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Representations: Print, Broadcast, and Electronic Media: Iran
(688 words)

Media representations of Muslim women reflect the conflictual debates over gender identity, agency, and practices in contemporary Iranian society. Rarely portrayed as economic or cultural producers, women are largely seen as dependants within marriage and the family, which define their most meaningful identities.

Family magazines reinforce women's roles within the context of the family and household. The content is generally devoted to issues of household management, resolution of domestic conflicts, and parenting and marital skills. In …

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Shekarloo, Mahsa, “Representations: Print, Broadcast, and Electronic Media: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0634a>
First published online: 2009

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