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Author Sharifi, Majid, 1951- author

Title Imagining Iran : the Tragedy of Subaltern Nationalism
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (375 pages)
Contents Contested Iranianness -- The emergence of modern Iranian nationalism -- Subaltern developmentalism : Reza Shah's reign (1921-1941) -- Imperial interventions (1941 and 1953) -- Formation of a hegemonic national opposition (1953-1978) -- The Islamic Republic : the creation of an Islamic Iranian subject -- Consolidation of the state power but crisis in national identity -- Islamic nationalism redefined -- Official nationalism in practice : seduction of othering -- Conclusion
Summary The thematic focus of this book is the tragic yet inevitable effects of subaltern nationalism. The book covers the systemic challenges that all modern Iranian regimes have faced in establishing a sovereign, developed, democratic, and constitutional nation-state. The book would certainly benefit both scholars and students of international relations, comparative politics, developmental studies, Iranian studies, and those interested in a deeper understanding of the ongoing Middle Eastern security and foreign policy issues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
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Subject Islam and state -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Legitimacy of governments -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739179454 (electronic bk.)
1299817939 (electronic bk.)
9780739179451 (electronic bk.)
9781299817937 (electronic bk.)
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