Who is knowledgeable, is strong : science, class, and the formation of modern Iranian society, 1900-1950 (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Who is knowledgeable, is strong : science, class, and the formation of modern Iranian society, 1900-1950

Author: Cyrus Schayegh
Publisher: Berkeley (Calif.) : Univerity of California Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the state, it  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyrus Schayegh
ISBN: 9780520254473 0520254473
OCLC Number: 690237031
Notes: "The Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint"--Preliminary page.
Description: 1 v. (x-340 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Science and the formation of the Iranian modern middle class, 1900-1950 --
The historical background --
The cultural and discursive dimensions --
The economic dimensions --
Medicalizing modernity : interactions between the biomedical sciences and modernity in Iran, 1900-1950 --
The dangers of modernity : neurology, psychiatry, and the effects of modern technology and a modern economy --
Biopower : hygiene, eugenics, genetics, and Iran's double demographic problem --
The self-reliant personality : psychology, pedagogy, and the problem of willpower --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Introduction.
Science and the formation of the Iranian modern middle class, 1900-1950.
Historical background.
Cultural and discursive dimensions.
Economic dimensions.
Medicalizing modernity : interactions between the biomedical sciences and modernity in Iran, 1900-1950.
Dangers of modernity : neurology, psychiatry, and the effects of modern technology and a modern economy.
Biopower : hygiene, eugenics, genetics, and Iran's double demographic problem.
Self-reliant personality : psychology, pedagogy, and the problem of willpower.
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Cyrus Schayegh.
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"[This book] constitutes a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarly work on modern Iran." -- Fakhreddin Azimi American Historical Review "Schayegh clearly has broken new ground." -- Afshin Read more...

 
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