Beyond Religious Devotion: The Complexities of Women's Rituals in Iran.

September 30, 2015
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall
Afsane Rezai

 The Department of Comparative Studies presents
2015-16 Comparative Studies Lectures and Colloquia

Afsane Rezaei, “Beyond Religious Devotion: The Complexities of Women's Rituals in Iran."

"Women’s religious rituals are often framed as performances that bring women together in a harmonious setting where they practice their religion and form a sense of community. This talk focuses on women’s Rowze in Iran to problematize such reductive images and demonstrate that ritual participants are by no means a collective group in terms of religious belief, socio-economic status, or political orientation. It further argues that the ritual goes well beyond the religious performance and becomes a site for women to perform their financial capabilities and to engage in competitive reputation building."

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30