Minorities in Iran: Nationalism and Ethnicity after Khomeini

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Springer, Feb 18, 2013 - 267 pages
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Based on the premise that nationalism is a dominant factor in Iranian identity politics despite the significant changes brought about by the Islamic Revolution, this cross-disciplinary work investigates the languages of nationalism in contemporary Iran through the prism of the minority issue.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Identifying a People
14
2 The Minority Issue
45
3 Diversity and Order
83
4 A Nation Defended
119
5 A Nation Reenvisioned
160
6 Conclusion
203
Notes
207
Bibliography
229
Index
260
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Rasmus Christian Elling is an assistant professor of Iranian Studies at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research covers sociological issues of ethnicity, nationalism, urban violence, and youth subculture in modern Iranian history.

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