Iranian Media: The Paradox of Modernity

Khiabany, Gholam. 2009. Iranian Media: The Paradox of Modernity. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-96289-6 [Book]

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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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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Research Office > REF2014
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre


August 2009

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23 Oct 2013 13:14

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27 Feb 2019 12:18


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