The Attitude towards Cosmopolitanism in Northern and Southern City Neighborhood (A Case Study in Tehran, Iran)

Hadi Razeghimaleh, Sabah Motevalian


This research aims to study the level of a trend to cosmopolitanism in northern and southern urban neighborhood of Tehran. The qualitative method based on a grounded theory is recruited to reach the above mentioned goal. The data in this research are gathered by unstructured interview (in-depth interview) and also based on “Strauss and Corbin approach” the gathered data are analyzed. The research population in this research includes: 18-years -old and above inhabitants of Niawaran and Zafaraniyeh (District 1), and Javadieh and Khazaneh (district 16). The findings in the current research approves  that all the 6 interviewed individuals in the northern part of Tehran (Niavaran and Zafaranieh) have a higher level of cosmopolitanism and respect to humanity in comparison to the 5 interviewed individuals living in southern parts(Javadieh and Zafaranieh) of Tehran. Also, the derived codes and the relationships between items clearly show the difference in trend to cosmopolitanism among the participant in this study. Furthermore, in none of the conducted in-depth interview research were approved that two categories of cosmopolitanism and respect to humanity would not be parallel to each other. It means that those who have a high trend to cosmopolitanism have a high respect to humanity too. This is true in lower level of cosmopolitanism.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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