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Nouvelles spiritualités en Iran : Des consommatrices en quête de bonheur, de perfection et d’ascension sociale

Abstract : In recent decades, despite the omnipresence of Shia Islam, Iran has seen the development of many groups advocating what can be called new spiritualities. These groups, which are generally based on an amalgam of modern psychology and traditional mysticism, combine mystical spiritual practices with a quest for prosperity and perfection. They meet certain expectations specific to the female audience of the middle classes: a desire for emancipation in the face of the constraints of the official religion without departing from fundamental religious beliefs, and the desire to overcome the relative lack of educational capital through certain techniques. We thus have an example of a meeting between, on the one hand, a relatively alternative spiritual offer in Iran, via a syncretic package of beliefs and rituals, and, on the other hand, the aspiration of women often occupying an “in-between” social position to stand out and rise socially.
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Behnaz Khosravi. Nouvelles spiritualités en Iran : Des consommatrices en quête de bonheur, de perfection et d’ascension sociale. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, Éditions de l’EHESS, 2020, pp.139-156. ⟨10.4000/assr.50237⟩. ⟨halshs-02531728⟩

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