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Green martyrdom and the Iranian state

Yarbakhsh, Elisabeth

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Iran's history testifies to the way in which mythologies assume heightened significance in moments of social upheaval. Indeed, the Iranian experience closely conforms to the Marxian claim that in periods of revolutionary crisis people ‘conjure up the spirits of the past to their service and borrow from them names, battle-cries, and costumes in order to present the new scene of world history in this time-honoured disguise and this borrowed language’ (Marx 2002, 10). Here, I consider the way in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103448
Source: Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2013.854871

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