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Stewart, Sarah (2016) 'Ideas of Self-Definition Among Zoroastrians of Post-Revolutionary Iran.' In: Williams, Alan, 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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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: © 2016 Sarah Stewart. This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 18:45

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