The Inter-normativity and Upward Liminality

By Alireza Hassanzadeh.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies

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The system of norms can be divided into two non-state and state orders and laws. Due to the correlation between orders and identity, representation of this close tie can also be explored in literature. In pursuit of providing an overview of this relationship based on a diachronic approach, literature represents a field of anthropological knowledge. By reviewing Iranian literature, it becomes possible to review conflict and the co-existence of cultural components of identity and system of orders and to uncover the perception of a relationship between system of norms and identity. Iranian identity carries different elements and Iranian-Persian literature mirrors the relationship between these elements. This article attempts to explore this representation and presents two new terms by identifying how Iranian classic literature indicates the conflict and co-existence of norms and identity.Iinter-normativity and upward liminality could provide insight into non-state and state system of norms in Iran.

Keywords: Inter-Normativity, Upward Liminality, Iranian-Persian Literature

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Volume 8, Issue 3, December 2014, pp.13-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 2, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 496.438KB)).

Alireza Hassanzadeh

PhD Student of Anthropology, Excellence Cluster of Normative Orders, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany