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Reports

Mary Elaine Hegland and Magdalena Rodziewicz

Publications Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh , Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran–Iraq War (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2021), 457 pp. Outsiders have heard little about women's participation in the horrific Iraq-Iran War of 1980 to 1988

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“Welcome to Divinity College”

Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran

Mahshid Zandi

“ Be danshegah-e Ilahiat khosh amadid ” 1 (Welcome to Divinity College), reads a welcome sign on the state-sponsored fieldtrips to the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988) battlefields in Iran, known as Rahian-e Noor (travelers of the light; henceforth RN

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Dream-Realities

Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

arrangement of the ‘martyr-cult’ in the post–Iran-Iraq War context? In Behesht-e Zahra cemetery of Tehran, the section dedicated to those designated as martyrs attracts large groups of venerators—women in particular—to visit the graves, perform certain

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Militancy and Martyrs’ Ghostly Whispers

Disbelieving History and Challenges of Inordinate Knowledge in Iran

Younes Saramifar

had seen or directly experienced the Iran–Iraq war since they were born either during the war or after 1988 when the ceasefire, which was signed on 20 July 1987, was finally executed. 1 My interlocutors spoke of martyrs as if they choose to reveal

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Introduction

Visual Anthropology in the Middle East

Esther Hertzog and Yael Katzir

members’ experiences, and failed to counter the struggles for recognition and equality. Relating to the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988), Saramifar's article discusses the meaning of remembering and the implications of memory. He portrays mnemonic practices of

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Reinventing a Traditional Ritual

Commemorating Karbala's Youngest Martyr in Iran

Atefeh Seyed Mousavi

posters related to the tragedy of Karbala, particularly depicting the Ali-Asqar's narrative, as well as photos of contemporary Iranian political and religious leaders. Sometimes, there are also posters of Iranian martyrs from the Iran–Iraq War (1980

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Knowledge at a Distance, Authority, and the Pilgrim's Gaze—A Reflection

Jackie Feldman

patina by conforming to religiously inscribed patterns that are understood to be innate—a sort of archetype in collective unconsciousness. If properly framed and narrated, the sacrifice of the Iran-Iraq War will resonate with this faculty or archetype

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Reports

Publications and Films

Kathleen M. Gallagher, Ahmed Kanna, Natalie Nesvaderani, Rana Dajani, Dima Hamadmad, and Ghufran Abudayyeh

, especially during the Iran–Iraq War – and developed its health research and education sector (129–131). Later of course, Iraq became a country whose infrastructures were devastated by deliberate acts of invasion and war by the United States and its junior

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Mourning at New Year's Day (Nowruz)

Cultural Practice against Ideology

Reinhold L. Loeffler and Erika Friedl

during and after the Iran–Iraq war aided this argument by eliciting sustained mourning throughout the country. 15 Graveyards became such familiar places that since the Revolution processions during the month of mourning have moved not only through town

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Introduction

Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

one Shi‘i community to the Shi‘i state of Iran, “Dream-Realities” (Chavoshian) offers an evocative instance of its transfiguration in the material matter of the scented gravestone of a fallen martyr of the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988). The concurring real