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Of Sound and Movement: Sufism and Place-making in Post-revolutionary Iran

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

White Hall, 110
123 Central Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Sufism is often understood as the form of Islam most disengaged from the social arena. For contemporary Sufi orders in Iran, however, mystical epistemologies are utilized to navigate the realm of the everyday. This talk will analyze one such instance where Iranian Sufis draw upon classical theories of wandering and listening to guide them in navigating the local politics of an Iranian city

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