Anonymous, 5 Apr 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: Iran

New Issue of the Arab Media and Society

The online journal Arab Media & Society has published its new issue that discusses the role of social media before the Arab Spring and the current state of traditional news media. All included articles are available online or in the PDF format for download. Arab Media & Society, formerly TBS Journal, is a joint project of The Center for Electronic Journalism at the American University in Cairo and the Centre for Middle East Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.
Krihova, Zuzana, Book Review: Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran. CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, 2012 abstract full text
Sohrabi-Haghighat, Mohammad Hadi, New Media and Social-political Change in Iran. CyberOrient, Vol. 5, Iss. 1, 2011 abstract full text
Diamond, Larry; Plattner, Marc F. (Eds.), Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy. The Johns Hopkins University Press abstract full text

Book: Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

The book's introductory section defines the debate with a foundational piece on liberation technology and is then followed by essays discussing the popular dichotomy of "liberation" versus "control" with regard to the Internet and the sociopolitical dimensions of such controls. Additional chapters delve into the cases of individual countries: China, Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia.

Iranian New Wave Cinema

The Persian International Film Festival and The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics
social aspects, Iran, video, cultural studies
Jul 31, 2012

New Book: Reverberations of Dissent: Identity and Expression in Iran's Illegal Music Scene

The author seeks to decipher how members of the underground scene invent and express different versions of ‘being Iranian,’ through the production and distribution of their music. She explores each individual's relationship to their music and also demonstrates how the underground scene as a whole becomes an expression of collective and anti-authoritarian identities. She discusses concepts ranging from inspiration and ingenuity to the notion of being ‘global,’ and how these musicians perceive their political and artistic impact.
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