Volume 14 (2021)
Volume 13 (2020)
Volume 12 (2019)
Volume 11 (2018)
Volume 10 (2017)
Volume 9 (2016)
Volume 8 (2015)
Volume 7 (2014)
Volume 6 (2013)
Volume 5 (2012)
Volume 4 (2011)
Volume 3 (2010)
Volume 2 (2009)
Volume 1 (2008)

Journal of Iranian Cultural Research (JICR) is double blind peer reviewed quarterly journal, based in Institute for Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) in Iran. JICR is interested in essays concerned with the Cultural studies and cultural sociology and aims to expand the recognition of culture and its evolution in Iran. With regard the cultural circulation in social science and epistemology, JICR tries to produce science and research in order to fill the current Shortcomings. The subjects of manuscript for consideration includes, but not limited to, cultural issues of Iran, cultures and rituals in Iran, culture and higher educations, culture and Iran’s development, cultural changes, process Mining and cultural future of Iran.

JICR is fully open access and full texts of published articles are available open access to the public through the journal’s website. Copy, share and distribute is free under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International CC-BY 4.0 codes. The manuscript submission, refereeing and publication processing are free of charge.

Scientific Research Manuscript Cultural Studies
Teaching cultural studies in Iran: Obstacles, experiences and recommendations

M.S. Zokaei

Volume 15, Issue 3 , October 2022, Pages 1-29


  Knowledge and perspective about cultural studies have been debated extensively in the global academic spaces and partly within Iran. However, the pedagogical requirements of this tradition have rarely been a topic for discussion. As a matter of fact, cultural studies’ project inevitably requires ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Higher Education
The experience of virtualization and university culture: A qualitative study of Tehran universities

F. Lolaee; S. Bastani; M. Farasatkhah

Volume 15, Issue 3 , October 2022, Pages 31-66


  The dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information and communication in the present age have led to fundamental changes in various parts of human life. The important point is that the emergence of virtual technologies is not just a conventional technical development but contains a ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Cultural Studies
Beyond just a camping: studying the effect of commencement camp on Bipolarization of sociocultural and religious spaces of Sharif University of Technology over the past two decades

M.H Badamchi

Volume 15, Issue 3 , October 2022, Pages 67-105


  Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, the commencement camp in the beginning of the new academic year was considered to be one of the unique and distinct traditions of the Sharif University of Technology. This paper is the product of a research designed to study the impact of holding such an event on the ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Educational Sciences, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences and Physical Education
Genealogy of imperfect construction of open education in Iran

A.A. Hedayati; M. Farajollahi; N. Fazeli; M.R. Sarmadi

Volume 15, Issue 3 , October 2022, Pages 107-137


  Open education, in light of an amazing technological development, has transformed the educational system with changes in "educational culture" and an emphasis on the "learner-centered" principle. Since this has not been taken into account in Iran's educational system, the present article critically examines ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Cultural Studies
A qualitative study of the prevalence of the notion of cultural collapse among the elites: myth or reality?

H. Naderi; M.A. Mousavi

Volume 15, Issue 3 , October 2022, Pages 139-170


  Culture, as one of the main components of any social system, has always been exposed to all kinds of reflexivity, and one such case of ideation is related to the promotion of the notion of collapse by the elites. The purpose of this article is to examine what cultural collapse is, and to identify the ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Higher Education
Phenomenological study on lived experience of students and professors about virtual education during Covid-19 pandemic: Case study, University of Isfahan

Z. Maher

Volume 15, Issue 3 , October 2022, Pages 171-204


  Education field experts believe that effects and consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic on education in general and on higher education in particular are not only less than the other social institutions, but are much more comprehensive. In this study, an attempt is being made to represent lived experiences ...  Read More

Media representation of Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iran (1392-1396)

M.S. Zokaei; R. Eslami

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 1-36


  In recent years Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iran has many practitioners and visitors, so it becomes one of the main aspects of Shiite identity and Iranian religiosity actions. Relying on a case study of discourses and representations of Arbaeen pilgrimage, we try to understand Arbaeen pilgrimage as a social ...  Read More

Cultural Studies
A study on the sense of attachment, with a phenomenological view of place: Interpretation of people’s existential experiences

M. Aznab; S.J. Mousavi; J. Honarvar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 23-41


  Place and the sense of attachment to a place are among the topics that are considered in this study in which people are shown to have internal relationship with the environment. In fact, the feeling of belonging and attachment to a place play a decisive role in any situation and space, in order to benefit ...  Read More

Causes and consequences of social apathy: Case study of Ilam Province citizens

A. Feizolahi; K. Kamarbeigi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , October 2021, , Pages 151-179


  Apathy is a passive activity in which individuals avoid active engagement and altruism while lacking interest in or concern about social problems. This paper aims to analyze social apathy in Ilam province and find its causes and consequences. The study was conducted by a qualitative method according ...  Read More

Higher Education
A aurvey of the living experiences of professors and students in virtual classes during COVID-19: A case study of Kurdistan University

F. Azizi; Z. Mohammadi Bolbanabad; H. Bagheri

Volume 14, Issue 3 , October 2021, , Pages 119-149


  Conducted as a phenomenological qualitative research, the present study aims to explore the lived experiences of university professors and students with online classes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The statistical population consists of all the professors and students of the University of Kurdistan who ...  Read More

Language and Literature
The dominance of shame or sin-oriented culture in the Iranian society

R. Pishghadam; A. Firooziyan Pour Esfahani; A. Firooziyan Pour Esfahani

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 95-130


  Shame and guilt, as universal and self-conscious emotions, exist in every aspect of our every-day lives. These two feelings effectively enhance the process of human socialization; they normally occur as a response to a negative evaluation of the self, which is typically based on societal standards. The ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Sociology
Preconditions for Good Governance in Social Media with Emphasis on Accountability: A Grounded Theory (GT) Study

Hamidreza Emadi; SeyedAlireza Afshani; Hossein Eslami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 August 2022


  This study employed grounded theory (GT) to qualitatively explore the preconditions for good governance in social media with an emphasis on accountability. The study sample consisted of 20 media activists and social media managers who were selected using a theoretical or purposive sampling strategy. ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Social Sciences and Communications
Virtual tourist behavior framework

Roghayeh Ghanbari Ghadikolaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 January 2023


  The technological revolution is the result of the third wave of revolutions. This revolution left changes in tourism industry.The advancement of technology has created new opportunities for virtual tourist. Therefore, the virtual tourist experience and tourists' behavior has become an important ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Cultural Studies
Sociological analysis of heroism in social interactions as social Malingering (Content analysis of the Hero film * as a social practice)

Seyed Samad Beheshti; Amir Isamaleki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 February 2023


  This research is carried out with the main purpose of discovering and divulging the hidden and obvious themes of social malingering in the actions of the characters of the movie A Hero, by Asghar Farhadi. these basic questions of this research is: Why in a society people who perform the most obvious ...  Read More

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