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Women and Politics in Iran: Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling



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…


Women And Politics In Iran

ISBN 10 : 9781139463720
ISBN 13 : 1139463721

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 u..



The Routledge International Handbook To Veils And Veiling

ISBN 10 : 9781317041139
ISBN 13 : 1317041135

Veils and veiling are controversial topics in social and political life, generating debates across the world. The veil is enmeshed within a complex web of relations encompassing po..


The Veil

ISBN 10 : 0520250400
ISBN 13 : 9780520250406

Veiling is a globally polarizing issue, a locus for the struggle between Islam and the West and between contemporary and traditional interpretations of Islam. This book examines th..


Conceiving Citizens

ISBN 10 : 9780195308860
ISBN 13 : 0195308867

The role of women in Iran has commonly been viewed solely through the lens of religion, symbolized by veiled females subordinated by society. In this work, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, ..


Veiled Figures

ISBN 10 : 9781442637238
ISBN 13 : 1442637234

In Veiled Figures, Teresa Heffernan explores how the clash of civilizations is perpetuated by the rhetoric of veiling and unveiling...


Equal Rights Is Our Minimum Demand

ISBN 10 : 9780761372738
ISBN 13 : 0761372733

On June 12, 2005, hundreds of women gathered outside Tehran University in Tehran, Iran. These women were protesting an issue that Iranian women have battled for more than one hundr..


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