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Iran: Early 20th Century to Present
(2,787 words)


Much of what applies to the study of women and gender in Iranian history since 1925 applies to the study of any theme or episode in modern Iranian history. Five general categories of information are available to today's researchers: archival and quantitative sources, the periodical press, memoirs and oral history, the internet, and artistic sources (literature and cinema).

In recent decades the study of women and gender in Iran has become interdisciplinary, reflecting the contemporary…

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Amin, Camron Michael, “Iran: Early 20th Century to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0035>
First published online: 2009

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