Liminality and experience: the 1979 revolution in Iran and Shia religious symbols

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dc.contributor.author Sharifi Isaloo, Amin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T11:15:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T11:15:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Amin Sharifi, I. (2018) 'Liminality and Experience: The 1979 Revolution in Iran and Shia Religious Symbols', Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 6, pp. 60-83. en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 60 en
dc.identifier.endpage 83 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-7409
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8472
dc.description.abstract Drawing on Victor Turner’s emphasis on the importance of symbols and his analyses of liminality together with Wilhelm Dilthey’s explanations of experience, and considering the mimetic theory of René Girard, this article focuses on the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran to explore Shia religion, particularly its symbols, before and after the 1979 revolution in Iran, where religion and politics influence each other. It demonstrates how a Shia ritual performance such as Ta’ziyeh and its symbols played key roles in mobilising crowds for the revolution, and how these symbols began to dominate political life, pervade all levels of society, and enable political actors and revolutionary clerics to legitimise their actions and violence after the revolution. In other words, it investigates how, under such liminal conditions, Shia Muslims’ means of commemorating the past shapes their present and future. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri https://jisasr.org
dc.rights © ISASR 2018. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Revolution en
dc.subject Ta’ziyeh en
dc.subject Liminality en
dc.subject Symbols en
dc.subject Iran en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Imitation en
dc.subject Sacrifice en
dc.subject Ritual en
dc.title Liminality and experience: the 1979 revolution in Iran and Shia religious symbols en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Amin Sharifi Isaloo, Sociology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: amin.sharifiisaloo@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-09-08T16:47:42Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress amin.sharifiisaloo@ucc.ie en


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