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Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Science and the Formation of the Modern Iranian Middle Class, 1900-1950 1. The Historical Background 2. The Cultural and Discursive Dimensions 3. The Economic Dimensions Part II. Medicalizing Modernity: Interactions between the Biomedical Sciences and Modernity in Iran, 1900-1950 4. The Dangers of Modernity: Neurology, Psychiatry, and the Effects of Modern Technology and a Modern Economy 5. Biopower: Hygiene, Eugenics, Genetics, and Iran's Double Demographic Problem 6. The Self-Reliant Personality: Psychology, Pedagogy, and the Problem of Willpower Conclusion Appendix. First-Time Advertisements by Physicians in the Tehran Daily Ettelaaynat, 1927-1939 Notes Select Bibliography Index

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Cyrus Schayegh is Assistant Professor at Princeton University.


"[This book] constitutes a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarly work on modern Iran." -- Fakhreddin Azimi American Historical Review "Schayegh clearly has broken new ground." -- Afshin Matin-Asgari Journal Of World History

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