Defining Iran: Politics of Resistance

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Political Science - 180 pages
This work presents a revealing analysis of the way in which Iranian political discourses compete with each other by examining them within the framework of national identity construction.
 

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Contents

Discourse of National Identity
11
Irānīyat and Iranian Identity
27
Islāmīyat and Iranian Identity
53
Ayatollah Khameneis Islamist Discourse of National Identity
75
IslamistIranian Discourse of National Identity Khatamis State CounterDiscourse
99
A Contemporary Iranian Identity Towards a Discourse of Iranian Civic National Identity?
125
Conclusions
153
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Shabnam J. Holliday is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Plymouth, UK.

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