Reconstructed Lives: Women and Irans Islamic Revolution Haleh Esfandiari

ISBN: 9780801856198

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Reconstructed Lives: Women and Irans Islamic Revolution  by  Haleh Esfandiari

Reconstructed Lives: Women and Irans Islamic Revolution by Haleh Esfandiari
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The Islamic revolution of 1979 transformed all areas of Iranian life. For women, the consequences were extensive and profound, as the state set out to reverse legal and social rights women had won and to dictate many aspects of womens lives,MoreThe Islamic revolution of 1979 transformed all areas of Iranian life. For women, the consequences were extensive and profound, as the state set out to reverse legal and social rights women had won and to dictate many aspects of womens lives, including what they could study and how they must dress and relate to men.Reconstructed Lives presents Iranian women telling in their own words what the revolution attempted and how they responded.

Through a series of interviews with professional and working women in Iran—doctors, lawyers, writers, professors, secretaries, businesswomen—Haleh Esfandiari gathers dramatic accounts of what has happened to their lives as women in an Islamic society.She and her informants describe the strategies by which women try to and sometimes succeed in subverting the states agenda.

Esfandiari also provides historical background on the womens movement in Iran. She finds evidence in Irans experience that even women from traditional and working classes do not easily surrender rights or access they have gained to education, career opportunities, and a public role.



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