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Author Barry, James, 1982- author
Title Armenian Christians in Iran : ethnicity, religion, and identity in the Islamic Republic / James Barry
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DS269.A75 B37 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020584926
 Ethnology Library  DS269.A75 B37 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020890779
Descript xi, 312 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299) and index
Iranism, Islam and Armenian-ness in Iran -- Education and the construction of Armenian Iran -- Discrimination, status and response -- Stereotyping and identity -- Performing Armenian-ness in Tehran -- Identity and emigration
"Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has promoted a Shi'a Islamic identity aimed at transcending ethnic and national boundaries. During the same period, Iran's Armenian community, once a prominent Christian minority in Tehran, has declined by more than 80%. Although the Armenian community is recognised by the constitution and granted specific privileges under Iranian law, they do not share equal rights with their Shi'i Muslim compatriots. Drawing upon interviews conducted with members of the Armenian community and using sources in both Persian and Armenian languages, this book questions whether the Islamic Republic has failed or succeeded in fostering a cohesive identity which enables non- Muslims to feel a sense of belonging in this Islamic Republic . As state identities are also often key in exacerbating ethnic conflict, this book probes into the potential cleavage points for future social conflict in Iran"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Armenians -- Iran
Armenians -- Iran -- Ethnic identity
Armenians -- Iran -- Religion
Christians -- Iran
Iran -- Ethnic relations
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