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The Resource Power, legitimacy and the public sphere : the Iranian ta'ziyeh theatre ritual, Amin Sharifi Isaloo

Power, legitimacy and the public sphere : the Iranian ta'ziyeh theatre ritual, Amin Sharifi Isaloo

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Power, legitimacy and the public sphere : the Iranian ta'ziyeh theatre ritual
Title
Power, legitimacy and the public sphere
Title remainder
the Iranian ta'ziyeh theatre ritual
Statement of responsibility
Amin Sharifi Isaloo
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A ground-breaking study of political transformations in non-Western societies, this book applies anthropological, sociological and political concepts to the recent history of Iran to explore the role played by a ritual theatrical performance (Ta’ziyeh) and its symbols on the construction of public mobilisations. With particular attention to three formative phases – the 1978–79 Islamic Revolution, the 1980–88 Iran–Iraq War, and the 2009 Green Movement - the author concentrates on the relations between symbols of the ritual performance and the public sphere to shed light on the ways in which the symbols of Ta’ziyeh were used to claim political legitimacy. Thus, the book elucidates how symbols and images of a ritual performance can be utilised by ‘tricksters’, such as political actors and fanatical religious leaders, to take advantage of the prolongation of a state of transition within a society, and so manipulate the public in order to mobilise crowds and movements to fulfil their own interests and concerns. An insightful analysis of political mobilisation explained in terms of a set of interrelated master concepts such as 'liminality', 'trickster' and 'schismogenesis', Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere integrates theoretical, empirical and 'diagnostic' perspectives in order to investigate and illustrate links between the public sphere and religious and cultural rituals. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, politics and anthropology with interests in social theory, public mobilisations and political transformation
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Isaloo, Amin Sharifi,
Dewey number
891.552
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary liminality
Series volume
2
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  • Taʻziyah
  • Iran
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Power, legitimacy and the public sphere : the Iranian ta'ziyeh theatre ritual, Amin Sharifi Isaloo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985283856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 163 pages
Isbn
9781138213883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985283856
Label
Power, legitimacy and the public sphere : the Iranian ta'ziyeh theatre ritual, Amin Sharifi Isaloo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985283856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 163 pages
Isbn
9781138213883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985283856

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