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From Religious Dispute to Revolution
Michael M. J. Fischer
With a new introduction
"This book, the best I have read in a long time, provides us with a key to understanding not only the recent revolution but Iranian society."
Peter Chelkowski, author of Asia
Unlike much of the instant analysis that appeared at the time of the Iranian revolution, Iran : From Religious Dispute to Revolution is based upon extensive fieldwork carried out in Iran. Michael M. J. Fischer draws upon his rich experience with the mullahs and their students in the holy city of Qum, composing a picture of Iran ian society from the insidethe lives of ordinary people, the way that each class interprets Islam, and the role of religion and religious education in the culture. Fischer's book, with its new introduction updating arguments for the post-Revolutionary period, brings a dynamic view of a society undergoing metamorphosis, which remains fundamental to understanding Iranian society in the early twenty-first century.
Michael M. J. Fischer is professor of anthropology and of science and technology studies and former director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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LC: 2002074034 BP
352 pp. 6 x 9 3 b/w photos,
14 illus., 1 map
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