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Street Politics: Poor people's Movements in Iran

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In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, an active political movement emerged on the streets of Iran's largest cities. Poor people began to construct their own communities on unused urban lands, creating an infrastructure----roads, electricity, running water, garbage collection, and shelters----all their own. As the Iranian government attempted to evict these illegal se

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Published 1998 by The American University in Cairo press (first published 1997)
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محسن‌حسام مظاهری
مطالعه این کتاب در فهم تجمعات اعتراضی این روزهای ایران (دی 1396) مفید است
ترجمه فارسی آن توسط سیداسدالله نبوی چاشمی و نشر شیرازه منتشر شده است
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Cybermilitia
Politikanin mikro seviyesiyle makro seviyesi arasi gecisi olaganustu canli anlatan bir kitap. Issizler, isportacilar, gecekonducular, isgalciler... Iran'da yasamlarini surdurmek icin nasil yollar izlediler? Ne zaman gorunur politikaya gectiler, nerede dogrudan eylemi kullandilar? Dogrudan Eylemi kullanirken neden sessiz davrandilar? Rakip makro politik odaklar karsisinda tutumlari neydi? Bu politikalarin rekabetlerinden nasil olup da incelikle yararlandilar? Evet evet, kitleler politikacilarin r ...more
Aban
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
یکی از جذابترین کتاب هایی که در دهه سوم عمرم خوندم. ما معمولا عادت کردیم که روایت نخبگان جامعه از تاریخ را بخونیم. در مورد انقلاب این قضیه شدت بیشتری پیدا کرده. با آنکه در انقلاب 57 میلیون ها آدم در صحنه انقلابی مشارکت داشتند، اما معمولا تاریخ انقلاب از دید نخبگان جامعه و احزاب و گروه های سیاسی روایت شده. در این کتاب به نحو درخشانی به تاریخ مردم فرودست پرداخته شده. اینکه انقلاب به اون ها چه فرصت هایی داد، اینکه این افراد چطور درگیر انقلاب شدن.
از نکات جالب این کتاب جواب دادن به سوالایی که با زندگ
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Sherief
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely stunning piece of urban sociology. Bayat writes with eloquence and directness, yet at the same time manages to go far beyond the analyses of other interpreters of the politics of the urban poor. Without concealing the cruelty of poverty that so many people are forced to live in, Bayat excavates the hidden mechanisms of politics and transformation that the urban poor utilize in their everyday lives to seek out dignity and greater life chances. Even as just an alternative history of ...more
Alyssa
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fys-sociology
This was one of my first introductions to urban sociology. The main focus is on the urban poor by understanding the movements that have taken place throughout different regimes in Iran. It was a difficult read as there were lots of unfamiliar terms in other languages and I was not familiar with the history that it discussed so I was often flipping to the front to look at the chronological order.
Sumon Rahman
Jun 13, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good book for learning different aspects of urban politics of space. Asef Bayat, being from the same family origin, shows how rural migrant families "encroached" "silently" in the post-revolution cities of Iran, how they claimed for basic utilities, the protests and politcs of street vendors etc.
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(Ph.D. University of Kent 1984) is Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern studies and held the Chair of Society and Culture of the Modern Middle East at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was the Academic Director of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World ( ...more
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