Iran and the Challenge of Diversity: Islamic Fundamentalism, Aryanist Racism, and Democratic Struggles / Edition 1

Iran and the Challenge of Diversity: Islamic Fundamentalism, Aryanist Racism, and Democratic Struggles / Edition 1

by Alireza Asgharzadeh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403980802

ISBN-13: 9781403980809

Pub. Date: 06/12/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This interrogates the racist construction of Aria and Aryanism in an Iranian context, arguing that these concepts gave the Indo-European speaking Persian ethnic group an advantage over Iran's non-Persian nationalities and communities.  See more details below

Overview

This interrogates the racist construction of Aria and Aryanism in an Iranian context, arguing that these concepts gave the Indo-European speaking Persian ethnic group an advantage over Iran's non-Persian nationalities and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403980809
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/12/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Establishing the Boundaries The Journey between Theory and Practice: Text, Context, and Language Planting the Seeds of Racism: Diversity and the Problematic of Orientalist Historiography The Flourishing of Racist Ideology: From Pahlavi Monarchism to the Islamic Republic Reinforcing Racism: The Dominant Discourse and Praxis Resisting Racism: The Counter-Hegemonic Discourse and Praxis Conclusions: Politics of Assimilation and the Challenge of Diversity

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