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Foucault and the Iranian Revolution : gender and the seductions of Islamism

Author: Janet Afary; Kevin Anderson; Michel Foucault
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
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In 1978 the philosopher Michel Foucault did a stint as a foreign correspondent in Iran. This volume studies the articles that resulted from his observations and meetings with leading figures in the Iranian Revolution, including Ayatollah Khomeini, together with responses from his contemporaries.
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Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Afary; Kevin Anderson; Michel Foucault
ISBN: 0226007855 9780226007854 0226007863 9780226007861
OCLC Number: 56825352
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foucault's discourse on pinnacles and pitfalls. The paradoxical world of Foucault : the modern and the traditional social orders --
Processions, passion plays, and rites of penance : Foucault, Shiʻism, and early Christian Rituals --
Foucault's writings on the Iranian Revolution and after. The visits to Iran and the controversies with "Atoussa H." and Maxime Rodinson --
Debating the outcome of the revolution, especially on women's rights --
Foucault, gender, and male homosexualities in Mediterranean and Muslim Societies --
Epilogue : from the Iranian Revolution to September 11, 2001 --
Appendix : Foucault and his critics, an annotated translation.
Responsibility: Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson.
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In 1978 the philosopher Michel Foucault did a stint as a foreign correspondent in Iran. This volume studies the articles that resulted from his observations and meetings with leading figures in the Iranian Revolution, including Ayatollah Khomeini, together with responses from his contemporaries.

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