Association of Senior Anthropologists
Invited - Oral Presentation Session
After an initial 18 months of fieldwork in Iran, before, during and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, I have been able to return quite a few times—the last trip in May of 2018--and have found dramatic transformations. In 1978-79, Aliabad was an agricultural and trading village but has now become a town and suburb and formally incorporated into Shiraz. The majority of people who were so excited about the Revolution and dedicated to it have become disillusioned and discouraged. Feeling rather hopeless about their future, young men are not finding jobs at the levels they want, and young people especially would like to leave the country.