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Published in: Contemporary Islam 1/2014

01-01-2014

Review of Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Shi’i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film

London: I B Tauris, 2011. xvi+239 pp. ISBN 978-1-84885-510-6

Author: Negar Mottahedeh

Published in: Contemporary Islam | Issue 1/2014

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Nacim Pak-Shiraz’s monograph on the relation between Iranian Shi’ism and the cinema under the rule of the Islamic Republic aims to unpack religion as a category of analysis in the study of film. Her study raises a number of interesting questions. What constitutes religion in the scholarship about film both inside and outside Iran? How is Shi’ism understood by various factions of Iranian society? How does Shi’ism find expression in Iranian film? …
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Title
Review of Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Shi’i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film
London: I B Tauris, 2011. xvi+239 pp. ISBN 978-1-84885-510-6
Author
Negar Mottahedeh
Publication date
01-01-2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Published in
Contemporary Islam / Issue 1/2014
Print ISSN: 1872-0218
Electronic ISSN: 1872-0226
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11562-012-0204-0

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