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Folktales, Folksongs, and Proverbs in Lur/Iranian Daily Life

Erika Friedl Melds Folklore and Ethnography to Develop a New Anthropological Genre

Mary Elaine Hegland

and substitutability of females; dreams of wealth; challenges to achieving marriage; and importance of fulfilling traditional values and responsibilities to others. Folktales and Storytellers of Iran: Culture, Ethos, and Identity combines three

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Iranian Women’s Food Writing in Diaspora

Afsaneh Hojabri

-speaking European, or the host country in which the book is published. Second, the intent of these books, beyond and indeed through introducing a sophisticated and vibrant culinary tradition, is to enlighten and educate the public about Iranian culture and

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Mourning at New Year's Day (Nowruz)

Cultural Practice against Ideology

Reinhold L. Loeffler and Erika Friedl

rituals were taken to be highly visible signs of assertion of traditional Iranian culture that is perceived by the people to be under severe pressure in the Islamic Republic. In Sisakht, it was easier for people to observe the thirteenth day of the new

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The Legal Debate on the Phenomenon of ‘White Marriages’ in Contemporary Iran

Magdalena Rodziewicz

privacy and respect for the private space of another man in Iranian culture takes different forms. The term harim itself comes from the Arabic root h-r-m , which can express the meaning of what is forbidden, restricted and sacred, a space that should be

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The Interaction between Language and Ritual in the Pilgrimage of Shabe-Arus (Wedding Night)

An Anthropological Comprehension of the Mystical and Transnational Role of the Persian Language in Konya, Turkey

Alireza Hassanzadeh and Somayeh Karimi

calamity and death (see Kuhn 2013: 83 ). The mystical context of the Wedding Night ritual is one of the best examples of a multisensory atmosphere in which ritual and literature (Persian language) are linked. In other perspectives of Iranian culture, in

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Everyday Diplomacy

Introduction to Special Issue

Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez-Tirado, and David Henig

: University of California Press . 10.1525/9780520947573 Bateson , M. 1979 . ‘This Figure of Tinsel’: A Study of Themes of Hypocrisy and Pessimism in Iranian Culture . Daedalus 11 ( 1 ): 125 – 134 . Barth , F. 1959 . Segmentary Opposition and