Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran

Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran

by Parvin Paidar
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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

List of plates
Preface
Acknowledgements
Transliteration and references
Introduction: Marginalisation of gender and approaches to women in Middle Eastern Studies1
Pt. IThe discourse of modernity25
1Social diversity on women's issues in nineteenth-century Iran30
2Women and the era of constitutionalism50
3Women and the era of nation building78
4Women and the era of nationalism118
5Women and the era of modernisation147
Pt. 2The discourse of revolution183
6Gender as a revolutionary discourse190
7Women and the political transition from modernisation to Islamisation221
Pt. 3The discourse of Islamisation263
8The Islamic construction of family267
9Women and national participation in the Islamic Republic303
10Policing the family336
Conclusion: Summary of themes and issues356
Glossary364
References368
Index391

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