The Paradox of Modernity
By (author) Gholam Khiabany
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Iranian Media by Gholam Khiabany
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780415962896
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The protests unleashed by Iran's disputed presidential election in June 2009 brought the Islamic Republic's vigorous cyber culture to the world's attention. This title offers both a reading of Iranian politics and a conceptual framework for understanding the politics of the internet, with implications for the wider Middle East, China and beyond.
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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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