The State and the Subaltern: Modernization, Society and the State in Turkey and Iran by Touraj Atabaki Online

The State and the Subaltern: Modernization, Society and the State in Turkey and Iran
Title : The State and the Subaltern: Modernization, Society and the State in Turkey and Iran
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ISBN : 9781845113391
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256

This is the first study to observe the practice of modernization in Turkey and Iran not only from above, by examining the measures adopted by the political regimes of the late Ottomans, Atatürk and Reza Shah, but also from below, exploring how different social levels contributed to the drive for modernity.  It is a full and thorough analysis of how these societies reactedThis is the first study to observe the practice of modernization in Turkey and Iran not only from above, by examining the measures adopted by the political regimes of the late Ottomans, Atatürk and Reza Shah, but also from below, exploring how different social levels contributed to the drive for modernity.  It is a full and thorough analysis of how these societies reacted to reform and change. The State and the Subaltern offers a fresh perspective on the accommodation and resistance to modernization and the relation between the common people and the state in two Islamic societies during the 19th and early 20th centuries.  It is a fascinating exploration of the history of subalterns - the rank and file of society - with specific reference to gender, ethnicity, industrial and non-industrial urban labour, rural labour, unemployment and the impact of immigrant labour.


The State and the Subaltern: Modernization, Society and the State in Turkey and Iran Reviews

  • رناتا

    Una muy buena colección de artículos escritos por muy buenos autores que abordan desde distintos temas y perspectivas el efecto de la creación de dos estados centralizados - Irán y Turquía - sobre distintos grupos sociales, tratando ampliamente cuestiones como la identidad o el papel de la religión. Es muy recomendable para personas con conocimientos previos de la historia reciente de ambos países y que buscar aprender un poco más sobre dichas cuestiones.