The Role and Status of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Development of the Humanities in Iran

A. A. Ghasemi; R. Emami Meibodi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 1-19

  Interdisciplinary studies can play a pivotal role in the growth and development of sciences, especially the humanities. In the present article, through semi-structured interviews with some experts and thinkers in Iran and the content analysis of their ideas, attempt is made to answer these questions: ...  Read More

Theological Requirements for Interdisciplinary Research on the Qur’an; Based on Epistemology, Terminology and Methodology

H. Shojaei; A. Musallaipour; S. Asadbeygi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 21-44

  The direct bond between the Qur’an and Muslims’ beliefs is one of the important factors, considered to result in a kind of exclusivism in conducting research on the Qur’an on the part of religious scholars in the Islamic tradition of studying the Qur’an. Due to this kind of control, ...  Read More

Human Development and Gender Justice in the Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach

S. Mirvasinik

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 47-72

  The present research examines, within the context of political thought and using the analytical-interpretive method, the most important theoretical assumptions of Amartya Sen’s capability approach, and investigates its effects on the field of gender equality. Here it is argued that understanding ...  Read More

The Political Economy of Development and Democracy in Brazil

H. Jamali; V. Zolfaghari

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 73-104

  Modern Brazil (in the early years of the second decade of the 21st century), as the tenth biggest economy of the world and the second biggest country to attract foreign investment and also as a member of the third generation of newly industrialized countries (NICs), is treading the path of development ...  Read More

Methodological Considerations in Gender Studies

F. Asghari

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 105-127

  What differentiates a scientific research study from a non-scientific one and makes it valid or non-valid is the research methodology. Methodological considerations, especially in studies such as gender studies, which are not generally covered in the framework of a special discipline, call for more precision ...  Read More

Critical Applied Linguistics: An Evaluative Interdisciplinary Approach in Criticism and Evaluation of Applied Linguistics’ Disciplines

H. Davari

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 129-151

  The emergence of some significant critical approaches and directions in the field of applied linguistics from the mid-1980s onwards has met with various positive and opposite reactions. On the basis of their strength and significance, such approaches and directions have challenged some of the mainstream ...  Read More

The Effects of Globalization on Lifestyle Changes in Rural Areas

H. Sojasi Qeidari; T. Sadeqlou; A. Shahdadi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2015, Pages 153-188

  Globalization has different effects on human life, which are more noticeable in rural areas than in cities. Thus, the present article aims to study the effects of globalization on lifestyle in rural areas. The methodology in this research is descriptive-analytical; and to collect data in the theoretical ...  Read More