Journalism in Iran

From Mission to Profession
Author: Hossein Shahidi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113409390X
Category: History
Page: 188
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Focusing on newspapers, radio and television, this book provides the first systematic investigation of the development of journalism in Iran following the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Revolution.

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History


Author: Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199732159
Category: History
Page: 414
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This handbook is a guide to Iran's complex history. The book emphasizes the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past.

Die Vernetzung der Welt

Ein Blick in unsere Zukunft
Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644030618
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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Welche Konsequenzen wird es haben, wenn in Zukunft die überwiegende Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung online ist? Wenn Informationstechnologien so allgegenwärtig sind wie Elektrizität? Was bedeutet das für die Politik, die Wirtschaft – und für uns selbst? Diese Fragen beantwortet ein außergewöhnliches Autorenduo: Eric Schmidt, der Mann, der Google zu einem Weltunternehmen gemacht hat, und Jared Cohen, ehemaliger Berater von Hillary Clinton und Condoleezza Rice und jetzt Chef von Googles Denkfabrik. In diesem aufregenden Buch führen sie uns die Chancen und Gefahren jener eng vernetzten Welt vor Augen, die die meisten von uns noch erleben werden. Es ist die sehr konkrete Vision einer Zukunft, die bereits begonnen hat. Und ein engagiertes Plädoyer dafür, sie jetzt zu gestalten – weil Technologie der leitenden Hand des Menschen bedarf, um Positives zu bewirken.

Indo-Iranian Studies (Rle Iran A)


Author: Various
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415609747
Category: Reference
Page: 312
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Throughout his life the Shams-ul-Ullema devoted himself to advancing the Zoroastrian Faith, not only as a priest and teacher, but also as a writer. This volume of papers is authored by an international group of scholars and covers the history, philosophy, literature and language of Persia and the Indo-Iranians.

Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren

Roman
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462308645
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Der neue Roman von Gabriel García MárquezIn Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren erzählt Gabriel García Márquez eine Geschichte über die Liebe, das Alter und den Sinn des Lebens: Zu seinem 90. Geburtstag schenkt sich ein alter Mann, der sein Leben lang nur käufliche Liebe gekannt hat, in einem Bordell eine Nacht mit einer Jungfrau. In dieser Nacht, der noch viele folgen sollten, betrachtet er verzaubert die schlafende Schöne und empfindet zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben Liebe. Frauen haben im Leben des alten Journalisten immer eine Rolle gespielt – seine schöne und gebildete Mutter, die ihm die klassische Musik und die Literatur nahe brachte; seine aufreizende Verlobte, die er sitzen ließ; all die vielen Huren, die er mehr nach dem Preis als nach ihren Reizen wählte, und schließlich Rosa Cabarcas, eine mit allen Wassern gewaschene Puffmutter, die ihm in der Nacht seines 90. Geburtstags Delgadina zuführt. Dieses von Rosa Cabarcas in Tiefschlaf versetzte schöne Mädchen löst in dem alten einsamen Mann, der mit dem Leben schon fast abgeschlossen hat, nie zuvor erfahrene Gefühle aus. Immer wieder zieht es ihn zu Delgadina, doch er weckt sie nie. Die Schlafende bringt ihn dazu, sich selbst besser zu verstehen; sie treibt den Liebenden in rasende Eifersucht und inspiriert den Journalisten zu hinreißenden Liebeselogen in der Lokalzeitung. Nach einem Jahr ist er ein anderer Mensch. Ein Roman voller Melancholie und Humor, voller Klugheit und Zärtlichkeit. Ein großes Thema der Weltliteratur, der alte Mann und das Mädchen, wird von García Márquez auf meisterhafte Weise karibisch variiert. Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren ist eine Hommage an den japanischen Nobelpreisträger Yasunari Kawabata und seinen Roman Die schlafenden Schönen. Von Gabriel García Márquez erschien zuletzt vor zwei Jahren Leben, um davon zu erzählen, der erste Teil seiner Erinnerungen.

Women, Religion and Culture in Iran


Author: Sarah Ansari,Vanessa Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317793404
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
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Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 4

The Globalizing Era, 1984–2010
Author: Hamid Naficy
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348780
Category: History
Page: 664
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In the fourth and final volume of A History of Iranian Cinema, Hamid Naficy looks at the extraordinary efflorescence in Iranian film and other visual media since the Islamic Revolution.

Geständnisse eines Küchenchefs

Was Sie über Restaurants nie wissen wollten
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641106206
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Montags keine Meeresfrüchte! Das ist noch eine der harmloseren Gefahren, auf die Anthony Bourdain in seinen gnadenlosen, abgründig witzigen Memoiren hinweist. Von der Strandkneipe bis zum Nobelrestaurant hat er alles durchlebt, was diese wahrhaft heiße Szene zu bieten hat. Ein unvergesslicher Blick hinter die Küchentür und eine abenteuerliche Reise in die dunklen Gefilde der kulinarischen Welt.

Revolutionary Iran

A History of the Islamic Republic
Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 184614292X
Category: History
Page: 528
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A major new and definitive work by the author of Iran: Empire of the Mind Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Tehran in February 1979 was a key moment in post-War international politics. A large, well-populated and wealthy state suddenly committed itself to a quite new path: a revolution based on the supremacy of Islam and contempt for both superpowers. For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would somehow just disappear as a problem. But with Iran's continuing commitment to a nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, this is unlikely any time soon. The slow demise of the 2009 'Green Revolution' shows that Revolutionary Iran's institutions are still formidable. About the author: Michael Axworthy's Iran: Empire of the Mind established him as one of the world's principal experts on this extraordinary country and in his new book, Revolutionary Iran, he has written the definitive history of this subject, one which takes full account of Iran's unique history and makes sense of events often misunderstood by outsiders. Reviews: 'Balances scholarly precision with narrative flair ... Axworthy does the best job so far of describing the Iran-Iraq war ... He revisits, and convincingly reinterprets, defining moments of the Islamic republic ... [with] scholarly rigour and first-class analysis. Anyone interested in this most complex of revolutions would do well to read [this book]' Economist 'An impressive exploration of Iran's development since 1979 into an unpredictable pseudo-democracy ... [a] calm and literate portrait of the Islamic Republic' Guardian 'If you were to read only one book on present-day Iran you could not do better than this ... Axworthy revokes the sound and fury of the revolution itself' Ervand Abrahamian, Times Higher Education 'Packed with gobbets of information and policy advice on how to deal with Iran' Telegraph '[A] meticulously fair and scholarly work ... passages from Iranian authors little known in the west as well as references to both popular and arthouse cinema bring depth [and] richness ... moving and vivid ... a very fine work that deserves to be read by anyone interested in the Middle East' Jason Burke, Observer 'Axworthy is a true Iranophile, learned in history and literature ancient and modern ... [A] subtle, lucid, and well-proportioned history ... his method casts theocracy in a refreshingly cold light, and embosses the Islamic Republic's well-established subordination of faith to power' Spectator

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

Gender and the Seductions of Islamism
Author: Janet Afary,Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226007878
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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In 1978, as the protests against the Shah of Iran reached their zenith, philosopher Michel Foucault was working as a special correspondent for Corriere della Sera and le Nouvel Observateur. During his little-known stint as a journalist, Foucault traveled to Iran, met with leaders like Ayatollah Khomeini, and wrote a series of articles on the revolution. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution is the first book-length analysis of these essays on Iran, the majority of which have never before appeared in English. Accompanying the analysis are annotated translations of the Iran writings in their entirety and the at times blistering responses from such contemporaneous critics as Middle East scholar Maxime Rodinson as well as comments on the revolution by feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. In this important and controversial account, Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson illuminate Foucault's support of the Islamist movement. They also show how Foucault's experiences in Iran contributed to a turning point in his thought, influencing his ideas on the Enlightenment, homosexuality, and his search for political spirituality. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution informs current discussion on the divisions that have reemerged among Western intellectuals over the response to radical Islamism after September 11. Foucault's provocative writings are thus essential for understanding the history and the future of the West's relationship with Iran and, more generally, to political Islam. In their examination of these journalistic pieces, Afary and Anderson offer a surprising glimpse into the mind of a celebrated thinker.

Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.

Women and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Action and Reaction
Author: Sanam Vakil
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441105166
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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Women and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran looks at the rise and role of female activism in Iran since the 1979 Revolution. Since 1979 women have played a decisive role in elections and assumed political posts. This study assesses this role as well as the impact of domestic and international policies on women's activism, highlighting the contradictions between politics and religion within the Islamic Republic. It also seeks to evaluate political and economic developments and the transformations in civil society, including the development of a gender conscious society. Women and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran features original research by Sanam Vakil, an Iranian-American scholar, who conducted interviews with women activists, politicians, journalists, clerics and students in Iran, Europe and the U.S. and used primary sources to specifically links women's activism to the domestic political changes in Iran. The book will be an essential resource for anyone studying Iranian politics and seeking to understand better the internal political and social dynamics in Iran and the critical role that women play.

The U.S. Press and Iran

Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference
Author: William A. Dorman,Mansour Farhang
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520064720
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 300
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No one seriously interested in the character of public knowledge and the quality of debate over American alliances can afford to ignore the complex link between press and policy and the ways in which mainstream journalism in the U.S. portrays a Third World ally. The case of Iran offers a particularly rich view of these dynamics and suggests that the press is far from fulfilling the watchdog role assigned it in democratic theory and popular imagination.

Das Haus an der Moschee


Author: Kader Abdolah
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843716765
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Ein altes Haus in Senedjan. Seit 800 Jahren wohnt hier die Familie des Teppichhändlers Agha Djan. Unter seiner Obhut leben die Menschen in einträchtiger Harmonie – bis die von Teheran und den Aufständen gegen das korrupte Regime des Schahs ausgehende Unruhe auch sie erreicht. In seinem neuen Roman breitet Kader Abdolah das zutiefst menschliche Schicksal einer iranischen Großfamilie wie ein bunt schillerndes Geschichtengewebe vor uns aus.

Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran

The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist
Author: Kamran Talattof
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651392
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
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In Iran, since the mid–nineteenth century, one issue has been a common concern: how should Iran become modern? More than a century of struggle for or against modernity has constituted much of the social, political, and cultural history of the country. In the decades since the 1979 Revolution, the question has become even more critical. In Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran, Talattof finds that the process of modernity never truly unfolded, due in large part to Iran’s reluctance to embrace the seminal subjects of gender and sexuality. Talattof’s approach reflects a unique look at modernity as not only advances in industry and economy but also advances toward an open, intellectual discourse on sexuality. Exploring the life and times of Shahrzad, a dancer, actress, filmmaker, and poet, Talattof illuminates the country’s struggle with modernity and the ideological, traditional, and religious resistance against it. Born in 1946, she performed in several theater productions, became an acclaimed film star in the 1970s, and pursued a career as a journalist and poet. Following the revolution, she was imprisoned and eventually became homeless on the streets of Tehran. Her success and eventual decline as a female artist and entertainer illustrate the conflict between modernity and tradition and Iran’s failure to embrace an overt expression of sexuality. Talattof also profiles several other female artists of the 1970s, analyzing their lives and work as windows through which to examine what Iranian culture allowed and what it repudiated.

Reconstructed Lives

Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution
Author: Haleh Esfandiari
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
ISBN: 9780801856198
Category: History
Page: 234
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The Islamic revolution of 1979 transformed all areas of Iranian life. For women, the consequences were extensive and profound, as the state set out to reverse legal and social rights women had won and to dictate many aspects of women's lives, including what they could study and how they must dress and relate to men. Reconstructed Lives presents Iranian women telling in their own words what the revolution attempted and how they responded. Through a series of interviews with professional and working women in Iran—doctors, lawyers, writers, professors, secretaries, businesswomen—Haleh Esfandiari gathers dramatic accounts of what has happened to their lives as women in an Islamic society. She and her informants describe the strategies by which women try to and sometimes succeed in subverting the state's agenda. Esfandiari also provides historical background on the women's movement in Iran. She finds evidence in Iran's experience that even women from "traditional" and working classes do not easily surrender rights or access they have gained to education, career opportunities, and a public role.

Al-Ḥīra

Eine arabische Kulturmetropole im spätantiken Kontext
Author: Isabel Toral-Niehoff
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004260242
Category: History
Page: 270
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In al-Ḥīra. Eine arabische Kulturmetropole im spätantiken Kontext, Isabel Toral-Niehoff draws a vivid portrait of this multicultural Late Antique Arab city located in the frontier zone between Byzantium and Iran and emphasizes its significance for Arab culture and early Islam. - In al-Ḥīra. Eine arabische Kulturmetropole im spätantiken Kontext zeichnet Isabel Toral-Niehoff ein lebendiges Porträt dieser spätantiken multikulturellen arabischen Stadt im Grenzraum zwischen Byzanz und Iran und unterstreicht deren Bedeutung für den Frühislam und die arabische Kulturgeschichte.

We Are Iran

The Persian Blogs
Author: Nasrin Alavi
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1933368055
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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There are now 64,000 blogs in Farsi, and Nasrin Alavi has painstakingly reviewed them all, weaving the most powerful and provocative into a striking picture of the flowering of dissent in Iran.