Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Self-Orientalization and Dislocation: The Uses and Abuses of the “Aryan” Discourse in Iran by Reza Zia-Ebrahimi



A tremendously important article (a veritable addendum to Jalal Al-e Ahmad's Westoxication/Occidentosis, i.e. gharbzadegi) that every thinking Iranian needs to read twice over. See also his recently published book The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation (Columbia University Press, New York: 2016) and Google Books, here. The Persian translation is presented here first followed by the original English below it.




Self-Orientalization and Dislocation: The Uses and Abuses of the "Aryan" discourse in Iran by Rez...