Find us on Facebook.
The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution—Misagh Parsa
1. State, Class, and Ideology in the Iranian Revolution—Misagh Parsa
2. Rethinking Revolutions: Integrating Origins, Processes, and Outcomes—Jack A. Goldstone
3. What Was Revolutionary about the Iranian Revolution? The Power of Possibility—Eric Selbin
4. The Islamization of the Social Movements and the Revolution, 1963–1979—Behrooz Moazami
5. Women and the 1979 Revolution: Refusing Religion-Defined Womanhood—Haideh Moghissi
6. Lessons (Not) Learned: Reflections on a Failed Revolution—Saeed Rahnema
7. What a Revolution! Thirty Years of Social Class Reshuffling in Iran—Sohrab Behdad and Farhad Nomani
8. The Political Elite in the Islamic Republic of Iran: From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad—Eva Patricia Rakel
9. The Iranian Revolution and its Nemesis: The Rise of Liberal Values among Iranians—Mansoor Moaddel
10. Neo-Populism in Comparative Perspective: Iran and Venezuela—Manochehr Dorraj and Michael Dodson
If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.com;
If the Copyright Clearance Center cannot grant permission, you may request permission from our Copyrights & Permissions Manager (use Contact Information listed below).
If you are requesting permission to reprint DUP material (journal or book selection) in another book or in any other format, contact our Copyrights & Permissions Manager (use Contact Information listed below).
Many images/art used in material copyrighted by Duke University Press are controlled, not by the Press, but by the owner of the image. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. Please direct permission requests for these images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department.
If you're interested in a Duke University Press book for subsidiary rights/translations, please contact email@example.com. Include the book title/author, rights sought, and estimated print run.
Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.
The Iranian revolution brought down a regime that had prompted economic development, and while a coalition demanding social justice initially led the revolutionary struggles, power was seized by a segment of the clergy wanting to establish a theocracy. The outcome of the Iranian revolution was regarded as vastly different from those of contemporaneous revolutions, which more often fought to establish democracies or socialist governments.
Thirty years later this issue revisits the central issues of the revolution. Saeed Rahnema examines why the Left and the labor movement during the revolution ultimately failed. Haideh Moghissi explores the political struggles of women and their employment within the Islamic Republic. Other contributors address the impact of the rise of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran, as well as the revolution’s influence on class structures.
Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.