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Dabashi, Hamid 1951-

Works: 82 works in 486 publications in 6 languages and 20,985 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, wst, Compiler, Author of introduction, sze, Publishing director
Classifications: PN1993.5.I846, 297.82
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Hamid Dabashi
Most widely held works by Hamid Dabashi
Shi'ism : a religion of protest by Hamid Dabashi( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi'sm: A Religion of Protest attends to the explosive conflicts in the Middle East with an abiding attention to historical facts, cultural forces, religious convictions, literary and artistic nuances, and metaphysical details. This timely book offers readers a bravely intelligent history of a world religion."--Jacket
Theology of discontent : the ideological foundations of the Islamic Revolution in Iran by Hamid Dabashi( )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decade, scores of books and articles have been published, addressing one or another aspect of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Missing from this body of scholarship, however, has been a comprehensive analysis of the intellectual and ideological cornerstones of one of the most dramatic revolutions in our time. In this remarkable volume, Hamid Dabashi for the first time brings together, in a sustained and engagingly written narrative, the leading revolutionaries who shaped the ideological disposition of this cataclysmic event. Dabashi has spent over ten years studying the writings, in their original Persian and Arabic, of the most influential Iranian clerics and thinkers and here presents his findings in accessible and eminently readable prose. Examining the revolutionary sentiments and ideas of such figures as Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Ali Shariati, Morteza Motahhari, Sayyad Mahmud Taleqani, Allamah Tabatabai, Mehdi Bazargan, Sayyad Abolhasan Bani-Sadr, and finally Ayatollah Khomeini, the work also analyzes the larger historical and theoretical implications of any construction of "the Islamic Ideology." Carefully located in the social and intellectual context of the four decades preceding the 1979 revolution, Theology of Discontent is the definitive treatment of the ideological foundations of the Islamic Revolution, with particular attention to the larger, more enduring ramifications of this revolution for radical Islamic revivalism in the entire Muslim world. Likely to establish Dabashi as one of the leading authorities on Islamic thought and ideology, this volume will be of interest to Islamicists, Middle East historians and specialists, as well as scholars and students of "liberation theologies," comparative religious revolutions, and mass collective behavior
Shiʻism : doctrines, thought, and spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in history by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran, the green movement and the USA : the fox and the paradox by Hamid Dabashi( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iran, the Green Movement and the USA presents the paradox that the USA faces in dealing with Iran over its nuclear armament: negotiate, and legitimize Ahmadinejad's otherwise troubled presidency; resort to sanctions or military strikes, and altogether destroy the budding civil rights campaign of the Green Movement. Either way, as leading Iranian scholar Hamid Dabashi argues, the Islamic Republic will become even stronger. Featuring a short history of how the USA and Iran came to be in this confrontation, this elegantly written book provides the reader with a dynamic picture of the regional geopolitics and a purposeful guide to how to understand and deal with it."--Page 4 of cover
The world of Persian literary humanism by Hamid Dabashi( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be human? Through a detailed examination of a vast literary tradition, Hamid Dabashi asks that question anew, from a non-European point of view. The answers are fresh, provocative, and deeply transformative
The Arab spring : the end of postcolonialism by Hamid Dabashi( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. [The author] shows how the Arab Spring has so radically altered the geopolitics of the region that we must now re-imagine the 'Middle East'. And ... the permanent revolutionary mood has the potential to liberate not only those societies already ignited but ultimately many others as well"--Page 4 of cover
Brown skin, white masks by Hamid Dabashi( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hamid Dabashi provides a critical examination of the role that immigrant "comprador intellectuals" play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism. In his pioneering book about the relationship between race and colonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the traumatic consequences of the sense of inferiority that colonized people felt, and how this often led them to identify with the ideology of the colonial agency. Brown Skin, White Masks picks up where Frantz Fanon left off. Dabashi extends Fanon's insights as they apply to today's world. Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism. The book radically alters Edward Said's notion of the "intellectual exile," in order to show the negative impact of intellectual migration. Dabashi examines the ideology of cultural superiority, and provides a passionate account of how these immigrant intellectuals--rootless compradors, and guns for hire--continue to betray any notion of home or country in order to manufacture consent for imperial projects"--Publisher description
Makhmalbaf at large : the making of a rebel filmmaker by Hamid Dabashi( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The name of Mohsen Makhmalbaf is almost synonymous with the dramatic rise of Iranian cinema in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, and over the last 25 years, his career as filmmaker and writer has reflected the history of his homeland and the fate of its neighbours
Can non-Europeans think? by Hamid Dabashi( )

17 editions published in 2015 in 4 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens to thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical pedigree? In this powerfully honed polemic, Hamid Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and misrepresented. Challenging, pugnacious and stylish, Can Non-Europeans Think? forges a new perspective in postcolonial theory by examining how intellectual debate continues to reinforce a colonial regime of knowledge, albeit in a new guise. Based on years of scholarship and activism, this insightful collection of philosophical explorations is certain to unsettle and delight in equal measure.--
Iran : a people interrupted by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hamid Dabashi traces the full sweep of Iran's history over the past two centuries and gives us an unprecedented analysis of key events, cultural trends, and political developments up to the collapse of the reform movement and the emergence of the new and combative presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."--BOOK JACKET
Close up : Iranian cinema, past, present, and future by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the growing reputation of Iranian cinema, from its origins in the films of Kimiai and Mehrjui, through the work of directors such as Kiraostami, Beyzai and Bani-Etemad, to young film-makers like Bahman Qobadi
Authority in Islam : from the rise of Muhammad to the establishment of the Umayyads by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Turkish and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the origins of Muhammad's prophetic movement through the development of Islam's principal branches to the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, the concept of authority has been central to Islamic civilization. By examining the nature, organization, and transformation of authority over time, Dabashi conveys both continuities and disruptions inherent in the development of a new political culture. It is this process, he argues, that accounts for the fundamental patterns of authority in Islam that ultimately shaped, in dialectical interaction with external historical factors, the course of Islamic civilization. The book begins by examining the principal characteristics of authority in pre-Islamic Arab society. Dabashi describes the imposition of the Muhammadan charismatic movement on pre-Islamic Arab culture, tracing the changes it introduced in the fabric of pre-Islamic Arabia. He examines the continuities and changes that followed, focusing on the concept of authority, and the formation of the Sunnite, Shiite, and Karajite branches of Islam as political expressions of deep cultural cleavages. For Dabashi, the formation of these branches was the inevitable outcome of the clash between pre-Islamic patterns of authority and those of the Muhammadan charismatic movement. In turn, they molded both the unity and the diversity of the emerging Islamic culture. Authority in Islam explains how this came to be. Dabashi employs Weber's concept of charismatic authority in describing Muhammad and his mode of authority as both a model and a point of departure. His purpose is not to offer critical verification or opposition to interpretation of historical events, but to suggest a new approach to the existing literature. The book is an important contribution to political sociology as well as the study of Islamic culture and civilization. Sociologists, political scientists, and Middle Eastern specialists will find this analysis of particular value."--Provided by publisher
Islamic liberation theology : resisting the empire by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a radical piece of counter-intuitive thinking on the clash of civilizations theory and global politics. The author argues that after 9/11 we have not seen a new phase in a long running confrontation between Islam and the West, but that such cataegories have collapsed. The West is no longer a unified actor and Islam is ideologically exhausted in its confontation with colonialism. Rather we are seeing the emergence of the US as a lone superpower, and a confrontation between a form of imperial globalized capital and a new Islamic theodicy
Persophilia : Persian culture on the global scene by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whence the origin and wherefore the destination of the European and thence global fascination with things Persian? In this book, the author reveals the landscape of a spectacular circulation of ideas between 'East' and 'West' that posits a global scene upon which Persian culture was staged. From the Biblical stories of Esther and Mordechai to Xenophon's Cyropaedia, from Hegel's Philosophy of History to Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, from Mozart's Magic Flute to Handel's Xerxes, from Matthew Arnold's 'Sohrab and Rostam' to Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, from Montesquieu's Persian Letters and Goethe's West-Östlicher Diwan to Gauguin and Matisse's fascination with Persian paintings, from the rise of the European Enlightenment and Romanticism to the height of American Transcendentalism, Dabashi maps out a geography of European social, intellectual, and artistic history in which Persia and Persian culture were definitive, and which in turn went back to Iran and its Persianate continental context to cause groundbreaking historical changes. The result is an epistemically provocative reading of world history. The book seeks to alter our conception of the European and therefore global fascination with Persian (and by extension Oriental) culture by locating it on the transnational bourgeois public sphere and thus shows it to be definitive to the social and intellectual movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--from the Enlightenment and Romanticism to the American and French revolutions. In addition, it explores how Persophilia plays a transformative role in the course of postcolonial nation-states, production of a transnational public sphere, and the formation of the postcolonial subject"--Provided by publisher
Being a Muslim in the world by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to be a Muslim - in this world, in this deeply transformative time? Hamid Dabashi ask this seminal question anew, in the context of what he proposes is a post-Western world where the "Islam and the West" binary is collapsing and where "the West," as a construct, no longer holds the same normative hegemony. Against the grain of more than two hundred years of colonialism and self-alienation, Islam remains not just a world religion but a worldly religion - one that has always been conscious of itself in successive imperial settings. With the rise of European and then American imperial adventures, Muslims have been on the receiving end of other worldly empires that have forced them into a self-alienating dialogue. Dabashi argues that the urgent task facing contemporary Muslims is to bring their worlds to self-consciousness beyond the self-alienating encounter with European colonial modernity and in the context of the new worldliness that Muslims (like all other people) face. This transition requires crafting a new language of critical conversation with Islam and its cosmopolitan heritage - a language that is tuned to the emerging, not the disappearing, world."--Publisher's website
Staging a revolution : the art of persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Peter J Chelkowski( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Staging a Revolution is a visual survey of the public myths and collective symbols used in the making of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1978-79), and the subsequent war with Iraq (1980-88). Accompanied by historical essays, this is the first book ever to examine this material." "Staging a Revolution traces a period of history in which the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state, setting forth an avalanche of public sentiment that led to revolution. In these pages, the visual and iconographic history of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, little known to the West, is uncovered, from the fiery words of the charismatic leader Ayatollah Khomeini to graffiti, slogans, murals, posters, and banners - words and images that unified much of the nation. The book surveys the wealth of primary sources produced by the various active organs of the Islamic Revolution. Authors, Peter Chelkowski and Hamid Dabashi examine the popular beliefs and rituals disseminated on such objects as stamps, textbooks, banknotes, and even chewing-gum wrappers, objects that deeply influenced the national psyche, stirring people into a revolutionary trance through all aspects of daily life. These primary sources are read with a sensitivity to Iranian history and the Shii Muslim religion, making Staging a Revolution the first book to examine this political event through the very images that set it in motion."--Jacket
Post-orientalism : knowledge and power in time of terror by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Orientalism is a sustained record of Hamid Dabashi's reflections over many years on the question of authority and power. Who gets to represent whom and by what authority? Dabashi's work picks up where Edward Said's Orientalism left off. Said traced the origin of the power of representation and the normative agency that it entails to the colonial hubris that carried a militant band of mercenary merchants, military officers, Christian missionaries, and European Orientalists around the globe. This hubris enabled them to write and represent the people they sought to rule. Dabashi's book is
Dreams of a nation : [on Palestinian cinema( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the radical politics and culture of the world in the late nineteenth century. This work contrasts two young anti-imperialist nationalists from the then remote periphery of the Philippines
The green movement in Iran by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Green Movement in Iran contains Hamid Dabashi's most important writings on the Iran's June 2009 election, its tumultuous aftermath, and the characteristics and aspirations of the emerging Green Movement. These analyses range from close analysis of the nature of the events to the Green Movement's historical background and future political consequences. The writings have been modified and updated for book publication.The volume presents Dabashi's account of the events since June 12, 2009-the Election Day itself-and his recap of highlights of the build-up period to the mass protests. He provides insightful background for events on the ground, dealing with debates about the credibility of the election. He then discusses political continuity in Iran, as well as the characteristics of the Green Movement. Dabashi argues that the reaction of the custodians of the Islamic Republic to the charge of the election being a fraud only affirms its lost legitimacy, and casts the system as being neither "Islamic" nor a "republic."Dabashi also comments on US politics and its relations to Iran and the Green Movement, pointing out shortcomings in American media culture. The role of the Iranian opposition in the Green Movement and American political policies, the political and economic consequence of the U.S. sanctions against Iran, and the way these may be interpreted by Iranian society are all viewed from an enlightening perspective. Dabashi argues that the Iranian regime, suffering deeply from legitimacy issues, makes use of its bureaucratic, economic, and political leverage to stage a show of support and project division among the people
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Iran, the green movement and the USA : the fox and the paradox
Theology of discontent : the ideological foundations of the Islamic Revolution in IranExpectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in historyIran, the green movement and the USA : the fox and the paradoxBrown skin, white masksMakhmalbaf at large : the making of a rebel filmmakerIran : a people interruptedClose up : Iranian cinema, past, present, and futureAuthority in Islam : from the rise of Muhammad to the establishment of the Umayyads
Alternative Names
Dabashi 1951-

Dabashi, Hamid

Dabashī, Ḥamīd 1951-

Dabašī, Ḥamīd 1951-

Dabshī, Ḥamīd 1951-

Dabšī, Ḥamīd 1951-

Dibshī, Ḥamīd 1951-

Dibšī, Ḥamīd 1951-

Hamid Dabashi historicus uit Iran

Hamid Dabashi iranisch-amerikanischer Historiker, Kulturphilosoph und Literaturwissenschaftler

Hamid Dabaši

حميد دباشي

حميد دباشي، 1951-

حمید دباشی تاریخ‌نگار و استاد دانشگاه ایرانی

ダバシ, ハミッド