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Among the Iranians : a guide to Iran's culture and customs

Author: Sofia A Koutlaki
Publisher: Boston ; London : Intercultural Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique insight into the everyday reality of life in Iran. In the wake of the media focus on Iran's nuclear technology development and its place in Middle East politics, the West continues its quest to understand this paradoxical nation, its politics, yes, but also its people, their culture, and even their everyday customs and rituals.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sofia A Koutlaki
ISBN: 9781931930901 1931930902
OCLC Number: 449857203
Description: xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Getting there --
Relationships and "face" --
Minding your Ps and Qs --
In his name: religion and calendrical feasts --
The world of work and business --
Dress and make-up --
From the cradle to the grave: education and health --
Partners in joy and sorrow --
The food of love --
Going places, doing things --
The soul of the nation --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: Iran: a brief history --
Appendix B: The solar and lunar calendars and public holidays --
Appendix C: The holy imams.
Responsibility: Sofia A. Koutlaki.
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In Among the Iranians, Greek-born author Sofia A. Koutlaki shares the lessons she's learned firsthand as a foreigner living in Tehran. Through memorable anecdotes and in-depth explanations of Iranian  Read more...

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Sofia Koutlaki has opened a winddow onto ordinary Iranians and their everyday lives. She takes us inside the home, but also out into public spaces, and shows us, with love, an Iran rarely seen by Read more...

 
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