How do Iranians and U.S. Citizens Perceive Each Other: A systematic Review

Ehsan Shahghasemi (1) , D. Ray Heisey (2) , Goudarz Mirani (3)
(1) Department of Communication, University of Teheran - Iran , Iran, Islamic Republic of
(2) School of Communication Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA , United Kingdom
(3) Department of Communication. The University of Tehran, Iran , Iran, Islamic Republic of

Abstract

Whenever we turn our TV news channel on, we are likely to hear about an Iran-U.S. conflict. Images of the leaders of these two countries intimidating each other can be seen in news channels all over the world. When we are talking about Iran-U.S. international relations, most people think of the political relations which this study takes as intergovernmental rather than international relations. In this study, as we are Iranian and U.S. scholars, we tried a systematic review of studies focusing on perceptions the Iranian and American people have of each other. Our systematic review of studies reveals that, Americans have more negative perceptions of Iranians than the Iranians have of their American counterparts. Moreover, we discussed sources for these perceptions as well.

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Authors

Ehsan Shahghasemi
ehsanshsaghasemi@yahoo.com (Primary Contact)
D. Ray Heisey
Goudarz Mirani
Author Biographies

Ehsan Shahghasemi, Department of Communication, University of Teheran - Iran

Ehsan Shahghasemi is PHD candidate in Communication at the University of Tehran and member of International Academy of Intercultural Research. His areas of Interest include intercultural communication, cyber studies, Iranian studies, minority studies, visual culture and Journalism. He also has translated several books on communication to Persian.

D. Ray Heisey, School of Communication Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

D. Ray Heisey is Professor and Director Emeritus, School of Communication Studies, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. B.A., Greenville, College, M.A., Ohio State University, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Professor at Kent State University from 1966-1996 teaching intercultural communication and history and criticism of public address. Professor and Director Emeritus

Goudarz Mirani, Department of Communication. The University of Tehran, Iran

Goudarz Mirani is MA graduate in communication from the University of Tehran.

Shahghasemi, E., Heisey, D. R., & Mirani, G. (2011). How do Iranians and U.S. Citizens Perceive Each Other: A systematic Review. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 11(3), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v11i3.539

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