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Nasser Fakouhi

Iranian academic

1956   -  

country of citizenship: Iran
language of expression: Persian
educated at: University of Paris
occupation: writer, compiler, anthropologist, translator, essayist, sociologist

Nasser Fakouhi (born 13 May 1956 in Tehran) (Persian: ناصر فکوهی‎) is an Iranian anthropologist, writer and translator. Nasser Fakouhi was born on 1956 to a middle-class family in Tehran, Iran. Professional publicist, writer and translator, he is a professor of anthropology of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran and the president of a scientific and multidisciplinary website called Anthropology and Culture ( He's also a member of International Association of Sociology (ISA) and International Society of Iranian Studies (ISIS).Fakouhi obtained his PhD in political Anthropology from University of Paris in 1993. Among his most important books one can note “Political Violence”, “The History and Theories of Anthropology”, “Urban Anthropology”, “From Culture to Development”, “Iranian National and Ethnic Identities: Articulation and Conflict”. As a translator, he has published books of authors such as Roland Barthes (Empire of Signs); Pierre Bourdieu (About Television; A Lesson on the Lesson); Marc Augé and J.P. Colleyne (Anthropology); JMG Le Clezio (Mondo and other histories); Maurice Bloch (Cognitive anthropology), Roland Breton (Ethnopolotics), David Le Breton (Sociology of Body), etc. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Iranian intellectual and philosopher classified Fakouhi, with some other figures such as J. Tabatabaii, B. Ahmadi, F.Sadeghi among what he called "dialogical intellectuals" on contemporary Iran. The primarily field of interest of Fakouhi is the social pathology of contemporary Iran and especially the problems concerning the ethnic, communitarian and local identities in their relations with the global level. Presently he's conducting a large project of oral and documented project over the Modern Iran Cultural history.
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