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Rituality and Normativity

An anthropological study of public space, collective rituals and normative orders in Iran from 1848 to 2011

Alireza Hassanzadeh Shahkhali

741 pages
Amsterdam University Press
This book studies the relationship between collective rituals and three key issues of public space, discursive contexts, and normative orders, over the course of three different periods of Iranian political systems: the Qajar Dynasty (beginning in 1848 with the founding of Naseredin Shah’s Kingdom), the Pahlavi dynasty (1926-1979), and the Islamic Republic (from 1979 until the present).