Women in Higher Education and Academia in Iran

This article addresses women’s contemporary position in academia in Iran. By systematically reviewing available academic and official databases on women’s positions in academia published online or in print, the question is raised if women’s current position and role in academia is the result of personal choice making or an existent systematic discriminatory social structure. To […]

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Transnationality of Child Poverty in Tehran

Half of Iran’s street children live in the country’s capital, Tehran. Street children spend the day and part of the night in the streets and engage in informal economic activities. They experience abuse, violence and psychological distress in public spaces. The street child issue in Iran is a transnational issue; according to official reports, up […]

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Sexuality in Iran

In contemporary Iranian society, sexuality is regulated by traditional cultural restrictions, prohibitions, taboos, and indirect regulations due to the country’s traditional and highly religious culture. The traditional restrictions on cross-sex associations are one of the many limitations that regulate the relationship between the sexes. Socialization processes are gendered as a consequence of there being different […]

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Periphery and Challenges of Social Sciences

One of the main topics we have discussed in Circuito Acadêmico is the question of challenges of social sience in the periphery. The inequality on production and circulation of knowledge is gaining more attention in the academia. Last year, Iranian sociologist Ladan Rahbari published an article that deals with this matter, namely ‘Peripheral position in […]

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Os Desafios Das Ciensias Sociais na Periferia. Entrevista com Ladan Rahbari

Um dos temas caros para o Circuito Acadêmico é a produção e circulação desiguais do conhecimento científico no mundo. No ano passado, a socióloga iraniana Ladan Rahbari publicou um artigo na revista Civitas, Peripheral position in social theory. Limitations of social research and dissertation writing in Iran, resenhado pelo C/A. A autora nos concedeu uma […]

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Right to the City, Gender and Arnestein’s Ladder

Introduction: Lefebvre’s right to the city is a radical reconceptualization of goals, definition and content of political communities and the concept of participation plays a great role in it. This project has used Arnestein ladder of participation as a conceptual construct to evaluate different levels of citizen participation, as well as the relation between participation […]

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Citizens Position in Arnestein’s Ladder in Tehran

Introduction: Lefebvre’s right to the city is a radical re-conceptualization of goals, definition and content of political communities and the concept of participation plays a great role in it. This project has used Arnestein ladder of participation as a conceptual construct to evaluate different levels of citizen participation, as well as the relation between participation […]

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Gender and Right to the City in Tehran

The right to the city consists of the right to appropriate spaces and participate in processes therein. Appropriation is referred to having share of the space, using it, owning it and valuing it because it has use value. Participation in the city includes decision making, constructing and living in the urban space. Both components are […]

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York University: Open Letter from the International Research Community

Centre for Refugee Studies at York University started the ‘Open Letter from the International Research Community’ in response to the biggest global refugee crisis since the second world war: We, researchers and educators dedicated to advancing understanding of forced migration, express our concern about the on-going global forced migration crises and the inadequate response to […]

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Sociology and Global Challenges

Ladan Rahbari presented her article “Challenges of a Global Sociology: centers and peripheries in sociological theory”  in “The Third International Conference on Social Thought and Sociology in the Middle East and North Africa” in Tehran. The article discussed about the challenge of globalization of the discipline of sociology, and the dynamics of West-East in the […]

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