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Author Fischer, Michael M. J., 1946- author.

Title Debating Muslims : cultural dialogues in postmodernity and tradition / Michael M.J. Fischer and Mehdi Abedi.

Publication Info. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1990.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  297.82 F529D    Check Shelf
Description xxxvi, 564 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series New directions in anthropological writing
New directions in anthropological writing.
Note Includes glossary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-544) and index.
Contents Part I. Oral life worlds. 1. Shiʻite socialization in Pahlavi Iran : autobiographical Sondages in a postmodern world ---- Part II. Texts, Con-texts, and pre-texts. 2. Qurʼanic dialogics : Islamic poetics and politics for Muslims and for us --- 3. Fear of différance : the Hajj "rodeo" --- 4. Social change and the mirrors of tradition : Baha'is of Yazd ---- Part II. Shifting ritual grounds (To Houston). 5. Diasporas : re-membering and re-creating ---- Part VI. Visual projects. 6. Concluding notes : autographically changing Iran-minor media and bicultural graphics --- 7. Postcriptural parergon : Bombay talkies, the word and the world : Salman Rusdie's Satanic Verses ---- Appendixes. 1. Alternative Traditional Orderings of the Qur'an --- 2. The Ring, Octagon, or Eight Propositions of Political Wisdom --- 3. The Imam's Blasphemystic Ghazal.
Summary In a world of multinational commerce, satellite broadcasting, migration, terrorism, and global arms dealing, what is said and how it is said in one society can no longer be isolated from what is said and how it is said in another. Debating Muslims focuses on Iranian culture, Shiite Islam, and Iranians in the United States, offering an experiment in postmodern ethnography and an invitation to think in a multifaceted way about Islam in the contemporary world. -- Publisher description.
Subject Shīʻah -- Iran.
Shiites -- United States.
Iran -- Social life and customs.
Shīʻah -- History -- 20th century.
Iranians -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Iranians -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00978824
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Shīʻah. (OCoLC)fst01117946
Shiites. (OCoLC)fst01115976
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Islam. (DE-588)4027743-4
Politik. (DE-588)4046514-7
Schiiten. (DE-588)4052455-3
Sozialer Wandel. (DE-588)4077587-2
Iran. (DE-588)4027653-3
United States. (DE-588)4078704-7
Chiisme -- Iran.
Chiisme -- 20e siècle.
Iraniens -- États-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Chiites -- États-Unis.
Chiites -- Etats-Unis -- 20e siècle.
Iran -- Moeurs et coutumes.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Indexed Term Iran Social life and customs
Iranians Social life and customs United States
Shiites United States
Shīʻah History 20th century
Shīʻah Iran
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Abedi, Mehdi, joint author.
Other Form: Online version: Fischer, Michael M.J., 1946- Debating Muslims. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1990 (OCoLC)642405392
ISBN 0299124304
0299124347 (pbk.)
9780299124342 (pbk.)
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