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This is the first ethnographic study of contemporary Zoroastrians in Tehran. Examining hundreds of ritual performances, Navid Fozi shows how Zoroastrians define their identity and values in an area long marked by conflict between the Shi‘a and Sunnis. He focuses on two main concerns for Zoroastrians: continuity with the past as evidenced by their claim to be the most authentic Iranians, as well as their attempts to stand apart from the dominant Shi‘a. Fozi also provides a look at the challenges Zoroastrians have faced over the centuries while exploring how today’s members are working to remain relevant in a tumultuous regional and global context

Table of Contents

  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 7
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  1. List of Figures and Tables
  2. p. 8
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Chapter 1. Background, Questions, and Theory
  2. pp. 11-36
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  1. Chapter 2. The Preterrain of Fieldwork in Iran
  2. pp. 37-52
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  1. Chapter 3. The Ritual Construction of an Alternative Religious Space
  2. pp. 53-98
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  1. Chapter 4. Claiming Authenticity in Shi'i-Dominated Iranian Culture
  2. pp. 99-120
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  1. Chapter 5. The Performance of Difference and Similarity
  2. pp. 121-146
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  1. Chapter 6. Religious Rationalization and Revivalism
  2. pp. 147-174
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  1. Chapter 7. Conclusion
  2. pp. 175-188
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 189-210
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 211-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-240
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789400601871
Related ISBN
9789087282141
MARC Record
OCLC
903633861
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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