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Youth Culture and Movements: Iran
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Although Iranian youth have been the subject of state development policies for several decades, the fully-fledged arrival of what can be and has been identified in the Iranian public discourse as a youth culture and movement must be traced to the post-revolutionary era, particularly in the mid to late 1990s. In the 1960s and 1970s various attempts were made to organize and create public spaces – for example, the Kākh-i Javānān (Palace of Youth) or summer and athletic camps – for the youth of bot…

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Farhi, Farideh, “Youth Culture and Movements: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0154a>
First published online: 2009



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