Thursday, April 1 | 12 - 1pm PT
Coming of Age in Iran: Poverty and the Struggle for Dignity
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Manata Hashemi, Farzaneh Family Assistant Professor of Iranian Studies, University of Oklahoma
Coming of Age in Iran: Poverty and the Struggle for Dignity considers how one of Iran’s largest and most vulnerable groups–poor urban youth–cope in an environment marked by prolonged insecurity. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork among a group of marginalized young men and women, the book elucidates how some are able to strategically leverage community judgements for material rewards while others fall further behind. Broadly, Coming of Age in Iran considers the possibilities for social change embedded in these young people's silent, performative accommodations to claim status and belonging.
The introduction to the book is available to read here.
Sponsored by Center for Ethnographic Research
Co-sponsored by Sociology, Center for Middle Eastern Studies