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Public history and the production of the "culture of Shiraz"

Setrag Manoukian

Title:
Public history and the production of the "culture of Shiraz"
Author(s):
Manoukian, Setrag
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Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Geographic Area:
Middle East
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
The project examines the production of historical knowledge in contemporary Shiraz, focusing on several "cultural activities" such as restorations, publications and events. Discussing the strategies of different state and municipal institutions as well as the particular expressive modalities through which the past is constructed and inscribed on urban space, I underlie the conflicted character of these dynamics and argue that the production of public history in Iran is best understood as a series of interventions instituting a system of dispersion rather than the reworking of a stable national imagination.
Subject(s):
Islamic civilization
Islam--Customs and practices
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Suggested Citation:
Setrag Manoukian, , Public history and the production of the "culture of Shiraz", Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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