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Persian linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, opera, ethnomusicology, Japan, Middle East

1971 …2018
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Research interests

  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Performance Studies
  • ethnomusicology
  • cognitive science
  • Iran
  • Middle East
  • Islam
  • Japan
  • South Asia
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Business Anthropology
  • ethnography
  • sociolinguistics
  • discourse analysis
  • linguistic pragmatics
  • international affairs
  • International relations
  • culture and politics

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Projects 2010 2011

Research Output 1971 2018

Understanding the Zār: An African-Iranian healing dance ritual

Beeman, W. O., Jan 1 2018, In : Anthropology of the Middle East. 13, 1, p. 69-81 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Persian Gulf
North Africa
East Africa

Iran and Central Asia

Beeman, W. O., 2017, Etiquette and Taboos Around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs. Taylor, K. & Williams, V. (eds.). Santa Barbara, CA : Greenwood Press, p. 145-150 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Iran and Kurdistan: A Studied Ambiguity

Beeman, W. O., 2017, The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism. Ahmed, M. M. A. & Gunter, M. M. (eds.). Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publications, p. 276-286

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Martyrdom, Shi’a Islam, Ta’ziyeh: Political Symbolism in Shi’a Islam

Beeman, W. O., 2017, Sacrifice and Death in Modern Islam. Hatina, M. & Litvak, M. (eds.). London: I.B. Tauris, p. 224-243 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Post-Revolutionary Iran: Democracy or Theocracy

Beeman, W. O., 2016, Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran. Monshipouri, M. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 37-62 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter