Prestige and piety in the Iranian synagogue

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Loeb, Laurence D.
Title Prestige and piety in the Iranian synagogue
Date 1978
Description Among Iranian Jews, long deprived of meaningful political power and afraid to conspicuously display material wealth, relative prestige became more valued that authority of opulence. The synagogue provides the traditional public forum where meaningful interaction among its members reinforces rand differences. Through a network of concerns centering upon the apportioning of ritual honors, the synagogue provides mechanisms fro limited social mobility. This paper examines the processes of selecting the recipients of these honors, the strategies of participation and their manipulation by the potential social climber.
Type Text
Publisher The George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research
Subject Shirazi Jewish Socieity
Subject LCSH Social mobility; Jews, Iranian
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © 1978 The George Washington University Institute for Ethongraphic Reseach. All rights reserved.
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