Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the final
volume of Hamid Naficy's *A Social History of Iranian Cinema*.
Hamid Naficy's *A Social History of Iranian Cinema* covers the late
nineteenth century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries,
popular genres, and art films, it explains Iran’s peculiar cinematic
production modes, as well as the role of cinema and media in shaping
modernity and a modern national identity in Iran. This comprehensive social
history unfolds across four volumes. Volume 4 has just been published, so
the entire set is now available for purchase, review, or teaching.
*Volume 1: The Artisanal Era, 1897-1941* depicts and analyzes the early
years of Iranian cinema.
*Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941-1978* spans the period of
Mohammad Reza Shah’s rule, from 1941 until 1978. During this time Iranian
cinema flourished and became industrialized, at its height producing more
than ninety films each year.
*Volume 3: The Islamicate Period, 1978-1984* covers the period of the
Islamic Revolution and its immediate aftermath.
*Volume 4: The Globalizing Era, 1984-2010* looks at the extraordinary
efflorescence in Iranian film and other visual media since the Islamic
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