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Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: Iraq
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Shortly after the Iraqi Revolution of 14 July 1958, which toppled the British-backed Hashemite monarchy, the new republic commissioned Jawād Salīm to build “The Monument to Liberty,” an enormous sculpture in Baghdad's Liberation Square that tells the epic of the revolution. Among its more famous images are two political demonstrators of mixed gender. The woman marches one stride ahead of the man, both fists raised in the air, her face turned directly toward the monument's viewers; the two seem p…

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Pursley, Sara, “Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: Iraq”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0135d>
First published online: 2009

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