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2018, ISBN 9780691163772, xiv, 295 pages
What do the occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, and appeals to saintly powers have to do with rationality? Since the late nineteenth century,... 
Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis) | Islamic occultism | Metaphysics | Islam and science | Mysticism | Islam | Mysticism-Islam | Islam and science-Iran | Iran | Sociology | Religion | Anthropology
Book
American Ethnologist, ISSN 0094-0496, 05/2019, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp. 176 - 189
ABSTRACT Since the turn of the 21st century, many middle‐class Iranians have turned to the Islamic tradition of occult sciences to find solutions to difficult... 
Traditions
Journal Article
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ISSN 1089-201X, 12/2019, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 543 - 545
Abstract This afterword comments on the three articles in the special section titled “Islam and Regimes of Evidence.” Drawing on the Bakhtin circle's theory of... 
Journal Article
AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST, ISSN 0094-0496, 05/2019, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp. 176 - 189
Since the turn of the 21st century, many middle-class Iranians have turned to the Islamic tradition of occult sciences to find solutions to difficult life... 
ANTHROPOLOGY
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Comparative studies in society and history, ISSN 0010-4175, 04/2016, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp. 322 - 349
This article examines some aspects of the reception of French Spiritism and psychical research in twentieth century Iran: its promotion by Iranian modernist... 
Iran | Psychic phenomena
Journal Article
Comparative Studies in Society and History, ISSN 0010-4175, 04/2016, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp. 322 - 349
This article examines some aspects of the reception of French Spiritism and psychical research in twentieth century Iran: its promotion by Iranian modernist... 
ANTHROPOLOGY | HISTORY | SOCIOLOGY | Appropriation | Law | War | Research | French language | Ethics | 20th century | Morality | Language history | Islam | Reforms | Intellectuals | Scientists | Power | Modernism | Philosophy | Psychic phenomena | World War II | Communication
Journal Article
American Anthropologist, ISSN 0002-7294, 12/2004, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp. 651 - 662
Journal Article
American Anthropologist, ISSN 0002-7294, 12/2004, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp. 651 - 662
This article is an ethnographic study of Persian‐language weblogs (blogs), focusing on a divisive argument among Iranian bloggers that came to be known as the... 
social status | computer‐mediated communication | speech genres | Iran | weblogs | Persian language (Modern) | ethnographic approach | stylistics | weblog
Journal Article
American anthropologist, ISSN 0002-7294, 12/2004, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp. 651 - 662
This article is an ethnographic study of Persian-language weblogs (blogs), focusing on a divisive argument among Iranian bloggers that came to be known as the... 
Blogs
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KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge, ISSN 2473-599X, 09/2018, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 229 - 247
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American Anthropologist, ISSN 0002-7294, 01/2004, Volume 106, Issue 4, pp. 651 - 662
This article is an ethnographic study of Persian-language weblogs (blogs), focusing on a divisive argument among Iranian bloggers that came to be known as the... 
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Shii Studies Review, ISSN 2468-2462, 03/2017, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, pp. 277 - 282
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03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter examines the frictions that exist between nongovernmental projects for promoting piety and those initiatives that are explicitly aligned with the... 
friends of God | discretion | Religious Studies | hagiographic writing | Shaykh Jaʻfar Mojtahedi | hagiographies | piety | Shaykh Rajab ʻAli the tailor | ethics | representation | marvels
Book Chapter
03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter examines one key question haunting modern Shiʻi hagiographies and its political implications: what qualifies a person as a friend of God or,... 
friends of God | Religious Studies | Shaykh Jaʻfar Mojtahedi | Shaykh Rajab ʻAli | political allegiance | hagiographies | mysticism | piety | Sufism
Book Chapter
03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter narrates a woman's spiritual journey that set the stage for her embrace of Cosmic Mysticism. The woman, Arezu Khanum, experienced two dramatic... 
mystical sensibility | Religious Studies | metatherapy | Cosmic Mysticism | metaphysics | spirituality | religion | scientific truth | quantum physics
Book Chapter
03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
As a figure of many imagined transgressions—of piety, civility, rationality, and good taste—the rammal inspires near-universal revulsion and condemnation.... 
Religious Studies
Book Chapter
03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter examines the Iranian state's attempts over the past century to eliminate the practices of rammals as threats to public order. Rammals are known to... 
punishment | criminalization | Religious Studies | occult | civil order | fraud | rammal | public order | Islamic Republic | ulama
Book Chapter
03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter examines the place of personal experience in contemporary Iranian spirituality, What is known as “experience” is equivalent to the Persian word... 
personal experience | religiosity | Religious Studies | Mostafa Malekiyan | religious experience | Abdol-Karim Soroush | tajrobeh | Erlebnis | spirituality | heart | Arezu Khanum
Book Chapter
03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter introduces one of Sayyed Ahmad Yazdi's clients, a retired officer in the police force of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Brigadier General ʻAli... 
police | Iran | Islam | Religious Studies | occult | rammal | ʻAli Shirazi | virtuous caution | rationality | Islamic Republic | ethicolegal reasoning
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03/2018, ISBN 0691163774
This chapter examines how the mystic, as represented in his hagiographies, has managed to purify his conscience through arduous spiritual exercise, how this... 
mystics | insight | Religious Studies | conscience | hagiographies | extrasensory vision | sin | piety | spirituality | virtue | God
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