Editing (Virayesh) as a Movement of Resistance During the Iran-Iraq War

Document Type : Research Article


Allameh Tabataba’i University


The present study concerns editing of translations in Iran during the Iran-Iraq War,
which in the official discourse of the country is known as the Sacred Defense. It
argues that editing, in its local sense, advocated a linguistic purism inspired by a
redefined nationalism, which went hand in hand with identity politics and
snowballed into a movement of resistance.