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Review: Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran

Published: April 2012
Extent: 218 pages
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Ashgate

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Edited by Tara Povey, University of Sydney, Australia and Elaheh Rostami-Povey, University of London, UK
This book examines the women’s movement in Iran and its role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. Looking at examples from politics, law, employment, environment, media and religion and the struggle for democracy, this book demonstrates how material conditions have important social and political consequences for the lives of women in Iran and exposes the need to challenge the dominant theoretical perspectives on gender and Islam. 
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