Shi'i political discourse and class mobilization in the tobacco movement of 1890–1892

  title={Shi'i political discourse and class mobilization in the tobacco movement of 1890–1892},
  author={Mansoor Moaddel},
  journal={Sociological Forum},
The political role of Shi'i religion in the tobacco movement of 1890–1892 against the Qajar state and a British company in Iran is considered. Using this historically significant event, this article pursues a dual objective. First, it makes a modest attempt to clarify the connection between ideology and class action. The utility of conceiving ideology as a discourse, a set of general principles and concepts, rituals and symbols that shape class action, is suggested. Second, after summarizing… Expand
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