The Forgotten Mundane: Contemporary Iran Beneath and Beyond Politics

Jan 26, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
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Event Description

A Roundtable Conversation

Scholarship on contemporary Iran has been under the shadow of the everchanging political landscape of the country. Beyond and beneath the most obvious manifestations of the political, however, life goes on with as many intricacies and complexities as in any other society the world. While everyday life in Iran is barely separable from politics, we find a plethora of new social worlds when we shift the gaze from one to the other.  Based on their ongoing research projects, panelists will discuss what it means to study the everyday social in a highly politicized society under intense authoritarian rule. 

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Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies