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Gene R. Garthwaite, Ervand Abrahamian. Iran between Two Revolutions. Princeton Studies on the Near East. Iran Between Two Revolutions Princeton Studies On The Near East Princeton: Princeton University Press.
This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. The deadline for applications is on Tuesday 1 October You will be informed of the outcome by on Wednesday 2 October The course explores the role of popular politics in the making of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.Professor Abrahamian focuses on the class and ethnic roots of the major radical movements in the modem era, particularly the constitutional movement of the s, the communist Tudeh party of the s, the nationalist struggle of the early s, and the Islamic upsurgence of the s. In this examination of the social bases of Iranian politics, Professor Abrahamian draws on archives of the British Foreign Office and India Office that have only recently been opened; newspaper, memoirs, and biographies published in Tehran between and ; proceedings of the Iranian Majles and Senate; interviews with retired and active politicians; and pamphlets, books, and periodicals distributed by exiled groups in Europe and North America in the period between and Professor Abrahamian explores the impact of socio-economic change on the political structure, especially under the reigns of Reza Shah and Muhammad Reza Shah, and throws fresh light on the significance of the Tudeh party and the failure of the Shah's regime from to Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. Emphasizing the interaction between political organizations and social forces, Ervand Abrahamian discusses Iranian society and politics during the period between the Constitutional Revolution of and the Islamic Revolution of Presented here is a study of the emergence of horizontal divisions, or socio-economic classes, in a country with strong vertical divisions based on ethnicity, religious ideology, and regional particularism.
The primary focus is on the Arab world but reference is also made to Iran, Israel and Turkey. We study the origins, course and consequences of popular protest, social and political movements, uprisings and revolutions in the region. We ask how a wide variety of subaltern social groups have challenged subordination and brought about new social relations.
Our cases are drawn from the early twentieth century to the present. Common topics include the Iranian revolution ofeveryday forms of resistance, the first intifada in the Occupied Palestinian Territoriessocial justice and labour movements, Islamic activism, the Arab uprisings of and the Rojava Revolution.
In order to develop essay skills and obtain feedback outside of formal assessment, students will complete a 2, word formative essay on which they will receive feedback as to overall standard, argument, evidence, structure and style.
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Students will choose one essay from a list of titles. A seminar will also be held as a workshop to assist students prior to the final submission of their 5, word essay. Abrahamian, Ervand. The People Want.
Teacher responsible Prof John Chalcraft. Week 6 of the LT is a reading week. Self-management Team working Problem solving Communication.