via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV/PEDRAM KHOSRONEJAD, NOVEMBER 2014:
NEW BOOK: Women‘s Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities: Methodological and theoretical challenges (Dec.2014). Pedram Khosronejad (ed.) (LIT. Bd. 1, 144 S., 29.90 EUR, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90605-2. Reihe: Iranian Studies (Vol. 1))
Reenacting the past, negotiating the present: ‘arus-i Qoraysh ritual of Iranian women
Sofrih and walima: food as ritual in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Gageriveh, Bakhtiari women’s lamentations: between self-suffering and tribal identity
Healing rituals among female Turkmens of Iran
Feelings, funerals and female Muslim-Hui in southwest Shandong China
Methodological implications of the researcher’s gender and religion: reflections on fieldwork with Sufi women in Istanbul
Women transferring Shia rituals in western Migrancy
In this volume the authors present and discuss different aspects of their field research and experience in regard to women‘s rituals and devotional practices. One of the main aims of this book is to broaden our understanding of women‘s devotional lives, as well as calling attention to their relation to general social change. Most of the contributions are based on field research, direct observation and participation in rituals. This gives the reader a unique opportunity to better understand methodological challenges related to gender issues and field research among Muslim communities.
Pedram Khosronejad is the Goli Rais Larizadeh Fellow of the Iran Heritage Foundation for the Anthropology of Iran in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews and Chief Editor of The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME).