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Women's Studies Programs in Muslim Countries: Iran
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Women's studies programs in Iran are of very recent vintage, developed through a process mostly guided from above and without effective input from individuals with expertise in women's studies or groups and institutions that have been instrumental in pursuing feminist causes. The initial idea for the establishment of women's studies programs was put forth by the Center for Women's Studies and Research, which was established in 1986 as “non-governmental” and yet affiliated to the Ministry of Scie…

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Farhi, Farideh, “Women's Studies Programs in Muslim Countries: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0152c>
First published online: 2009

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