Writing Iran from Exile

An Accented History

Authors

  • Arash Davari Whitman College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/cis.39190

Keywords:

national history, Iranian cinema, exile, modernity, subject formation

Abstract

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, vol. 1: The Artisanal Era, 1897-1941. by Hamid Naficy. Duke University Press, 2011. 456pp., Pb. $28.95 ISBN-13: 9780822347750.   A Social History of Iranian Cinema, vol. 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941-1978, by Hamid Naficy. Duke University Press, 2011. 560pp., Pb. $29.95. ISBN- 13: 9780822347743.   A Social History of Iranian Cinema, vol. 3: The Islamicate Period, 1978-1984. by Hamid Naficy. Duke University Press, 2012. 288pp., Pb. $25.95. ISBN-13: 9780822348771.   A Social History of Iranian Cinema, vol. 4: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010. by Hamid Naficy. Duke University Press, 2012. 664 pp., Pb. $32.95. ISBN-13: 9780822348788.

Author Biography

Arash Davari, Whitman College

Arash Davari is assistant professor of Politics at Whitman College. His research and teaching interests include modern political theory; history and theory; aesthetics and politics; postcolonial political theory; and state formation and social change in the Middle East, with a focus on modern Iran. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

He is currently completing a book manuscript that revisits historiographical debates about the 1979 revolution in Iran. The manuscript identifies parallels between the logics of revolt in Iran and those found in popular social mobilization since, at once situating Iranian revolutionary resistance in the context of global transformations in the 1970s and making a case for developing theoretical concepts from the periphery.In 2015-16, he was an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Fellow. In 2013 he co-founded B|ta’arof, a print journal for Iranian arts and writings.

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Published

2019-10-23

How to Cite

Davari, A. (2019). Writing Iran from Exile: An Accented History. Comparative Islamic Studies, 13(1-2), 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1558/cis.39190

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Review Articles