Author Najmabadi, Afsaneh
Title Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards : Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (378 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: BEAUTY, LOVE, AND SEXUALITY -- 1. Early Qajar -- 2. Nineteenth-Century Transformations -- PART II: CULTURAL LABOR OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER -- 3. The Eclipse of the (Fe)Male Sun -- 4. Vatan, the Beloved -- Vatan, the Mother -- 5. Women's Veil and Unveil -- 6. The Tragedy of Romantic Marriage -- 7. Crafting an Educated Wife and Mother -- 8. Women or Wives of the Nation? -- Epilogue: Feminism and Its Burden of Birth -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Index
Drawing from a rich array of visual and literary material from nineteenth-century Iran, this groundbreaking book rereads and rewrites the history of Iranian modernity through the lens of gender and sexuality. Peeling away notions of a rigid pre-modern Islamic gender system, Afsaneh Najmabadi provides a compelling demonstration of the centrality of gender and sexuality to the shaping of modern culture and politics in Iran and of how changes in ideas about gender and sexuality affected conceptions of beauty, love, homeland, marriage, education, and citizenship. She concludes with a provocative discussion of Iranian feminism and its role in that country's current culture wars. In addition to providing an important new perspective on Iranian history, Najmabadi skillfully demonstrates how using gender as an analytic category can provide insight into structures of hierarchy and power and thus into the organization of politics and social life
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Najmabadi, Afsaneh Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards : Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity Berkeley : University of California Press,c2005 9780520242630
Subject Women -- Iran -- Social conditions -- 19th century.;Women -- Iran -- Social conditions -- 20th century.;Gender identity -- Iran -- History
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