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  • Author:
    William O. Beeman
  • ISBN:
    0275982149
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    978-0275982140
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    Praeger (September 30, 2005)
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    316 pages
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According to William O. Beeman’s provocative book, The Great Satan vs. the Mad Mullahs, such demonization is. .In fact, to read this, you must take into consideration the context of 2005 United States culture and government

According to William O. the Mad Mullahs, such demonization is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as both countri For more than twenty-five years, the United States and Iran have been diplomatically estranged, each characterizing the other not only as a political adversary, but also as devious, threatening, and essentially evil. In fact, to read this, you must take into consideration the context of 2005 United States culture and government. Overall a decent read for anyone in the US (or with a US interest) wanting to understand what has actually been happening in Iran/Middle East in relation to the US and WHY it has been happening.

William O. Beeman is professor and chair of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Beeman's book deserves to be read by everyone who cares about the United States and its absurd and debilitating war of words with Iran

William O. He has also worked as a consultant to the United States State Department and Department of Defense. Beeman's book deserves to be read by everyone who cares about the United States and its absurd and debilitating war of words with Iran. That Michael Rubin, one of the most prominent of the es and a well-known Iran-basher has gone out of his way to trash this excellent work is only proof of its importance.

According to William O. Beeman’s provocative book, Th.Eventually, in William Beeman's notorious characterization, the relationship seems to have frozen into " The Great Satan " versus the " Mad Mullahs " (Beeman 2005). Should each side continue to hold and act on these stereotypes - in the face of the more complex reality that Limbert paints - odds favor unending mutual recriminations and evermore aggressive actions. Negotiating with Iran: Cultural and Historical Insights.

Beeman William O. (EN). The United States and Iran have been estranged for 25 years. They have carried out a mutual process of demonization that is unprecedented in modern history, based on cultural hot buttons that have the power to galvanize the populations of both countries. Iranian leaders have characterized the United States as the Great Satan-an evil corruptor that pollutes society and destroys personal morality. American leaders characterize the members of the current government of the Islamic Republic of Iran as Mad Mullahs, wild-eyed and irrational.

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Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 298 pp. ISBN 978-0-226-04147-6. used to demonize the other. This argument is based on Alfred Schütz’s concept of phenomenology, whereby social actors interpret the world based on their own understanding of events, rather than on the basis of fact, truth, or rationality. Irano-American relations American foreign policy Iranian politics International relations.

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Beeman's book, The "Great Satan" vs. the "Mad Mullahs": How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other (2008), deals with the highly negative rhetoric and discourse between Iran and the United States over the three decades since the Iranian Revolution, and its effects o. the "Mad Mullahs": How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other (2008), deals with the highly negative rhetoric and discourse between Iran and the United States over the three decades since the Iranian Revolution, and its effects on national attitudes toward the Bush administration's policy towards Iran, as well as the. possibility of military conflict between the two nations. His latest publication is Iranian Performance Traditions which treats indigenous performance traditions of Iran.

The great Satan vs. the mad Mullahs: How the United States and Iran demonize each other. WO Beeman, KT Anderson, G Bader, J Larkin, AP McClard, P McQuillan,. Proceedings of the ACM conference on Hypertext, 67-88, 1987. University of Chicago Press, 2008. A sealed and secret kinship: The culture of policies and practices in American adoption. JS Modell, J Schachter. Berghahn Books, 2002.

The United States and Iran have been estranged for 25 years. They have carried out a mutual process of demonization that is unprecedented in modern history, based on cultural hot buttons that have the power to galvanize the populations of both countries. Iranian leaders have characterized the United States as the Great Satan―an evil corruptor that pollutes society and destroys personal morality. American leaders characterize the members of the current government of the Islamic Republic of Iran as Mad Mullahs, wild-eyed and irrational. Giving a thorough account of the background of U.S.-Iranian relations, Beeman claims that the current accusations of both Iran and the United States are baseless, consisting largely of public invective and symbolic rhetoric according to their own mythologies of evil.

American leaders characterize the members of the current government of the Islamic Republic of Iran as Mad Mullahs, wild-eyed and irrational. They accuse them of fomenting the hostage crisis, in which American embassy personnel were held for 444 days at the end of the Carter administration, dealing a severe blow to U.S. national honor. The Bush administration has further accused the Iranians of being part of an Axis of Evil on the basis of their alleged support of terrorists, oppression of women and minorities, and development of nuclear weapons. Giving a thorough account of the background of U.S.-Iranian relations, Beeman claims that the current accusations of both Iran and the United States are baseless, consisting largely of public invective and symbolic rhetoric according to their own mythologies of evil.


Gholbimand
Bill Beeman's new book, Great Satan vs. Mad Mullahs, How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other, is one of the most important books published this year. In light of the pressing policy issues of the US-Iran impasse on nuclear energy, his book is decidedly on point in the evaluation of the Iranian response to U.S. rhetoric and punitive diplomatic maneuvering. In his informed and perceptive analysis, Beeman demonstrates how Iranian argument and expository patterns, while culturally determined, evoke an essential desire for self-respect. And regardless of Iran's economic ties or future petroleverage, it is a message which has found a significant following among many nations.

For those Americans (and Iranians) who desire a thorough, dispassionate and perceptive understanding of how our two nations are incapable of understanding one another, and how real communications can begin, this book is essential reading. It provides a world of understanding of two important cultures and their communications challenges.

Don Weadon
Camper
This is an excellent book. The author has a deep understanding of both American and Iranian culture. He argues persuasively that the conflict between Iran and the United States centers not on substantive differences but on symbolic discourse. In other words, he shows how ideology plays an important part in the formulation of both Iranian and American foreign policy.

The only caveat, as someone who studies American policy towards the states on the `other shore' of the Gulf, is that sometimes, in order to purport a symmetry in American and Iranian attitudes, the author overestimates the systemic nature of the communication problems between the two countries. A bona fide effort was exerted towards the end of the Clinton administration to break through the wall of incommunicability between the two nations. It is unfortunate that that particular occasion was missed, as was a parallel one being carried out with North Korea, and the situation is now very dangerous indeed. We assist at the `preparing of the ground' by op-ed writers and other neo-conservative pundits for possible military action against Iran.

At a broader level, irrespective of the subject matter of the book, what is amazing for a student of international relations is the level of insight to be gained by a judicious application of anthropology to the study of the bilateral relations of two states. The author, without entering the choppy waters and the tired controversies of International Relations theory, manages to illuminate the systemic nature of the rivalry between Iran and the United States. This approach could be fruitfully applied to many other disputes around the globe. The book is literally peppered with incredibly interesting observations about the nature of diplomacy in today's world and the importance of communication in the conduct of international relations. Each of them could be fruitfully expanded in a self-standing line of research and could be applied to other international disputes. All of this is written in a clear, jargon-free way that would put to shame many IR specialists (as well as some anthropologists). Even outside the boundaries of academia an educated lay reader can truly enjoy this book.

Overall, this is a really good book. It is certainly necessary reading for anyone interested in American and Iranian foreign policy. However, it is also to be recommended to scholars of international relations who do not focus on the Middle East because of its refreshing approach to the study of international politics. Finally, any concerned individual who is following current events would gain a lot by reading it.
Kabei
I was becoming sick to death of the nonsense published on Iran until I read this great book--a true diamond among many lumps of coal. I lived in Iran as a Peace Corps volunteer many years ago and have been back many times since. I despaired of seeing anything in print that was even slightly close to the truth about the U.S.-Iranian relationship, or even vaguely authoritative. This book hits the nail squarely on the head. It is without a doubt the best thing ever written on this subject. The author, an anthropologist of distinction, is well known as one of the world's foremost experts on Iranian culture (his knowledge of Persian is legendary), and he more than proves it in this analysis. The core of Iranian and American cultures is laid bare here in a manner that is both sober and sympathetic to both nations. The big surprise for me was the applicability of this analysis to other cross-cultural communication situations (I also have worked in Africa and China). This is a very important book. Despite its high price (Publisher: a paperback, please!), I urge all Americans who care about the actions of the U.S. government and the future of the world to read this book and take its lessons to heart.
Zymbl
Beeman's book deserves to be read by everyone who cares about the United States and its absurd and debilitating war of words with Iran. That Michael Rubin, one of the most prominent of the ultra-neoconservatives and a well-known Iran-basher has gone out of his way to trash this excellent work is only proof of its importance. Rubin adopts a tactic seen in other American Enterprise Institute attacks on those who dare to question them. He starts with specious nit-picking, one imagines, to establish some kind of intellectual credentials, and then denounces Beeman's most trenchant points without a shread of support. A gratuitous insult is the cherry on this noxious sundae. Beeman has done a tremendous service to Americans by serving as a lone voice of reason to counter the flat-out lies and deception generated by the neoconservatives in their relentless push to force the United States into a war with Iran. However, he does more than that. He points out the weaknesses in the Iranian stance against the United States as well. Truth to tell, both sides behave badly, and Beeman deals with both sides. It is a shame that the book ended where it did, just after Mr. Ahmadinejad's election. Beeman seems hopeful that the Iranian president might turn out better than he has. I look forward to Professor Beeman's sequal to this fine book