Conceiving Citizens: Women and the Politics of Motherhood in Iran

Conceiving Citizens: Women and the Politics of Motherhood in Iran

by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195308860
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/14/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet is Associate Professor of History and director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation, 1804-1946.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Hygiene and Citizenship Chapter 1 Healing Iran: Hygiene and Social Change in the Qajar Era Chapter 2 Population Politics: Epidemics and the "Crisis" of Midwifery Part Two: Marriage, Maternity, and Sexuality Chapter 3 From Celibacy to Companionship: The Evolution of Persian Marriages Chapter 4 Sexual Mores, Social Lives: Maternalism and Venereal Disease Chapter 5 Giving Birth: Modern Nursing and Reproductive Politics Chapter 6 Schooling Mothers: Patriotic Education and Women's 'Renewal'
Chapter 7 Defrocking the Nation: Unveiling and the Politics of Dress Part Three: Politics and Reproduction Chapter 8 From Mothers to Voters: Suffrage, Literacy, and Family Dynamics Chapter 9 Managing Birth: Family Planning and Healthcare Chapter 10 Civil Liberties, Civic Wombs: Women in the Islamic Republic Epilogue Notes Bibliography

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