Media, Culture and Society in Iran : Living with Globalization and the Islamic State, Hardback Book

Media, Culture and Society in Iran : Living with Globalization and the Islamic State Hardback

Edited by Mehdi (Eastern Illinois University, USA) Semati

Part of the Iranian Studies series

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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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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 9 Halftones, black and white; 14 Tables, black and white; 9 Illustrations, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Interdisciplinary studies
  • ISBN: 9780415772167

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