Iranian Media by Gholam Khiabany
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Iranian Media
By Gholam Khiabany

Iranian Media

The Paradox of Modernity

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Iranian Media by Gholam Khiabany

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The post-revolutionary state in Iran has tried to amalgamate 'Sharia with electricity' and modernity with what it considers as 'Islam'. While sympathetic to private capital, through quasi anti-capitalist politics, the state began to restrict market-relations, confiscate major assets of sections of the Iranian bourgeoisie, and nationalize major aspects of Iran's industry, including its communications system. Since the end of war with Iraq and the start of the process of 'reconstruction', market-driven development and economic policies have been key aims of the state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415962896
ISBN-10: 0415962897
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gholam Khiabany

Gholam Khiabany teaches in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, and is the author (with Annabelle Sreberny) of Blogestan: The Internet and Politics in Iran.

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