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Author Karimi, Z. Pamela (Zahra Pamela)

Title Domesticity and consumer culture in Iran : interior revolutions of the modern era / Pamela Karimi
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Series Iranian studies ; 16
Iranian studies (London, England) ; 16
Contents 1. The hovel, the harem, and the hybrid furnishing -- 2. Renewing the nation's interiors -- 3. The Cold War and the economies of desire and domesticity -- 4. Selling and saving piety in modern dwellings -- 5. Gendered spaces and bodies out of place
Summary "Exploring the process of Iran's modernization through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Pamela Karimi demonstrates the extent to which the Iranian house has served as the place of encounter with the "other" and of reconsideration of the nation as "home." Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran examines the interplay between native aspirations, foreign influences, gender roles, consumer culture and women's education as they intersect with taste, fashion, domestic architecture and interior design in modern Iran. Throughout, ideas of consumer culture and gender are at its core, but other important socio-political subjects are examined in order to view Iran's modernization through the prism of its people's private lives. Presenting a new perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution, re-read vis--̀‰vis the opinions of Shiite religious scholars, the Left, and the revolutionary elites, this book demonstrates how Iranians have contested the public-private dichotomy as manifested in the Islamic Republic's texts, images, and actual physical spaces"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Architecture and society -- Iran
Culture -- Economic aspects -- Iran
Interior decoration -- Human factors -- Iran
Architecture and society.
Culture -- Economic aspects.
Economic history.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Interior decoration -- Human factors.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
Social conditions
Iran -- Economic conditions
Iran -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203072901