Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1567207405
  • ISBN-13: 9781567207408
  • DDC: 955.05
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 543 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Coverage of the Islamic Republic here falls into the general categories of history, politics, economics, society and culture. The most significant aspects of the life in Iran since the revolution-the era of the Islamic Republic so far-are stressed. The wide range of entries shows the richness and complexity of Iranian society, its multiple and varied facets, its expressions and outward manifestations, and its nuanced responses to political repression, instability, war, pervasive crisis and the chronic tension between modernity and tradition. Some of the entries designed to highlight these important phenomena revolve around the country's ethnic mosaic, the social role and position of women, veiling, the educational system, sports, intellectuals, the arts and artistic expression, literature, poetry, cuisine, healthcare, and the family. Other entries range from regionalism and urban development to the petroleum industry, agriculture, the banking system, issues of wealth and poverty, class structure and economic mobility, and the private sector. In a number of significant areas economic, social and cultural phenomena intersect. These intersections are reflected in entries on broadcasting and communications technology, the Internet, public relations, electronic and print media, and family planning and healthcare.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
A Note on Transliteration.
1: Agriculture.
2: Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud, Presidency of.
3: Arabs of Iran and Khuzestan.
4: Architecture.
5: Armed and Security Forces.
6: Art.
7: Art, Diaspora.
8: Art, Visual.
9: Art Exhibitions.
10: Assembly of Experts.
11: Authoritarianism.
12: Azeri Turks and Azerbaijan.
13: Bahais.
14: Baluchis and Baluchistan.
15: Banisadr, Abolhassan (1933-).
16: Banking, Islamic.
17: Bazargan, Mehdi (1907-1995).
18: Broadcasting.
19: Broadcasting, Historical Evolution of.
20: Carpets.
21: Caspian Sea Regimes.
22: China-Iran Relations.
23: Cinema.
24: Civil Society.
25: Class System and Social Stratification.
26: Constitution.
27: Criminal Justice System.
28: Cuisine.
29: Ebadi, Shirin (1947-).
30: Economy, Empirical Assessment of.
31: Economy, Historical Background of.
32: Economy, Informal Sector.
33: Economy, Private Sector.
34: Economy, Structural Analysis of.
35: Educational System.
36: Elections.
37: Ethnic Groups.
38: Europe-Iran Relations.
39: Family Planning.
40: Foreign Direct Investment.
41: Gilakis and Gilan.
42: Globalization, Economic Analysis of.
43: Health Care.
44: Human Rights.
45: Industrial Development.
46: Intellectuals.
47: International Organizations.
48: Internet.
49: Iran-Iraq War.
50: Jewish Community.
51: Judiciary.
52: Khamenei (Khamene'i), Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini (1939-).
53: Khatami, Seyed Mohammad (1943-).
54: Khomeini, Ruhollah (1902-1989).
55: Kurds.