Foto dell'editore

Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran


4 valutazioni da Goodreads
ISBN 10: 9004152954 / ISBN 13: 9789004152953
Editore: Brill, Leiden / Boston, 2007
Usato Condizione: Fine Brossura
Compra usato
Prezzo: EUR 33,94 Convertire valuta
Spedizione: EUR 8,52 Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A. Destinazione, tempi e costi
Aggiungere al carrello

Offerto da

St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.
Oxford, Regno Unito

5 stelle

Libreria AbeBooks dal 7 marzo 2003

Riguardo questo articolo

~TITLE CONTINUES: (Women and Gender: The Middle east and the Islamic World, 4). ~As new. No ownership marks. Size: xvii, 300, (i) pp. Codice inventario libreria RR0374

Quantità: 1

Fare una domanda alla libreria

Dati bibliografici

Titolo: Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran

Casa editrice: Brill, Leiden / Boston

Data di pubblicazione: 2007

Legatura: Paperback

Condizione libro: Fine

Descrizione articolo


Performing Islam takes as its main focus the rich array of ceremonial activities that shape and inform the lives of circles of women in south Tehran. Based on anthropological fieldwork, the book describes and analyses rituals that mark religious anniversaries and life course events in Iran today. Arguing that the ritual performances are powerful forums where ideas develop, and where rules, symbols and discourses are contested, this book discusses the values and beliefs underpinning gender constructions in a rapidly changing and complex society. The ambiguous metaphorical language of the rituals is examined, revealing how gender ideologies are projected and renewed, but also challenged, destabilized and ridiculed. Thus the rituals provide possibilities for self-expression, innovation and incremental change. This study goes beyond questions of meaning and culture to interrogate the dynamics of gender performance as products of power and politics.

About the Author:

Azam Torab, Ph.D. (1998) in Social Anthropology, Universityof London. Following studies in Basel and London, she was elected into a Research Fellowship at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (1999-2004) and since 1998 has held a Research Associateship at SOAS in the Department of Social Anthropology at University of London.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Descrizione libreria

We are located in central Oxford, opposite Christ Church gardens. The shop is open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. There are about 9,000 books to browse. The nearest car park is at Westgate; we are 15 minutes walk from Oxford rail station.

Visita la pagina della libreria

Condizioni di vendita:

Payment with order please, preferably by credit/debit card (VISA, MASTERCARD,
SWITCH, SOLO) or PayPal. Eurocheques in sterling, cheques in foreign currencies
and cheques drawn on banks outside the UK may be accepted but £5.00 will be
added to the invoice total to cover bank conversion fees. Books may be returned
for a full refund of purchase price provided we are notified within 7 days of
receipt. St Philip's Books Ltd, 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, is a limited
company (Company no. 07020266, s...

Ulteriori informazioni
Condizioni di spedizione:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on parcels weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Tutti i libri della libreria

Metodi di pagamento
accettati dalla libreria

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Assegno PayPal Assegno circolare Bonifico bancario