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Women and Politics in Iran Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling

ISBN-10: 052183581X

ISBN-13: 9780521835817

Edition: 2007

Authors: Hamideh Sedghi

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Why were urban women veiled in the early 1900s, unveiled from 1936 to 1979, and reveiled after the 1979 revolution? This question forms the basis of Hamideh Sedghi's original and unprecedented contribution to politics and Middle Eastern studies. Using primary and secondary sources, Sedghi offers new knowledge on women's agency in relation to state power. In this rigorous analysis she places contention over women at the centre of the political struggle between secular and religious forces and demonstrates that control over women's identities, sexuality, and labor has been central to the consolidation of state power. Sedghi links politics and culture with economics to present an integrated analysis of the private and public lives of different classes of women and their modes of resistance to state power.
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List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Transliteration and References
Introduction
Women in Early Twentieth-Century Iran
The Qajar Dynasty, Patriarchal Households, and Women
Veiling
Women and Work
Women and Religion
National and International Politics
The Constitutional Revolution and Women's Participation
Reforms and Men's, Not Women's, Suffrage
Feminism
Women in the Kingdom of the Peacock Throne
The Pahlavi Dynasty as a Centralizing Patriarchy
Reza Shah: Power and Politics
State-Building, Westernization, Repression, and Emasculation
Women's Work, Education, and Legal Reforms
Independent Women's Activities and "State Feminism"
Unveiling
World War II, Dynastic Changes, and New Feminisms
Defeat of Women's Suffrage, Mosaddegh, and the CIA Coup
Economic Development and the Gender Division of Labor
Integration into World Capitalism
The Shah and Economic Development
Urbanization
The Gender Division of Labor: The Household
The Gender Division of Labor: The Labor Force
Division of Labor by Major Economic Sectors and Class
The Industrial Sector and Women
The Service Sector and Women
Division of Labor by Marital Status and Life Cycle
The State and Gender: Repression, Reform, and Family Legislation
The State and Gender
State-Religion Conflict
The White Revolution and the Opposition
The Family Protection Laws
Adultery, Rape, and Prostitution in the Penal Code
Women and Labor Legislation
Women and the State
Women's Suffrage and Political Inequality
Women's Agency
Conformist Women
Elite Women
Women's Organization of Iran
Women in the State Apparatus
Nonconformist Women
Secular Left Women
Secular Independent Women
Women of the Religious Opposition
Women in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Women, the 1979 Revolution, and the Restructuring of Patriarchy
The Revolution and Its Discontents
State-Building, Islamization, and Gender
Reveiling
Sexuality, Mobilization, and Gender Police
The Gender Division of Labor
International Political Economy and Economic Changes
Shifts in the Gender Division of Labor
Women's Labor
The Household
The Marketplace
The Informal Labor Market
Contradictions
Politics and Women's Resistance
Women's Resistance
Opponent Women
Revolutionaries
Rebels
Reformers
Proponent Women
Devouts
Trespassers
Conclusion
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Interviews
Documents, Books, and Articles
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Films, Videos, Radio Reports, and Web Sites
Index