Modern Iran: A Volume in the Comparative Societies Series
By Farr, Grant
One in a series of short books devoted to different countries that offers much-needed cross-cultural and global material to instructors. Used alongside an introductory sociology text, in courses on the Middle East or Iran, or as a supplement in courses on comparative societies, comparative politics, comparative economics, or social stratification, this book brings a rich global perspective into the undergraduate classroom. The opening chapter establishes historical and cultural context, while subsequent chapters focus on the basic institutions, social stratification, social problems and social change. The chapter organization is typical of a standard introductory sociology text, making it easy to use in any class. In Modern Iran, the author examines such important topics as the treatment of women, the problems of civil rights abuse, and the role of Iran as a terrorist state, while also portraying the richness of Iranian history and culture, the major Iranian institutions and how they work, and the nature of Iranian social structure, including stratification.

DOI: 10.1036/0072928255

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Author Biography

Grant Farr is a Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Portland State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Professor Farr has written extensively on Iran and Afghanistan. He has live in both countries for extended periods and was a Professor of National Development and Sociology at Pahlavi University, in the Iranian city of Shiraz. He originally went to Afghanistan as a Peace Corps volunteer. More recently he has been working in Central Asia where he was the head of a two year project in Kyrgyzstan. He has received numerous grants and honors for his work in these countries and has been a consultant to the United Nations and the US Department of State on Middle East and Islamic affairs.

Modern Iran: A Volume in the Comparative Societies Series
Author(s): Farr, Grant
ISBN: 0072928255
DOI: 10.1036/0072928255

Format: paperback, 168 pages.
Pub date: 1 Oct 1998
Copyright: 1999
$17.50 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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