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Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran
     

Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran

by Parvin Paidar, Julia A. Clancy-Smith, Charles Tripp
 

ISBN-10: 0521473403

ISBN-13: 9780521473408

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a comprehensive and original analysis, Parvin Paidar considers the role of women in the political process of twentieth-century Iran and demonstrates how political reorganisation has redefined their position. Challenging the view expressed by conventional scholarship which emphasises the marginalisation of Muslim women, the author asserts that gender issues are

Overview

In a comprehensive and original analysis, Parvin Paidar considers the role of women in the political process of twentieth-century Iran and demonstrates how political reorganisation has redefined their position. Challenging the view expressed by conventional scholarship which emphasises the marginalisation of Muslim women, the author asserts that gender issues are right at the heart of the political process in Iran. The implications of the study bear on the position of women throughout the Middle East and in the developing countries generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473408
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series , #1
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Marginalisation of gender and approaches to women in Middle Eastern studies; Part I. The Discourse of Modernity: 1. Social diversity on women's issues in nineteenth-century Iran; 2. Women and the ear of constitutionalism; 3. Women and the era of nation building; 4. Women and the era of nationalism; 5. Women and the era of modernisation; Part II. The Discourse of Revolution: 6. Gender as a revolutionary discourse; 7. Women and the political transition from modernisation to Islamisation; Part III. The Discourse of Islamisation: 8. The Islamic construction of family; 9. Women and national participation in the Islamic Republic; 10. Policing the family; Conclusion.

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