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

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Afsane Rezai
April 11, 2016
1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall

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Add to Calendar 2016-04-11 13:00:00 2016-04-11 14:00:00 Beyond Religious Devotion: The Complexities of Women's Rituals in Iran.  The Department of Comparative Studies presents2015-16 Comparative Studies Lectures and ColloquiaAfsane 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." Comparative Studies Seminar Room, 451 Hagerty Hall Center for Folklore Studies patterson.493@osu.edu America/New_York public
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 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."