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Imagining Iran : the tragedy of subaltern nationalism

Author: Majid Sharifi
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thematically, this book problematizes Iranian official nationalism. It reviews how every modern Iranian regime since the constitutional revolution of the 1905-06 has failed to legitimize its official identity, resulting in the fall of five different regimes. The book details how the collapse of each regime resulted in the interruption of the official meaning of being Iranian, as well as the meanings of its enemies.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Majid Sharifi
ISBN: 9780739179444 0739179446 9780739186398 0739186396
OCLC Number: 849801320
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2014.
Description: xiii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contested Iranianness --
The emergence of modern Iranian nationalism --
Subaltern developmentalism : Reza Shah's reign (1921-1941) --
Imperial interventions (1941 and 1953) --
Formation of a hegemonic national opposition (1953-1978) --
The Islamic Republic : the creation of an Islamic Iranian subject --
Consolidation of the state power but crisis in national identity --
Islamic nationalism redefined --
Official nationalism in practice : seduction of othering --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Majid Sharifi.

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The thematic focus of this book is the tragic yet inevitable effects of subaltern nationalism. The book covers the systemic challenges that all modern Iranian regimes have faced in establishing a  Read more...

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This expansive book seeks to explain why different Iranian regimes that came to power after the 1905-06 constitutional revolution have unsuccessfully sought to define 'Iranianness.' Sharifi explains Read more...

 
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