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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 196–205.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Minoo Moallem Abstract This article focuses on the post–Iran-Iraq War representations of the martyr figure, with a close reading of the film Safar be Chazzabeh . The author interrogates the gendered representation of martyrdom and masculinity as central to the narration of the postwar films. She...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as inspiration for the most popular song of the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) in terms of melody, rhythm, and lyrics. Kurdizadeh, a visibly Black Iranian, is not popularly remembered as the source of the eulogy, an omission that compounds many of the politics of Black representation in Iran. Through an investigation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 513–532.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of martyrdom in the Iranian cinema of sacred defense, originally conceived to depict the spiritual dimensions of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88). I explore the foundational role of this genre in the postrevolutionary Iranian cinema and its development in concert with television. I then argue that representations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Shahla Talebi Talebi’s essay emerges at the intersection of the state’s appropriation of martyrdom and the subject’s ethos and act of self-sacrifice, which exceed and transform that appropriation. Through a close reading of two letters sent from the front during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
...' historical settings, the deposition of the shah and the Islamic revolution in Iran in the first and the Iran-Iraq war and the exile of the protagonist in Europe in the second, the losses are portrayed through intergenerational stories, cultural exile, and the difficulties of return, as well as the direct...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 528–543.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of Iran-Iraq war, can be said to have ancient antecedents in the country’s epic narratives, lyrical love odes, and mystical poetry. Such images as these differ from the more obvious proponents of martyrdom found...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 451–461.
Published: 01 December 2019
... environment. With the advent of the Iran-Iraq war in September 1980, the IRGC eventually joined the traditional military, the Artesh , in protecting the country from the foreign invader. Throughout the eight-year war, the IRGC gained more power, while the Artesh was weakened. Today, the IRGC is the most...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2004
... 1988 Iran-Iraq War resulted in an estimated one mil- and cultural policy. In early 1996, supporters of lion casualties and economic costs of five hundred President Rafsanjani formed a new political party, billion to one trillion dollars. At its peak, the con- the Kargozaran-e Sazandegi (Executives...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2007
... as a result of the continuing was also expressed in the announcement by confl icts in Iraq, such as the Iran-Iraq war be- the Syrian government in 2004 of a plan called tween 1980 and 1988, the fi rst Gulf war in 1991, Mawqib al-Sabaiya, which aims to build new Shi‘i...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the afterlives of martyrs and migrants from the Iran-Iraq War to the contemporary asylums and unnamed sites of death that mark so much of the contemporary transnational refugee crises of the region and beyond. The section ends with Sima Shakhsari's provocative analysis of the racial logic of sanctions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 August 2012
... for the fall, recovery, and liberation of However, they were much more vigorous and Iraq. Today, a grown- up Ali often appears with a Pamela Karimi and Christiane Gruber sustained during Iran’s eight- year war with Iraq smiling face, holding a British passport between ( – ). In the wake...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (1): 173–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and of Prizad’s work, in this respect, lies in its en- 175 the bloody war between Iran and Iraq that de- gagement with Iranian Armenian women’s (read stroyed the city of Abadan as its fi rst target. women as a minority) traditional roles at home The emergence of a novel entirely focused...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 128–142.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., by mous for their human-wave tactics during the Iran-Iraq War. Special Rapporteur Maurice Copithorne; United Nations General 67 Hojatoleslam Ali Yunesi, speaking to the Administrative Council of Assembly, Situation of Human Rights...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 277–278.
Published: 01 May 2004
... state. sporting a Michael Jackson badge, and joining like-minded friends in dancing to punk rock. During the Iran-Iraq war, Overall, this multidisciplinary work is an important...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 165–173.
Published: 01 August 2000
... went on were given legal backing. In addition, her reasons as follows: the beginning of the Iran/Iraq war and the rise in politi- I didn’t want to live underground or die a martyr in cal repression against opposition groups had a nega- prison…. I was also very worried about my children. I...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 110–119.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in Iran after the end of constitution of Iran’s Islamic Republic? If by “re- the IranIraq war (1980 – 88). It was the reformer public,” one means a modern democratic form Islamic philosopher Abdolkarim Soroush who of state based on the sovereignty of people, coined the controversial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in relation to massacres, ghosts, and haunting in the greater Middle Eastern geography and beyond. Imperial occupations, colonial projects, nationalist wars, and sectarian conflicts have wrought death in devastating numbers in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Kurdistan, and Yemen—decades-long...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
... together—not without eliding contentious differences—activists of the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war (1980–88) with contemporary activists who are mobilized by the state in domestic and international political campaigns. Though the majority of the students are not active partisans...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2011
... (the establishment of the Islamic Republic and the end of the Iran- ­Iraq war) and immigrated to other locations have manifest their own unique experience of what we identify as the “Iranian diaspora.” 1 While we use the term diaspora, we are aware of the critical tensions among this word and the terms...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (1): 105–125.
Published: 01 May 2009
... . latter of which is very unlikely to happen. The Expe- functions outside of, and parallel to, the judiciary. It 20. Silvia Tellenbach, “Zur Änderung der Verfassung diency Council was established in 1988 to act as a was created during the Iran-Iraq war (1980–88). Its der Islamischen...