Bahá'í Library Online
. . . .
.
>>   Theses
> add tags
Abstract:
An outsider's view of the role of ideologies in a postmodern era, focusing on Baha'i history, conversion narratives, ideology, and other competing philosophies. (Link to thesis, offsite.)
Notes:
Dissertation defended for Rice University, September 2010.

See also an interview with the author from Observatorio para las Relaciones Internacionales.

Purchase this thesis in its later published version at amazon.com, or see dissertation entry at gradworks.umi.com/34/21/3421441.html.


Bahá'ísm:
History, Transfiguration, Doxa

by Hutan Hejazi Martinez

2010-05
Abstract: Forty years ago the West was asking itself whether the world would be communist or capitalist. After the fall of communism and the triumph of global capitalism some have indicated that we live in an era without ideologies. My dissertation explores a religion, Baha’ism, comprised of six million adherents worldwide, and attempts to show that ideologies continue to be part of our modern (or postmodern) era. To do this I use recent academic contributions, such as Webb Keane’s semiotic ideology, and its informed by the philosophic explorations on ideology and utopia made by Karl Mannheim, Paul Ricoeur, Pierre Bourdieu, Louis Althusser and Slavoj Žižek, among others. This dissertation explores this religion’s history, conversion narratives, Baha’i doxa, and other competing narratives.
Because this PDF is large — 149 pages and 6MB — it is not automatically displayed on this webpage.

Click here to download it: scholarship.rice.edu/bitstream/handle/1911/61990/3421441.pdf.

Back to:   Theses
Home Site Map Forum Links Copyright About Contact
.
. .