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Stewart, Sarah (2016) 'Ideas of Self-Definition Among Zoroastrians of Post-Revolutionary Iran.' In: Williams, Alan and Stewart, Sarah and Hintze, Almut, (eds.), The Zoroastrian Flame: Exploring Religion, History and Tradition. London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 353-370.

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Abstract

Research into religious minorities in Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 has been fragmentary and rarely includes the personal testimony that encompasses memory, lived experience, devotional life and religious views. This Chapter draws on interviews conducted with members of Zoroastrian communities over the past seven years in cities, towns and villages in Iran to illuminate some of the changes to religious and social life that have take place since that time. Questions raised include what it means to be Zoroastrian in Iran today, how do Zoroastrians negotiate their minority status in order to survive as a community, what sets them apart from their fellow Iranians and what are the shared identities that separate them from Zoroastrians outside Iran.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
ISBN: 9781784536336
Copyright Statement: Copyright Editorial Selection and Introduction © 2016 Alan Williams, Sarah Stewart and Almut Hintze
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 18:45
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22322

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