HISTORY 397 - Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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The Iranian Revolution of 1979 transformed Iran into a theocracy, put an end to American colonial rule and made political Islam a force to be reckoned with globally. Thirty years later, the custodians of the Islamic Republic have had to contend with a civil rights movement (the Green Movement of 2009) that demanded a government characterized by voting rights, gender equality, and freedom of assembly and of expression. This course will explore 40 years of revolutionary change in Iran through public spaces where popular social and political visions were articulated and shaped. In this course we will employ ethnographic studies of daily life in the capital city of Tehran to explore piety, sexuality, the occult and politics in modern Iran. Using the media of cinema, blogs, painting, and photography, we will investigate both the challenges Iranians have faced in a radically changed society as well as the language of resistance with which they have experimented.


HISTORY 397 - Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This course will be remote with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Students are expected to be available during scheduled class times.

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