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Author Sternfeld, Lior B., 1979- author.

Title Between Iran and Zion : Jewish histories of twentieth-century Iran / Lior B. Sternfeld
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Shifting demographics : the arrival of Ashkenazi and Iraqi Jews -- The Iranian political sphere : shaping a national identity -- Iranian Jews and Israel : from indigenous to state-sponsored Zionism -- Unintended consequences : the lead up to the Iranian Revolution -- Conclusion -- Postscript : toward a new historiography
Summary 'Between Iran and Zion' analyzes the responses of Iranian Jews to the social, political, and cultural developments of the twentieth century. The text examines their integration into the nation-building projects of the 20th century (by the first and second Pahlavi monarchs, and then by the postrevolutionary Islamic Republic); it analyzes their various reactions to Zionism from the early 20th century, through the state years, and until the end of that period; and it analyzes the social and cultural transformations this community underwent in a relatively short period of time, growing from marginal and peripheral community into a prominent and visible one
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 29, 2018)
Subject Jews -- Iran -- Identity -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Iran -- History -- 20th century
Religious minorities -- Iran -- History -- 20th century
Social integration -- Iran -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Middle East / General
Jews -- Identity.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Religious minorities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Social integration.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1941-1979.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018011170
ISBN 1503607178