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Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran : Cambridge Middle East Studies - Parvin Paidar

Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran

Cambridge Middle East Studies

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1995
ISBN: 9780521473408
Number Of Pages: 422

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In a challenging and authoritative analysis of the role of Iranian women in the political process, Parvin Paidar considers the ways they have been affected by the evolutionary and revolutionary transformations of twentieth-century Iran. In so doing, she demonstrates how political reorganisation has of necessity redefined the position of women, and that, contrary to the view of conventional scholarship, gender issues are fundamental to the political process in contemporary Iran. The implications of the study bear on the broader issues of women in the Middle East and the developing countries generally.

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'Histories of modern Iran and the 1979 revolution in particular have dealt with gender marginally. Parvin Paidar's lucid study successfully demonstrates the centrality of women in the political process.' Shusha Guppy, The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Paidar is a scholarly and thorough academic whose research covers an extensive range of Iranian and Western sources.' Haleh Afshar, Development and Change

Introduction: Marginalisation of gender and approaches to women in Middle Eastern studies
The Discourse of Modernity
Social diversity on women's issues in nineteenth-century Iran
Women and the ear of constitutionalism
Women and the era of nation building
Women and the era of nationalism
Women and the era of modernisation
The Discourse of Revolution
Gender as a revolutionary discourse
Women and the political transition from modernisation to Islamisation
The Discourse of Islamisation
The Islamic construction of family
Women and national participation in the Islamic Republic
Policing the family
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521473408
ISBN-10: 0521473403
Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 26th May 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.68

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