The role of women in Iran has often been downplayed or obscured, particularly in the modern era. This volume demonstrates that women have long played important roles in different facets of Iranian society. Together with its companion, Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800, this volume completes a two-book project on the central importance of Iranian women from pre-Islamic times through the creation and establishment of the Islamic Republic. It includes essays from various disciplines by prominent scholars who examine women's roles in politics, society, and culture and the rise and development of the women's movement before and during the Islamic Republic. Several contributors address the issue of regional, ethnic, linguistic, and tribal diversity in Iran, which has long contained complex, heterogeneous societies.
Lois Beck is a professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Nomad: A Year in the Life of a Qashqa'i Tribesman in Iran and the co-editor of Women in the Muslim World.Guity Nashat is an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of The Origins of Modern Reform in Iran 1870-1880 and the editor of Women and Revolution in Iran.
Marriage in the Qajar period Guity Nashat; Reflection in the mirror - how each saw the other: Women in the nineteenth century Shireen Mahdavi; The origins and development of the Women's Movement in Iran, 1906-1941 Mansoureh Ettehadieh; The Women's Organization of Iran: Evolutionary politics and revolutionary change Mahnaz Afkhami; The role of women Members of Parliament, 1963-1988 Haleh Esfandiari; Women and the labor process in the Islamic Republic of Iran Fatemeh Etemad Moghadam; Labor-force participation of women in contemporary Iran Amir Mehryar, Gholamali Farjadi & Mohammad Tabibian; Sexuality, rights and Islam: Competing gender discourses in post-revolutionary Iran Ziba Mir-Hosseini; Rural women's history: A case study from Boir Ahmad Erika Friedl; Qashqa'I women in post-revolutionary Iran Lois Beck