M. Mehrmohammadi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 1-2


  Perhaps, the world, in recent decades, has not experienced a more bitter, frightening, and deadly event than the outbreak of the Coronavirus or Covid-19. This pandemic, on the other hand, has also left positive traces on human life and, therefore, should not be considered as a threat, loss and a catastrophe ...  Read More

Guest Editor Preface: COVID-19 Crisis,; An interdisciplinary problem

N. Fazeli

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 3-7


  The COVID-19 crisis in Iran has drawn the attention of academic scholars in all fields of knowledge. The researchers of humanities and social sciences as the same as the scholars of medical sciences and epidemiologists have been trying to participate in the whole process of crisis management. There have ...  Read More

Corona pandemic as an invisible–manifest civil war

A. Manoochehri

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 9-26


  With the unprecedented speed of diffusion, and with the unimagined persistence in disturbingly challenging human interaction from minute to mega level, the Covid -19 has now become a major preoccupation for experts as well as the lay people everywhere. Coronavirus has not only jeopardized human’s ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 Crisis and Cultural Reflexivity in Iran

N. Fazeli

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 27-53


  In this paper, I aim to shed light on the cultural consequences and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Iranian society. After a short introduction about the purpose and leading questions of the article, I will seek to delineate "the problematization of culture in Iran", and deal with this problem that ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
Understanding the social realities and consequences of the COVID-19 crisis based on Niklas Luhmann‎'s theory of social systems

M. Shafiee Seifabadi; A. Bagheri Dolatabadi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 55-90


  In the pandemic of COVID-19, we are facing a social crisis that affects all aspects of human life. Understanding the dimensions of this transformation requires the use of a conceptual framework or an Interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, the main purpose of this paper is to understand the effects ...  Read More

Cultural Studies
Digital culture and visual studies: Nostalgia and dreaming after COVID-19 event in Iran

H. Taheri Kia

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 91-122


  The event of the epidemic of Covid-19 had a massive shock to the borders of the order of Iranian everyday life. The emergence of death and disease from the Covid-19 put Iran in an exception state. Universities and schools were shut down and people went to lockdown. Also, the event of the epidemic of ...  Read More

COVID-19 Crisis
Suspension, Fear and Reflexivity; Youth construction of Social Living by COVID-19

H. Afrasiabi; M. Baharluoei

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 123-143


  COVID-19 pandemic affected the world and different dimensions of individual and social life. We used an interpretative and interdisciplinary approach in order to explore emotional, interactional, economic and social layers. The participants included 43 youth users of social media that selected by purposeful ...  Read More

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Intimate strangers: Afghan students lived experience in the COVID-19 crisis

S. Saidi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 145-179


  Considering Afghan migrants’ presence in Iran as a temporary situation for over the past four decades, turned into a social problem which impact upon both migrants lived experiences and the host society. This article seeks to understand the implications of the Corona pandemic situation on the lived ...  Read More

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Futurology on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on higher education

G. Zakersalehi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 181-211


  The purpose of this article is to investigate and explain the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on higher education. Futurology as an interdisciplinary field guides the orientation of this article. The results are presented in the form of future scenarios. The findings showed that higher education experts ...  Read More