Fear and Loathing in Tehran: Alienation and Urban Space in 1920s Tehran

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Within the framework of urban cultural studies, I show how acts and processes of alienation and disalienation - in the Lefebvrian sense - are expressed through the 1922 novel 'Tehrân-e Makhuf' by Moshfeq Kazemi, thus exploring the dialectical relationship between material conditions and cultural imaginaries at a critical juncture of Tehran’s urban history specifically, and of Iran’s socio-political history generally.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date4 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2016
EventInternational Society for Iranian Studies Bi-annual Conference - University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
Duration: 2 Aug 20165 Aug 2016


ConferenceInternational Society for Iranian Studies Bi-annual Conference
LocationUniversity of Vienna
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    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Urban, Alienation, Lefebvre, Urban Culture, Urban Sociology, Urban Humanities, Modernity, Identity, Tehran, Iran, Novel

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