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Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity

Ramin Jahanbegloo
Price: $ 26.95

The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity crisis that touches Islamic ideological heights and reaches down to the very ground of Islamic practice. The contributors to this collection, experts on Iranian cultural and political history, analyze the "fragmented self" of today's Iranian, refracted through that country's institutions, market forces, and modern thought. Each essay both deepens our understanding of contemporary Iran and adds to the broader discussion of the relationship between Islam and the West.

List of Contributors
Roksana Bahramitash, Sohrab Behdad, Jamsheed Behnam, Hamid Dabashi, Nader Hashemi, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Mazyar Lotfalian, Monica M. Ringer, Ahmad Sadri, Sussan Siavoshi, Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, Majid Tehranian, and Farzin Vahdat

About the Editor
Ramin Jahanbegloo is Head of the Department for Contemporary Thought at the Cultural Research Bureau, Iran, and Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, London.

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