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Street Politics: Poor People's Movements in Iran

 
 
 
 
Street Politics: Poor People's Movements in Iran
Author: Asef Bayat
ISBN 13: 9780231108591
ISBN 10: 231108591
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1997-11-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $35.00
 
 

The story of a grassroots political movement that flourished throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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Focusing on the immediate prerevolutionary period and the first decade of the Islamic Republic, Bayat discusses the economic and political strategies of ‘ordinary´ [Iranian] people, mainly in Tehran. . . . He demonstrates that, for these people at least, the populist revolution did not bring about the changes that they needed or wanted.