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[ecrea] Special Issue: “Beyond the Iranian Frame: From Visual Representation to Socio-political Drama”

Tue Apr 12 17:32:41 GMT 2011

Iranian Studies, Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies, Routledge

Editor: Homa Katouzian

Volume Number: 44, 3, May 2011

Special Issue:
 “Beyond the Iranian Frame: From Visual Representation to Socio-political Drama”

Guest Editor:
Dr Pedram Khosronejad, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews

-       Michaël Abecassis, University of Oxford, UK
Iranian War Cinema: Between Reality and Fiction

-       Mehrzad Karimabadi , San Jose State University, USA
Manifesto of Martyrdom: Similarities and Differences between Avini’s Ravaayat-e Fath, i.e. Chronicles of Victory and more Traditional Manifestoes

-       Shahab Esfandiary, University of Nottingham, UK
Mehrjui’s Social Comedy and the Representation of the Nation in the Age of Globalization

-       Christine Horz, PhD candidate, University of Erfurt, Germany
Challenged Media Participation of Diasporas: Iranian productions in Public Access TV Channels in Germany

-       Amy Malek, PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
“If you’re going to educate ‘em, you’ve got to entertain ‘em too”: An Examination of Representation and Ethnography in Grass and People of the Wind

-       Elhum Shakerifar, Independent Visual Anthropologist, UK
Visual Representations of Iranian Transgenders

-       Pedram Khosronejad, University of St Andrew, UK
Some Observations on Visual Representations of 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections’ Crisis

Visual anthropology and ethnographical film studies are gaining an increasingly critical place in the study of contemporary Iran, and of its diverse people, traditions and ways of life. At a time when much research in Iran still proves to be a close to impossible task, visual materials are often the only resources available to those seeking to understand Iranian current affairs and sociality. This collection brings together one of the first interdisciplinary sets of research conducted by a new generation of visual anthropologists, visual researchers and film specialists, studying Iran through documentary films and visual resources. Part of its originality stems from the freshness of some of the subject matter presented. The contributors of this collection dialogue not just with more familiar, albeit complex topics, such as pastoral nomadism, the Iran-Iraq war, and Iranians in the diaspora, but are also interested in exploring new and emerging phenomena in Iran such as transgenderism, globalization, and the multiple consequences of the 2009 presidential crisis. This is a timely and relevant set of essays that aims to contribute towards a more complete appreciation of a society currently undergoing significant and impacting changes.

Dr. Pedram Khosronejad
Department of Social Anthropology
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University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9AL
Tel: +44 (1334) 461968
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Email: (pedram.khosronejad /at/

Series Editor, The Anthropology of Persianate Societies

Sean Kingston Publishing, in partnership with the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
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The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious
Devotion in Shi'i Islam (Hardcover), by Pedram Khosronejad (Editor)
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