1 Faculty of Geography and Urban Planning, Payam Noor University of Kamyaran, Kamyaran, Iran

2 M.Sc. student of Social Communication

3 M.Sc. student of Political sciences, Payam Noor University of Tehran, Iran


This research investigates sociocultural changes in the rural areas of Iran. A major political and social topic of Iran in terms of sociology is the investigation of sociocultural changes process. Findings show that, various changes have occurred in sociocultural relations and tendency to the values and new and modern facilities in the rural areas resulted from human resource development, demographic changes, reforming the land and mode of production, changing consumption patterns, changes in decision-making system, enhanced social and media communications, measures in rural development and increase of public awareness in recent decades. Consequently, investigation of these changes is very important and strategic to understand sociocultural structures and relations as well as to make the strategies and processes of rural development planning. The research method is descriptive and the required data have been gathered from library and archives references.


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