Women’s Activism in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Political Alliance and the Formation of Deliberative Civil Society

Authors: Ghoreishi, Samira

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  • Applies a feminist-rereading of Jurgen Habermas's democratic theory to women's activism in Iran
  • Draws not only on interviews and reporting but also on the author's own involvement in activism in Iran
  • Looks at multiple areas of women's activism across media, civil society, and the political sphere
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Through an intersectional feminist re-reading of the Habermasian theoretical framework, this book analyses how women's activism has developed and operated in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Chapters look at three key areas of women's activism in Iran: how women deliberately engaged with media activism despite the government's controlling and repressive policies; women's involvement in civil society organisations, institutions and communities, and cooperation through multilevel activism; and women's activism in the political sphere and its connection with media and civil society activism despite the theocratic system. Drawing upon interviews, analyses of journal and newspaper articles and documentary/non-documentary films, as well as personal experiences, observations and communications, the book examines to what extent Iranian women's rights' groups and activists have collaborated not only with each other but with other social groups and activists to help facilitate the formation of a pluralist civil society capable of engaging in deliberative processes of democratic reform.

This book will be of interest to scholars in Gender Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, particularly those who study women's and other social movements in Iran.

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Samira Ghoreishi is an Iranian feminist researcher and women’s and children’s rights advocate based in New Zealand. Her scholarship focuses on analysing women’s public activism in non-secular and non-democratic contexts.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Activism in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Book Subtitle
Political Alliance and the Formation of Deliberative Civil Society
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70232-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70232-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70231-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 192
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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