1st Edition

Women, Religion and Culture in Iran

By Sarah Ansari, Vanessa Martin Copyright 2002
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979.

    Chapter 1 Introduction, Sarah Ansari; Chapter 2 Women, Shi?ism and Cuisine in Iran, Shireen Mahdavi; Chapter 3 CMS Women Missionaries in Iran, 1891–1934, Gulnar Eleanor Francis-Dehqani; Chapter 4 A Presbyterian Vocation to Reform Gender Relations in Iran, Michael Zirinsky; Chapter 5 Women and Journalism in Iran, Hossein Shahidi; Chapter 6 From the Royal Harem to a Post-modern Islamic Society, Anna Vanzan; Chapter 7 Gender and the Army of Knowledge in Pahlavi Iran, 1968–1979, Farian Sabahi; Chapter 8 From Islamization to the Individualization of Women in Post-revolutionary Iran, Azadeh Kian-Thiébaut; Chapter 9 The Politicization of Women’s Religious Circles in Post-revolutionary Iran, Azam Torab; Chapter 10 Islam, Women and Civil Rights, Ziba Mir-Hosseini; Chapter 11 Perceptions of Gender Roles Among Female Iranian Immigrants in the United States, Ali Akbar Mahdi; Chapter 12 Communities in Place and Communities in Space Globalization and Feminism in Iran, Asghar Fathi;


    Sarah Ansari, ; Martin, Vanessa