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Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900–1950 (review)

Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society,... Readers hoping for discussions of political or feminist movements will be disappointed. Nevertheless, The Modern Girl around the World, with its transnational and transdisciplinary approach and focus on representations of the Modern Girl and her related commodity flows, offers an important intervention in studies of gender and world history. As such, it is a valuable resource for use in the classroom and research. It will also interest scholars of fashion, visual and material culture, and mass media. sonja kim Binghamton University Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900­1950. By cyrus schayegh. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. 352 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $40.00 (e-book). This book makes a valuable addition to a small, but growing, literature locating the emergence of modern Iran beyond the traditional framework of nationalist and /or Islamist historiography. In a rare departure, Cyrus Schayegh aims to narrate the rise of Iranian modernity in terms of class formation. Very few historians of Iran have focused on class, a notion marginalized in contemporary historiography at large. In addition to being pathbreaking, Who Is Knowledgeable is highly impressive in its use of source material and methodological sophistication. Schayegh solidly grounds http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900–1950 (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 22 (2) – Aug 3, 2011

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Readers hoping for discussions of political or feminist movements will be disappointed. Nevertheless, The Modern Girl around the World, with its transnational and transdisciplinary approach and focus on representations of the Modern Girl and her related commodity flows, offers an important intervention in studies of gender and world history. As such, it is a valuable resource for use in the classroom and research. It will also interest scholars of fashion, visual and material culture, and mass media. sonja kim Binghamton University Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900­1950. By cyrus schayegh. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. 352 pp. $49.95 (cloth); $40.00 (e-book). This book makes a valuable addition to a small, but growing, literature locating the emergence of modern Iran beyond the traditional framework of nationalist and /or Islamist historiography. In a rare departure, Cyrus Schayegh aims to narrate the rise of Iranian modernity in terms of class formation. Very few historians of Iran have focused on class, a notion marginalized in contemporary historiography at large. In addition to being pathbreaking, Who Is Knowledgeable is highly impressive in its use of source material and methodological sophistication. Schayegh solidly grounds

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Published: Aug 3, 2011

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