Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity (Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory)

Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity (Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory)

By: Ramin Jahanbegloo (editor)Paperback

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The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity crisis that touches Islamic ideological heights and reaches down to the very ground of Islamic practice. The contributors to this collection, experts on Iranian cultural and political history, analyze the 'fragmented self' of today's Iranian, refracted through that country's institutions, market forces, and modern thought. Each essay both deepens our understanding of contemporary Iran and adds to the broader discussion of the relationship between Islam and the West.

About Author

Ramin Jahanbegloo is head of the Department for Contemporary Thought at the Cultural Research Bureau, Iran, and assistant professor at Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, London.


Part 1 Thinking Modernity Chapter 2 Iranian Society, Modernity, and Globalization Chapter 3 Keywords in Islamic Critiques of Technoscience: Iranian Postrevolutionary Interpretations Chapter 4 The Relevance of John Locke to Social Change in the Muslim World: A Comparison with Iran Part 5 Theology and Modernity Chapter 6 Negotiating Modernity: Ulama and the Discourse of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Iran Chapter 7 Mehdi Haeri Yazdi and the Discourse of Modernity Chapter 8 Utopia of Assassins: Navvab Safavi and the Fada'ian-e Eslam in the Prerevolutionary Iran Part 9 Intellectual Discourses of Modernity Chapter 10 Blindness and Insight: The Predicament of a Muslim Intellectual Chapter 11 The Varieties of Religious Reform: Public Intelligentsia in Iran Chapter 12 The Homeless Texts of Persianate Modernity Part 13 Modernization, Gender, and Political Culture Chapter 14 Women's Employment in Iran: Modernization and Islamization Chapter 15 "Islamist" Women Activists: Allies or Enemies? Chapter 16 Power and Purity: Iranian Political Culture, Communication, and Identity

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  • ISBN13: 9780739105306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780739105306
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0739105302

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