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Yārsān of Iran, Socio-Political Changes and Migration

Authors: Hosseini, S. Behnaz

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  • Explores the evolution of Yārsāni religious thought and its affiliation with Islam
  • Examines how the experience of worship influences real life for the Yārsānis
  • Debates the current transformation and increased openness of Yārsāni religion
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This book examines how socio-political surroundings have affected the evolution of Yārsāni religious thought and why the Yārsāni religious belief, despite its fundamental disagreement with Islamic tenets, has been affiliated with Islam. It also considers the historical context and socio-religious milieu in which the Yārsāni belief appropriates religious forces to survive, how Yārsānis experience their religion in Islamic society, and what differences are significant in their lived experiences. The author explores how the experience of worship influences real life for the Yārsānis from the perspectives of sociology, behaviorism, content analysis, cultural studies and ethnography in Iran and diaspora with focus on Sweden. Yārsāni followers became known as those who “don’t tell secrets,” primarily because they were not allowed to promote and advertise their religion in public, but recently have started to reveal their religion, especially in social media. This book discovers the transformation of this religion, and in particular in which context an individual can change the content of religion, and bring about new ideas regarding religion and belief.


About the authors

S. Behnaz Hosseini is a visiting research fellow at FRSG with Institute of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK. Her research interests include religious minorities in Iran and Iraq, forced migration and integration. During her research she has been involved in multiple projects including “Trafficking and slavery under ISIS: Trauma and rehabilitation of Yezidi female survivors”, as well as “Analysis of Forced migration and displacement of Iraqi religious minorities in Austria”.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Yārsān of Iran, Socio-Political Changes and Migration
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2635-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2635-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2634-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 229
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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