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Democracy in Modern IranIslam, Culture, and Political Change$
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Ali Mirsepassi

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814795644

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814795644.001.0001

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An Intellectual Crisis in Iran

An Intellectual Crisis in Iran

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Democracy in Modern Iran

Ali Mirsepassi

NYU Press

This chapter looks at the idea of the “university” and modern disciplinary knowledge as one of the institutions of European modernity in Iran. The emergence and development of sociology in Iran can only be fully appreciated in the larger context of the emerging modernity in Iran. The uneven development of modernity and the lack of meaningful creativity or participation by Iranians in the creation of modern initiatives are also reflected in the phenomenon of Iranian sociology. It is by and large an academic field of knowledge based on European and American sources. Iranians perceive the university as an agent of technoscientific development, and so sociology, like other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, are institutionally modernized and subjugated to “real” modern knowledge.

Keywords:   university, modern disciplinary knowledge, European modernity, Iranian sociology, technoscientific development, real modern knowledge

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