Iran Structure of society

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Iran - Structure of society

Structure of society

Iranians have a very strong sense of class structure. In the past they referred to their society as being divided into tiers, or tabagheh, which were identified by numbers: the first tier corresponded to the upper classes; the second, to the middle classes; and the third, to the lower classes. Under the influence of revolutionary ideology, society is now perceived as being divided into the wealthy, a term generally prefixed with negative adjectives; the middle classes; and the mostazafin, a term that literally means disinherited. In reality, Iranian society has always been more complex than a three-tier division implies because each of the three broad classes is subdivided into several social groups. These divisions have existed in both urban and rural areas.

Urban Society
Social Class
Urban Migration
Rural Society
Nomadic Society

 
You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Iran Chamber Society : The Structure of Power in Iran
Social class in Iran - Wikipedia
Iran - Government and society | Britannica.com
Inside Iran - The Structure Of Power In Iran | Terror And
Iran: Cultural Values, Self images and Negotiation
Iranian Society : A Surprising Picture - Payvand News Of Iran
History of Iran : Achaemenid Society and Culture
Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society - Springer
CIA: The World Factbook: Iran - Central Intelligence


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