Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781503600324
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About the Author

Nahid Siamdoust is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University's MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. She has taught at Oxford University and New York University, and previously worked as a journalist based in Iran and the Middle East for Time magazine, Der Spiegel, and Al Jazeera English TV.

Reviews

"Nahid Siamdoust's beautiful writing paints a vivid portrait of the struggles over popular music in the Islamic Republic and brings to life some of the most unique and colorful characters in Iranian society today. An instant classic that will launch conversations on Iran and contemporary popular music globally."--Mark LeVine "author of Heavy Metal Islam "
"Music is the language of liberation. Nahid Siamdoust, who knows all the players and has taken personal risks to tell this story, has written a lovely tribute to the courage and creativity of Iran's musicians. This is a book that, like Iran itself, is filled with hope and sadness--and the universal human desire for freedom."--Joe Klein "Time Magazine "
"Nahid Siamdoust's Soundtrack of the Revolution is a groundbreaking study of a potent cultural register in post-revolutionary Iran. For both the casual reader and the aficionado, Siamdoust's pioneering insights are revelatory."--Hamid Dabashi "author of Iran: A People Interrupted "