HISTORY 397 - Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran
Fall 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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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. In the last decades, the custodians of the Islamic Republic have had to contend with a civil rights movement (2009 Green Movement & 2022 Feminist Movement) that demanded a government characterized by voting rights, gender equality, and freedom of assembly and of expression. This course will explore 44 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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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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