Book

Culture, performance and communication in Iran

Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (1) • Published In 1982 • Pages: xix, 223

By: Beeman, William O..

Abstract
This book is a collection of previously published articles on a variety of subjects. Beeman's major research focus is on interpersonal behavior and language use (see document no. 79), which some of the articles here address. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides theoretical background. The second section discusses different kinds of musical and dramatic performances, including the famous Shi'a passion drama of Ta'ziyeh. The third section interprets the Iranian Revolution (1978-1978) in terms of performance and attributes much of its success to the ability of the Imans to manipulate religious symbols in the resistance against the Shah and the United States.
Subjects
Phonology
External trade
Humor
Music
Drama
Social relationships and groups
Etiquette
External relations
Revolution
Theological systems
culture
Iran
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Middle East
Sub Region
Middle East
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2005
Coverage Date
1960-1982
Coverage Place
Iran
Notes
by William O. Beeman
'Symbolism and world view in Asia and Africa.'
Includes bibliographies
LCCN
2002401778
LCSH
Iranians/Communication--Iran/Communication--Social aspects--Iran/Culture--Semiotic models/Symbolism in communication--Iran/Iran--Social life and customs