Submodule 2c: “Iran and Beyond: Breaking the Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration (IRSSC)”
The Standing Working Group of OI Istanbul along with its partners in Germany, Turkey, Iran, France and Pakistan concerns itself with the “Iran and Beyond – Breaking the Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration (IRSSC): Performance of Culture, Religion and Body as Strategies of Self-Empowerment in the Islamic Republic of Iran“.
The focus here is on socio-cultural changes, above all in Iran but also in Turkey and Pakistan. These processes are heavily influenced by national and international migration flows and a rapidly growing urbanisation, which occur against the background of medial globalisation processes and reciprocal cultural influences. In this context, the Standing Working Group also examines how the processes which are to be described are being controlled by these countries’ political elites according to their own interests.