Stephen C. Poulson investigates cycles of social protest in Iran from 1890 to the present era. This work covers the following social movements: the 1890-92 Tobacco Movement; the 1906-09 Constitutional Revolution; two post-World War II movements, the Tudeh (Masses) and the National Front; the 1963 Qom Protest; and the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution. Poulson shows how various Iranian political actors have framed their dissent, drawing on both regional and Western-influenced modes of protest to achieve their ends.
Stephen C. Poulson is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at James Madison University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Foundations of Social Movement Theory Part 3 Part I: Culture, Social Structure, and Unifying Narratives in Twentieth Century Iran Chapter 4 Culture and Anchoring Social Movement Narratives in Islamic History Chapter 5 Culture and Traditional Forms of Symbolic Protest in Iranian History Chapter 6 Social Structure: Relations Between the Religious Elite, the Bazaar, the State, and the Crowd in Iran Chapter 7 Social Structure: British and Russian Intervention in Iran Part 8 Part II: Cycles of Protest and the Negotiation of Movement Frames in Twentieth Century Iran Chapter 9 The Tobacco Movement (1890-1892) Chapter 10 The Constitutional Revolution (1906-1909) Chapter 11 Post World War II Nationalist Movements: The Tudeh and the National Front (1944-1953) Chapter 12 Ideology and Movement Frames of the Iranian Religious Revival (1962-1978) Chapter 13 Post-Revolutionary Movements in Modern Iran Chapter 14 A Century of Social Movements in Iran