The principal thesis is simple: the shift of the meaning of internal and external "otherness" in different periods according to different figures has formed a discourse by studying which Iranian national identity could be better understood. For Muhammad Reza Shah, for instance, the internal "others" were Musaddeqists, and external others were imperialists, particularly communists.
Defining Iran presents a new and revealing analysis of the way in which Iranian political discourses compete with each other by examining them within the framework of national identity construction. Defining Iran: Politics of Resistance [Shabnam J. Holliday] on giotartsiwell.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Defining Iran presents a new and revealing.
For Al-i Ahmad, Shariati, and Khomeini, the external "other" was the imperialism, and the chief internal enemy was the last shah. The common factor among these five persons is their stress i. More appealing are Holliday's interpretations of Khamene'i and Khatami, derived mostly from their speeches.
For Khamene'i, the external "others" are the United States and Zionism, and Defining Iran: Politics of Resistance. Author: Mehran Mazinani.
Date: Mar. Defining Iran presents a new and revealing analysis of the way in which Iranian political discourses compete with each other by examining them within the framework of national identity construction.
By deconstructing the intellectual roots and development of Iranian national identity, Shabnam Holliday advocates the need to study Iran's heritage and historical experience to understand key shifts and processes in contemporary Iranian politics. Holliday convincingly argues that competing discourses of national identity advocated by political figures from Musaddiq to the current administration demonstrate a politics of resistance to both internal and external forces.
Furthermore, discourses of Iranian national identity exist not in isolation but rather as part of a continuous process construction and reconstruction in Iran's journey of political development; a process manifested so vividly in the revolution of and the fallout from the presidential election. Defining Iran simultaneously furthers our understanding of the conceptualization of national identity both generally and specifically in the case of Iran and political dynamics which shape contemporary Iran.
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