Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new
book of interest to screen-L subscribers.
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. Volumes 1 & 2
are available now and Volumes 3&4 will be available in 2012.
/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.
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