'Ashura in Sydney

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dc.contributor.author Tabar, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-31T11:59:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-31T11:59:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2002
dc.date.issued 2016-03-31
dc.identifier.issn 0725-6868 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3472
dc.description.abstract 'Ashura is a Shi'i religious ceremony organised yearly by the Moslem Shi'is around the world. The Shi'is in Sydney have been commemorating 'Ashura in an increasingly elaborate and sophisticated manner. The aim of this paper is to examine the formal and symbolic transformation of the ceremony in the context of migration and in particular the way it comes to articulate elements of the "migrant conditions". Along with its highly dramatic content, 'Ashura in Sydney is transformed into a practice where the ethnic identity of Shi'i migrants is reproduced and at the same time modified to come to terms with the conditions of living in a new urban environment. In an increasingly globalised world, local and global factors are appropriated in the very process of celebrating 'Ashura and producing the Shi'i identity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title 'Ashura in Sydney en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A transformation of a religious ceremony in the context of a migrant society en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329060 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Intercultural Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 285-305 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256860216385 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tabar, P. (2002). 'Ashura in Sydney: a transformation of a religious ceremony in the context of a migrant society. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 23(3), 285-305. en_US
dc.author.email ptabar@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07256860216385

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