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Feminism, Islam and Gender: Iran
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Locally grounded feminist practices and thought in Muslim countries such as Iran and Egypt have been influential and dynamic for more than a century, but Islamic feminism as a field of study is about four decades old only. This article provides a survey of the literature on Islamic feminism in Iran, comparing and contrasting it with Islamic feminism in Arab societies. Although the article foc…

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Yalda Nafiseh Hamidi, “Feminism, Islam and Gender: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002180>
First published online: 2019

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