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Abedi, Mehdi

Works: 8 works in 37 publications in 3 languages and 747 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BP192.7.I68, 297.820904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mehdi Abedi
Debating Muslims : cultural dialogues in postmodernity and tradition by Michael M. J Fischer( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world of multinational commerce, satellite broadcasting, migration, terrorism, and global arms dealing, what is said and how it is said in one society can no longer be isolated from what is said and how it is said in another. Debating Muslims focuses on Iranian culture, Shi'ite Islam, and Iranians in the United States, offering an experiment in postmodern ethnography and an invitation to think in a multifaceted way about Islam in the contemporary world. -- Publisher description
Jihād and shahādat : struggle and martyrdom in Islam : [essays and addresses by] by Mahmud Taliqani( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seed ecology in dry sandy grasslands : an approach to patterns and mechanisms by Mehdi Abedi( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi'ism in transition by Mehdi Abedi( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombay talkies, the word and the worlds : Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" by Michael M. J Fischer( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

K̲h̲it̤t̤ah-yi mujāhidīn( Book )

in Urdu and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ḥaidarābād ke kamyūnisṭ mujāhidīn āzādī ke bāre men̲
Hybrid scheduling and maintenance problem using artificial neural network based meta-heuristics( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a new mathematical model for the unrelated parallel machine scheduling problem with aging effects and multi-maintenance activities. Design/methodology/approach: The authors assume that each machine may be subject to several maintenance activities over the scheduling horizon and a machine turn into its initial condition after maintenance activity and the aging effects start anew. The objective is to minimize the weighted sum of early/tardy times of jobs and maintenance costs. Findings: As this problem is proven to be non-deterministic polynomial-time hard (NP-hard), the authors employed imperialist competitive algorithm (ICA) and genetic algorithm (GA) as solution approaches, and the parameters of the proposed algorithms are calibrated by a novel parameter tuning tool called Artificial Neural Network (ANN). The computational results clarify that GA performs better than ICA in quality of solutions and computational time. Originality/value: Predictive maintenance (PM) activities carry out the operations on machines and tools before the breakdown takes place and it helps to prevent failures before they happen
Shi'ism in transition by Mehdi Abedi( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The importance of Islam as a religious, cultural, and political force has been too evident in the last decades of the twentieth century to need any emphasis. To reach an understanding of the position and influence of Islam in the world today, it is necessary not only to understand "classical" Islam, but to recognize that Islam is a transforming force. It is more than an old religion, it is a modern day ideology for "changing". At the same time it is, itself, a "changing" ideology. As it attempts to transform its own abode (as well as the entire world), it becomes transformed by the delimiting forces which surround it. Currently Shi'ite Islam deserves particular attention. It is no longer a traditional/traditionalist force vis-a-vis secularist "social reform" confined in its abode (mainly Iran), but an expanding "revolutionary" force. It is revolutionary in its call to all Muslims of the world to "return": to "original Islam", to "self" (from cultural disalienation, dis-assimilation), and to the world which the "eroding acid of modernism/modernization" has severely damaged but not totally destroyed. This study draws attention, through a variety of interpretive techniques, to this complex change and transformation. Part 1 explores individual growth and education in Iran through a series of autobiographical sondages set in the postmodern world. Part 2 features the life and works of an important Shi'ite ideologue who reinterpreted his old faith into a practical ideology in light of modern thought. Part 3 interprets ethnographic observations among Muslim immigrants (and converts) in Houston, Texas. The study concludes by addressing the issue of minority adjustment in exile
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Debating Muslims : cultural dialogues in postmodernity and tradition
English (33)

Urdu (1)

Spanish (1)