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Space: Domestic: Iran and Afghanistan
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Domestic space in Afghanistan is driven more by rural ideals since urban centers have been contested and become transitional spaces during decades of war. While domestic space in urban Iran is evolving to reflect a larger women's workforce and improved rights, the concepts of domestic space in rural Iran are similar to those in Afghanistan. Still, it is important to recognize that there are always exceptional cases, geographical areas and ethnic cultures where the borders of domestic space are c…

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Kakar, Palwasha L. and Bauer, Brandy, “Space: Domestic: Iran and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0280b>
First published online: 2009

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