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The Women Of Karbala

The Women Of Karbala

by Kamran Scot Aghaie
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ISBN-13: 9780292709591
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

KAMRAN SCOT AGHAIE is Assistant Professor of Islamic and Iranian History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

  • A Note on Transliteration
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Gendered Aspects of the Emergence and Historical Development of Shi'i Symbols and Rituals
  • Kamran Scot Aghaie
  • Part 1: Iran
    • Chapter 1. Ta'ziyeh: A Twist of History in Everyday Life (Negar Mottahedeh)
    • Chapter 2. The Gender Dynamics of Moharram Rituals in the Latter Years of Qajar Rule (Kamran Scot Aghaie)
    • Chapter 3. "Oh, My Heart Is Sad. It Is Moharram, the Month of Zaynab": The Role of Aesthetics and Women's Mourning Ceremonies in Shiraz (Ingvild Flaskerud)
    • Chapter 4. The Daughters of Karbala: Images of Women in Popular Shi'i Culture in Iran (Faegheh Shirazi)
    • Chapter 5. Iconography of the Women of Karbala: Tiles, Murals, Stamps, and Posters (Peter J. Chelkowski)
  • Part 2: The Arab World, South Asia, and the United States of America
    • Chapter 6. Sakineh, The Narrator of Karbala: An Ethnographic Description of a Women's Majles Ritual in Pakistan (Shemeem Burney Abbas)
    • Chapter 7. Sayyedeh Zaynab: The Conqueror of Damascus and Beyond (Syed Akbar Hyder)
    • Chapter 8. Gender and Moharram Rituals in an Isma'ili Sect of South Asian Muslims (Rehana Ghadially)
    • Chapter 9. Women of Karbala Moving to America: Shi'i Rituals in Iran, Pakistan, and California (Mary Elaine Hegland)
    • Chapter 10. Women's Religious Rituals in Iraq (Elizabeth Warnock Fernea and Basima Q. Bezirgan)
    • Chapter 11. From Mourning to Activism: Sayyedeh Zaynab, Lebanese Shi'i Women, and the Transformation of Ashura (Lara Z. Deeb)
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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