By Nematollah Fazeli

This primary full-length examine of the background of Iranian anthropology charts the formation and improvement of anthropology in Iran within the 20th century. The textual content examines how and why anthropology and tradition grew to become a part of wider socio-political discourses in Iran, and the way they have been appropriated, and rejected, through the pre- and post-revolutionary regimes. the writer highlights the 3 major levels of Iranian anthropology, corresponding greatly to 3 classes within the social and political improvement of Iran: *the interval of nationalism: lasting nearly from the constitutional revolution (1906-11) and the top of the Qajar dynasty until eventually the top of Reza Shah’s reign (1941) *the interval of Nativism: from the Fifties until eventually the Islamic revolution (1979) *the post-revolutionary interval. additionally, the e-book locations Iranian anthropology in a world context through demonstrating how Western anthropological suggestions, theories and methodologies affected epistemological and political discourses on Iranian anthropology.

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