Cyberspace, Ta’ziyeh symbols and the public sphere in Iran

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dc.identifier.citation Sharifi Isaloo, A. (2016) 'Cyberspace, Ta’ziyeh symbols and the Public Sphere in Iran', International Political Anthropology, 9(1), pp. 37-56. en
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 37 en
dc.identifier.endpage 56 en
dc.identifier.issn 2283-9887
dc.description.abstract The instruments of publicity and public engagement in the social, economic and political arenas are growing in power due to the development of communication technology and electronic media. At the same time, their capacity to play a manipulative role in forming the public sphere is disregarded. Drawing on Victor Turner’s emphasis on the importance of symbols and his analyses of liminality, this article focuses on a liminal period in the recent history of Iran, namely the 2009 Green Movement, when a ritual performance such as Ta’ziyeh and its symbols played key roles in mobilising crowds and forming the public sphere. In this way, it demonstrates how, under such liminal conditions, trickster figures can employ cultural and religious symbols in the medium of cyberspace, social media and social networks to become influential in manipulating the public. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Political Anthropology en
dc.rights © 2016 IPA Journal en
dc.subject Public sphere en
dc.subject Liminality en
dc.subject Symbols en
dc.subject Ritual en
dc.subject Cyberspace en
dc.subject Ta’ziyeh en
dc.subject Green Movement en
dc.subject Iran en
dc.title Cyberspace, Ta’ziyeh symbols and the public sphere in Iran en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Amin Sharifi Isaloo, Sociology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Political Anthropology en
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