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The Politics of Women's Rights in Iran

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In The Politics of Women's Rights in Iran, Arzoo Osanloo explores how Iranian women understand their rights. After the 1979 revolution, Iranian leaders transformed the state into an Islamic republic. At that time, the country's leaders used a renewed discourse of women's rights to symbolize a shift away from the excesses of Western liberalism. Osanloo reveals that the postrevolutionary republic blended practices of a liberal republic with Islamic principles of equality. Her ethnographic study illustrates how women's claims of rights emerge from a hybrid discourse that draws on both liberal individualism and Islamic ideals. Osanloo takes the reader on a journey through numerous sites where rights are being produced--including Qur'anic reading groups, Tehran's family court, and law offices--as she sheds light on the fluid and constructed nature of women's perceptions of rights. In doing so, Osanloo unravels simplistic dichotomies between so-called liberal, universal rights and insular, local culture. The Politics of Women's Rights in Iran casts light on a contemporary non-Western understanding of the meaning behind liberal rights, and raises questions about the misunderstood relationship between modernity and Islam.

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400833160
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Women's rights
Author:
Osanloo, Arzoo
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Islamic modernism
Subject:
Khatami, Muhammad
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Middle East-Iran/Persia
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
Subject:
Social Science : Islamic Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Publication Date:
March 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
Religion » Islam » General

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