- 258 pages
- The Politics of Women's Rights in Iran
- Arzoo Osanloo
- 20 December 2018 Arzoo Osanloo
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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