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 Sociology of Music
The reception of music in adolescent girls with religious backgrounds

A. Bicharanlou; Z. Khorramishad

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 1-29


  Adolescence is associated with changes in one’s life including his/her behavior, emotions, and mood. One of the issues less studied about adolescents is how they deal with and receive music. Adolescents raised in the religious environment experience challenges in the process of consuming music, ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Women Studies
Brainstorming women into their perception of meaning of makeup and beauty

M. Pourrajabi; A. Ghobadi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 31-60


  The concept of beauty in the contemporary society is closely linked to gender. In this research, the concept of makeup and beauty has been explored from the perspective of women by using qualitative method techniques. Therefore, 35 young women of Tehran city were interviewed through in-depth and semi-structured ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Sociology
A sociological study of female embodiment concept in the press of the Second Pahlavi period: A case study of "Bidāri-ye Mā" magazine

R. Ghareh; S. Bastani

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 61-88


  With the beginning of modernization in Iran during the Reza Shah period and following the implementation of control and disciplinary policies, the female body, which was previously marginalized, entered the center of politics. Although Mohammad Reza Shah lacked the political power his father enjoyed ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Sociology
Salafism as a lifestyle: Analyzing the narrative of Jihadi Salafists in Kermanshah province

O. Ghaderzadeh; K. Abbasi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 89-121


  Sunni-dominated areas in Kermanshah have become the base of various Islamic discourses, including Salafism. Considering the presence, activism and expansion of Salafism in these areas, the present study aims to analyze the lifestyle of Salafists through narrative analysis method. It was found that the ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Sociology
Ethnography of NEET’s life style in Tehran

A. Naderi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 123-151


  NEETs as those who neither study nor have a job or profession, have been the topic in statistical and social discussions of countries in recent years, in which, Iran's contribution to this concept is close to zero. This research is an ethnographic study about the lifestyle of NEETs in Tehran. Among the ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Cultural Studies
From hospital to cemetery: An analysis of unfinished mourning during the Covid-19 pandemic in Sanandaj

F. Mohammadi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 153-183


  The present research, using a qualitative approach, tries to examine the shaping components of unfinished mourning during the covid-19 pandemic in the city of Sanandaj. To achieve this goal, the concepts of worry, guilt, meaningful-meaningless death confrontation, the mental suffering of victims’ ...  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

Challenges of religion and music in contemporary Iran (1971-2018); A historical research

H. Sarvi; H. Mohaddesi Gilvaei; R. Samim

Volume 14, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 1-37


  This paper discusses the government's view on contemporary Iranian music as well as the relationship between religion and art during the years 1971 to 2018. Thus, the relationship between the two institutions of religion and art was examined through sociological perspectives. For that matter, qualitative ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Sociology
Cultural capital and participation of members of environmental NGOs

Sadegh Salehi; parvaneh shateri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 June 2023


  Environmental issues due to human beings' beneficial behaviors towards nature on the one hand and the need for programs to adapt to climate change on the other hand and the inability to fully implement programs by the executive bodies, require participation of all stakeholders including environmental ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Social Sciences and Communications
Domestication of media, mediatization of home: The material culture of media technologies and changes in homes and domestic spaces in Iran

Abbas Habibi; Seyed-Abbas Yazdanfar; mahdi hamzenejad; Abbas Kazemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 June 2023


  Today's house is very different from a traditional or a pre-industrial house. Numerous factors have been involved in home changes, but none of them has affected the home and domestic space as much as the entrance of technologies. The purpose of this study is to investigate the process of linking ...  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

Scientific Research Manuscript Social Sciences and Communications
Requirements for cultural changes through celebrity in cyberspace

saeed sharifi; Mohammad Ali Taleghani; mojtaba Shahnoshi; reza Ebrahimzadeh Dastjerdi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 May 2023


  Managing the inevitable cultural change in cyberspace is a point of contention for power currents, especially the reputation system; Achieving desirable and lasting cultural change requires paying attention to the requirements and foundations of change. The present study to investigate the structural ...  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 Psychology, Video Games
Representation of Power Field in home series (Case study of Aghazadeh series).

fardin mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 April 2023


  The main issue of the present study is how the power field is represented in this series. In order to answer the problem, Pierre Bourdieu's theory were used as a theoritical approach. Methodologically, Bourdieu's Genetic Structuralism methodology was used and this text was analysed using methods ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Social Sciences and Communications
Metawars, technology to transform virtual-real into real-physical: Zeptoo's case study as an avatar platform promoting Western lifestyle
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 May 2023


  Metaverse, as an embodied space with an industrial nature, is the result of the convergence of industry and imagination, and it allows users to have a three-dimensional and immersive presence. Games are the pioneers of the metaverse and by combining simulation technologies and Intimate technologies, ...  Read More

Scientific Research Manuscript Cultural Studies
Research cultures of humanities researchers in policy study institutes affiliated with the MSRT

M. Farasatkhah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 May 2023


  Structures hinder the effectiveness of research in Iran, but this is not the end of the story. Researchers struggle with structural and contextual limitations. They take a variety of research cultures. The author has referred to the shared experience of 32 faculty members with various disciplines. The ...  Read More

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