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Title

Ritual and Revolution in Iran

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1983

Publisher

Transaction Books

Abstract

Based on participant observation and anthropological fieldwork in an Iranian village (Aliabad") shows the connections between Shia Muslim rituals of Moharram commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Husein and his followers at Karbala, and politics, and espcially the Iranian Revolution of 1979.

Chapter of

Political Anthropology Volume II; Culture and Political Change

Editor

Myron J. Aronoff

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