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Masoudi Nejad, Reza (2018) The Rite of Urban Passage: The Spatial Ritualization of Iranian Urban Transformation. New York: Berghahn. (Articulating Journeys: Festivals, Memorials, and Homecomings)

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The Iranian city experienced a major transformation when the Pahlavi Dynasty initiated a project of modernization in the 1920s.The Rite of Urban Passage investigates this process by focusing on the spatial dynamics of Muharram processions, a ritual that commemorates the tragic massacre of Hussein and his companions in 680 CE. In doing so, this volume offers not only an alternative approach to understanding the process of urban transformation, but also a spatial genealogy of Muharram rituals that provides a platform for developing a fresh spatial approach to ritual studies.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
ISBN: 9781785339769
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2024 08:07
Related URLs: https://www.ber ... tle/MasoudiRite (Publisher URL)
https://www.jst ... ble/j.ctvw04hvn (Publisher URL)

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