Ideology, culture, and ambiguity: The revolutionary process in Iran

  title={Ideology, culture, and ambiguity: The revolutionary process in Iran},
  author={Gene Burns},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  • G. Burns
  • Published 1 June 1996
  • Economics
  • Theory and Society
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