Women, Work and Islamism: Ideology & Resistance in Iran


This book explores Islamism in practice and looks at the influence of state, economy and religion on women in Iran. Drawing on original research into women’s participation in the work force, the author shows how the Islamization of state and society which followed the 1979 revolution involved an attempt by the Islamic state to seclude women within the home. Its power to transform gender relations, however, was constrained by many factors–the Iran-Iraq war, economic restructuring, and women’s varied responses to oppression. In 1999, women’s participation in the labor force is greater than it was before the revolution, and gender consciousness is at a higher level than at the height of westernization in the 1960s and 70s.

Author: Maryam Poya
ISBN: 0195794451-9780195794458
Binding: Hardback, 204, Pages
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Weight 0.46 kg
Dimensions 22.4 × 14.4 × 1.7 cm