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Tribal politics in Iran : rural conflict and the new state, 1921-1941 /
Stephanie Cronin.
imprint
London : Routledge, 2007.
description
xii, 258 p. : maps
ISBN
0415404401 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780415404402
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imprint
London : Routledge, 2007.
isbn
0415404401 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415404402
contents note
Tribe and state: the "tribal problem" in Iran -- The new state and the destruction of the tribal leaderships : the Great Khans of the Bakhtiyari -- Challenges from within and below: Junior Khans, nomads and peasants in Bakhtiyari -- The new state and the rural poor -- Rural resistance: the tribal uprisings of 1929 -- The politics of debt: the Anglo-Persian Oil Company and the Bakhtiyari Khans -- The politics of terror: the fall of Jafar Quli Khan Sardar Asad Bakhtiyari and the "Bakhtiyari plot" -- Conclusion : the end of tribal politics in Iran -- Appendix : tribal campaigns 1921-41.
catalogue key
6059136
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephanie Cronin her current work focusses on subaltern responses to modernity in the Middle East
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Placing Iran's 'tribal problem' in its historical context, this book provides an assessment on the impact of this crucial period on the character of tribe-state relations in Iran to the end of Pahlavi rule and in the Islamic Republic. It analyzes the political and socio-economic factors undermining tribal politics under the regime of Reza Shah.
Long Description
Placing Iran's 'tribal problem' in its historical context, "Tribal Politics in Iran" provides an overall assessment on the impact of this crucial period on the character of tribe-state relations in Iran to the end of Pahlavi rule and in the Islamic Republic. It analyzes the political and socio-economic factors undermining tribal politics under the regime of Reza Shah, and examines the division which took place regarding the 'tribal problem'. The author argues that on the one hand, it lead to modern ethnic nationalism and on the other, detribalization and absorption into wider class or ideology-based organizations happened. Looking particularly at the land reform of the early 1960's, and the revolution of 1979, Cronin also discusses the final disappearance of the khans as a political force and the rise of a new tribal leadership loyal to and dependent upon the regime. This innovative and important work challenges conventional political and scholarly approaches to tribal politics.
Main Description
Placing Iran's 'tribal problem' in its historical context,Tribal Politics in Iranprovides an overall assessment on the impact of this crucial period on the character of tribe-state relations in Iran to the end of Pahlavi rule and in the Islamic Republic. It analyzes the political and socio-economic factors undermining tribal politics under the regime of Reza Shah, and examines the division which took place regarding the 'tribal problem'. The author argues that on the one hand, it lead to modern ethnic nationalism and on the other, detribalization and absorption into wider class or ideology-based organizations happened. Looking particularly at the land reform of the early 1960's, and the revolution of 1979, Cronin also discusses the final disappearance of the khans as a political force and the rise of a new tribal leadership loyal to and dependent upon the regime. This innovative and important work challenges conventional political and scholarly approaches to tribal politics.
Title Summary
"This innovative and important book challenges conventional political and scholarly approaches to understanding tribal politics in the Middle East, taking as its historical focus a country and a period where these politics were a site of intense conflict: Iran under Riza Shah. The book places the 'tribal problem' at the centre of Riza Shah's state-building effort. Taking its cue from approaches developed by social historians such as Eric Hobsbawm, and from the Subaltern Studies school of South Asian history, the book offers a major critique of the elite nationalist version of the nature of the shah's rule and of the historical role played by the tribal and nomadic populations." "The book challenges the conventional preoccupation with the Tehran regime and its version of modernity, shifting attention to the rural areas, and restores to the rural poor a sense of their own historical agency."--BOOK JACKET.
Back Cover Copy
Placing Iran's 'tribal problem' in its historical context, Tribal Politics in Iran provides an overall assessment on the impact of this crucial period on the character of tribe-state relations in Iran to the end of Pahlavi rule and in the Islamic Republic. It analyzes the political and socio-economic factors undermining tribal politics under the regime of Reza Shah, and examines the division which took place regarding the 'tribal problem'. The author argues that on the one hand, it lead to modern ethnic nationalism and on the other, detribalization and absorption into wider class or ideology-based organizations happened. Looking particularly at the land reform of the early 1960s, and the revolution of 1979, Cronin also discusses the final disappearance of the khans as a political force and the rise of a new tribal leadership loyal to and dependent upon the regime. This innovative and important work challenges conventional political and scholarly approaches to tribal politics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Mapsp. vii
Glossaryp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Tribe and state: the 'tribal problem' in Iranp. 16
The new state and the destruction of the tribal leaderships: the great khans of the Bakhtiyarip. 40
Challenges from within and below: junior khans, nomads and peasants in Bakhtiyarip. 72
The new state and the rural poorp. 88
Rural resistance: the tribal uprisings of 1929p. 113
The politics of debt: the Anglo-Persian Oil Company and the Bakhtiyari khansp. 133
The politics of terror: the fall of Jafar Quli Khan Sardar Asad Bakhtiyari and the 'Bakhtiyari plot'p. 160
Conclusion: the end of tribal politics in Iranp. 191
Tribal campaigns 1922-41p. 206
Notesp. 208
Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 244
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