Precarity and Possibility: The Labor of Underground Video Dealers in Iran
In this presentation, Atwood demonstrates that post-revolutionary video dealers were cultural laborers, even as they worked informally outside the bounds of state and corporate regulation.
Blake Atwood is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, where he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies. He has published widely on media in Iran and Lebanon. He is the author of Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic (Columbia University Press, 2016).
Organized by the Toronto Initiative for lranian Studies in collaboration with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; the Department of History; the Department of Historical Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies—UTM; the Cinema Studies Institute; the Centre for Comparative Literature; Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity; the Departmentof History (York University); the Department of English (Ryerson University), and Iran Namag: A Quarterly of lranian Studies
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