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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.
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Maryann Poya is a visiting Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at the Open University.
'This book offers a rare account of changing policies on women's employment in the Islamic Republic, examines the complex interplay between state ideology and economic realities and vividly illustrates the contradictory outcomes for women themselves.' Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS, University of London
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Book Description Zed Books, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1856496821