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1 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Student of Social Knowledge of Muslims, Faculty of Culture and Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences, Baqir al-Olum University, Qom, Iran


This article aims to examine the occurrence of the "Cultural Revolution in Universities" (1980-1983/ 1359-63) to the extent of the supremacy of "Islamization" discourse. The important point is historicity of the idea of "Cultural Revolution in Universities." This idea is not the product of any specific event, but the product of the historical conditions that the revolutionary forces of life in numerous and sometimes conflicting experiences. As an example the cultural revolution in China, the white revolution of Iran, the new European cultural movements or the re-reading of the cultural Be’sat of the Prophet (PBUH), in contrast to some cultural practices such as tyrannical or colonial culture in the Pahlavi era. The article shows, all the political and social forces involved in the Islamic revolution agreed upon the transformation at the university. The occurrence of the revolution the occurrence of the revolution paved the way for the realization of the idea. In addition, with the revealing of the controversy among the forces involved in the revolution over the nature and structure of the new political order in the post-revolutionary phase, and the transformation of the "University" into the political object of the forces of hostility, the Islamization  discourse overcome and other competing discourses were marginalized from the events of the Cultural Revolution in universities. In this paper, by the use of Michel Foucault’s method is used for genealogy and source analysis. This article seeks to analyze the genealogy and source analysis by Michel Foucault’s method


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