Aims and Scope
The volume contributes to a better understanding of Iranian history since 1953, with a focus on societal change and its reflection in intellectual discourse. The papers explore the attitudes of Iranians toward modernity and tradition before and after the Revolution of 1979. With insights from Oriental studies, history, sociology, literature and social anthropology, the volume offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on the intellectual, political, and social history of Iran.