Reclaiming The Faravahar
Title
Reclaiming The Faravahar
Subtitle
Zoroastrian Survival in Contemporary Tehran
ISBN
9789400601871
Format
eBook PDF (Adobe DRM)
Number of pages
224
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
chapter 1 – Background, Questions, and Theory
chapter 2 – The Preterrain of Fieldwork in Iran
chapter 3 – The Ritual Construction of an Alternative Religious Space
chapter 4 – Claiming Authenticity in Shi.i-Dominated Iranian Culture
chapter 5 – The Performance of Difference and Similarity
chapter 6 – Religious Rationalization and Revivalism
chapter 7 – Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Navid Fozi

Reclaiming The Faravahar

Zoroastrian Survival in Contemporary Tehran

Reclaiming the Faravahar is an ethnographic study of the contemporary Zoroastrians in Tehran. It examines many public discursive and ritual performances to show how they utilize national, religious, and ethnic categories to frame the Zoroastrian identity within the longstanding conflict between Iranian Shi.a and Arab Sunnis, defining and defending Zoroastrians’ identity and values in Shi.i dominated Iran.
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Author

Navid Fozi

Navid Fozi is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar conducting fieldwork on Iranian diaspora in Malaysia and holds a PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Boston University.