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The Resource Living Shiʻ ism : instances of ritualisation among Islamist men in contemporary Iran, by David Thurfjell

Living Shiʻ ism : instances of ritualisation among Islamist men in contemporary Iran, by David Thurfjell

Label
Living Shiʻ ism : instances of ritualisation among Islamist men in contemporary Iran
Title
Living Shiʻ ism
Title remainder
instances of ritualisation among Islamist men in contemporary Iran
Statement of responsibility
by David Thurfjell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about Iranian Islamism on grass-roots level. It provides a vivid, near-life portrait of young activist men who uphold this movement through their zealous support of revolutionary ideals and the present regime. It is based on interviews with a group of volunteers in the Iranian home guard movement known as basij during a period of four years. By focusing on beliefs and rituals of individual persons, it gives a unique picture of the shifting motifs behind Islamist engagement in today's Iran. The book contextualises the interviewed individuals within the wider framework of Iranian society and relates their stories to a discussion on ritual, emotion, embodiment and authority. It is of interest to anyone who seeks to understand the multifaceted driving forces behind Shi'ite Islamism today
Member of
Cataloging source
CCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thurfjell, David
Dewey number
297.3/8095595
Index
index present
LC call number
BP194.7
LC item number
.T59 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Iran studies
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religious life
  • Shīʻah
  • Shīʻah
  • Religious awakening
  • Iran
  • RELIGION
  • Religious awakening
  • Religious life
  • Shīʻah
  • Shīʻah
  • Iran
  • Sjiʻisme
  • Iran
Label
Living Shiʻ ism : instances of ritualisation among Islamist men in contemporary Iran, by David Thurfjell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- CHAPTER ONE POINTS OF DEPARTURE -- The Beginning -- The Informants -- My Position in the Community -- Purpose and Disposition -- History of Religions and Iranian Studies -- CHAPTER TWO SETTING THE SCENE -- The Macroscene -- The Microscene -- Material -- CHAPTER THREE EMBODYING VIRTUE -- The Body and Embodimentâ€?A Theoretical Background -- Theorising Islam in Everyday Life -- Living Islam in Everyday Life -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FOUR THE POETICS OF EMOTION -- Emotion and Ritualâ€?Some Theoretical Remarks
  • The Bliss of SorrowRitualised Practice -- The Case of Amir -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FIVE TOOLS OF AUTHORISATION -- Authorisation -- Tools of Authorisation in the Rituals of the Mosque -- CHAPTER SIX CRUMBLING AUTHORITY? -- Exaltation of Authorityâ€?The Case of Mosta'Ä?r -- Rebuking the MOLLÄ€Sâ€?The Case of Jamie -- Discussion -- CHAPTER SEVEN LECTURES AND LAMENTATIONS -- Lectures -- Lamentations -- CHAPTER EIGHT THE CREATIVITY OF RITUAL -- Summary -- Methodological Reflections in Retrospect -- Ritualisation and Meaning
  • The Purposes and Meanings of Ritualisationâ€?ConclusionsLife Goes on . . . -- SUMMARY IN PERSIAN -- REFERENCES -- SUBJECT INDEX -- NAME INDEX
Control code
568279361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047410782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)568279361
Label
Living Shiʻ ism : instances of ritualisation among Islamist men in contemporary Iran, by David Thurfjell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- CHAPTER ONE POINTS OF DEPARTURE -- The Beginning -- The Informants -- My Position in the Community -- Purpose and Disposition -- History of Religions and Iranian Studies -- CHAPTER TWO SETTING THE SCENE -- The Macroscene -- The Microscene -- Material -- CHAPTER THREE EMBODYING VIRTUE -- The Body and Embodimentâ€?A Theoretical Background -- Theorising Islam in Everyday Life -- Living Islam in Everyday Life -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FOUR THE POETICS OF EMOTION -- Emotion and Ritualâ€?Some Theoretical Remarks
  • The Bliss of SorrowRitualised Practice -- The Case of Amir -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FIVE TOOLS OF AUTHORISATION -- Authorisation -- Tools of Authorisation in the Rituals of the Mosque -- CHAPTER SIX CRUMBLING AUTHORITY? -- Exaltation of Authorityâ€?The Case of Mosta'Ä?r -- Rebuking the MOLLÄ€Sâ€?The Case of Jamie -- Discussion -- CHAPTER SEVEN LECTURES AND LAMENTATIONS -- Lectures -- Lamentations -- CHAPTER EIGHT THE CREATIVITY OF RITUAL -- Summary -- Methodological Reflections in Retrospect -- Ritualisation and Meaning
  • The Purposes and Meanings of Ritualisationâ€?ConclusionsLife Goes on . . . -- SUMMARY IN PERSIAN -- REFERENCES -- SUBJECT INDEX -- NAME INDEX
Control code
568279361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047410782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)568279361

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