Volume 17 (2024)
Volume 16 (2023)
Volume 15 (2022)
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)
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

Women Studies
Gender considerations of demographic attitudes in Iran

Y. Foroutan; M. Shojaee

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1-27


  This research paper primarily focuses on gender considerations of demographic attitudes in Iran. More specifically, it has three major research objectives. First, it examines whether males and females hold varying demographic attitudes. Second, it aims to explore the effects of gender perceptions on ...  Read More

Fresh footprint; Religion and agency of pious traditional Muslim women

Z. Mesgartehrani; A. Kazemi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 65-94


  Studies in the field of religion and women consider the emancipation of women from the structure of patriarchy and the challenge of the beliefs and interpretations of traditional Islam to belong to the upper class and elite of society. In this study, this question arises whether traditional pious women ...  Read More

I.R.Iran Strategies for Crisis Management in Soft War

Shahrooz Shariati; Mohammad Azimi Taraghdari

Volume 7, Issue 3 , December 2014, , Pages 127-148


  Although the nature of the cultural crises is totally different from that of disasters like fire, flood and earthquake, it seems that cultural crises must be considered among those which require a careful management as they cause uncompensable damages to the social assets of the nations in mid- and long-terms. ...  Read More

A Cultural Explanation of the Transmission of Managerial Experience: an Analysis of the Practice of Higher Education Managers

Nematollah Mousapour1

Volume 7, Issue 1 , May 2014, , Pages 123-144


  It goes without saying that the managerial experiences should be transmitted when a manager is replaced by another one. Yet, the transmission of managerial experiences in research and educational institutes is faced with problems and obstacles, recognizing which contributes to the development of policies ...  Read More

An Image of the Consumer Culture of Iranian Society Using Data from a National Survey on Leisure Time Activities

Sayyed Abolhassan Riazi

Volume 6, Issue 4 , March 2014, , Pages 137-153


  Since today’s consumer culture is regarded as the main characteristic of modern culture, and the Iranian society’s culture, as a result of influential cultural exchanges, is considered a culture in transition to the modern state, providing an image of the consumer culture of the Iranian society ...  Read More

An Experimental Comparative Study of Clergies and Academics’ View on Religiosity Criteria

Seyed Hossein Serajzadeh; Mohammad Sedigh Mohammadi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2012, , Pages 25-54


  In this paper clergies and academics' View on Religiosity Criteria will study and compare. Religiosity criterion is considered as the principle based on which the extent of religiosity of people is evaluated.Based on the sociological theories of Weber, Stark and Girth about the relationship between religious ...  Read More

War and Everyday life: Iran and America A Media Case Study

Amin Parvin; Seyed Abdolamir Nabavi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , February 2011, , Pages 113-130


  These days war has became one of the most important identical factors of the Middle East in western media. As war is representing the Middle East ugly and horrible to the public opinion, is being repeated normally in the lives of the Middle Eastern residents. On the other hand, the anti-war movements ...  Read More

Television & Its Cultivation Effects on Iranians’ Cultural Identity

Naser Bahonar; Tahereh Jafari Keyzaghan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , February 2011, , Pages 131-156


  This paper explains the effects of TV on culture by an emphasis on ethnical and national identities. The provided results which have been obtained from a part of a scientific research in IRIB research center show that on one hand, messages on some issues have been repeatedly broadcasted from IRI TV in ...  Read More

Iranian`s Cultural Identity: from Theoretical Perspective to Principles

Hasammoddin Ashna; Mohammad Reza Roohani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , February 2011, , Pages 157-184


  Identity is one of the most complicated concepts in humanities and social sciences. It is a multi-aspected phenomenon which expresses different meanings from different viewpoints. Generally we can say that Identity is a result of dialect between conceptual system and socio-cultural structures. In this ...  Read More

Orientalist Discourse in Western Media Representations of Iran

Hossein Pirnajmoddin; Seyyed Mohammad Marandi; Mohamadreza Adeli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , June 2010, , Pages 83-100


  This paper addresses the representations of the Muslim world, especially Iran, in Western media. These representations are traced back in orientalist discourse, one through which ‘knowledge’ is produced about the East which empowers the West to justify and maintain its dominance over its ...  Read More

Reflections of Western Cultural Attitudes toward Iran in the Linguistic Construction of English Journals

Maryam Sadat Ghiasian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , April 2009, , Pages 123-139


  This study attempts to introduce two main currents in orientalism, the classic and the modern. The Western attitude toward the Orient, and especially Islam, is analyzed in both currents and the operative factors that lead to modern orientalism are surveyed. The 9th September 2001 event is here considered ...  Read More

Culture and Ethnicity: A Model for Cultural Communications in Iran

Younes Nourbakhsh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , January 2009, , Pages 67-90


  The present study attempts to offer a model for social and cultural solidarity: a model based on ethnic and cultural diversity which help to the richness of a culture. Therefore, different approaches to culture, ethnicity and nation would be discussed and then, the concept of intercultural policies and ...  Read More

Religion and Media in the Middle East (With Special Emphasis on Iran)

Hassan Khani

Volume 1, Issue 3 , November 2008, , Pages 215-231


  Religion and media are two important phenomena in today’s Middle Eastern societies. In these societies media is a newcomer player which its history of presence hardly approaches a century while religion is among the oldest and most important elements and factors in the Middle East. This article ...  Read More