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Telling in their own words what the revolution attempted and how they responded Through a series of interviews with professional and working women in Iran doctors lawyers writers professors secretaries businesswomen Haleh Esfandiari gathers telling accounts of what has happened to their lives as women in an Islamic society She and her informants describe strate

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Reconstructed Lives Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Gies by which women try to and sometimes succeed in subverting the state's agenda Esfandiari also provides historical background on the women's movement in Iran She finds evidence in Iran's experience that even women from traditional and working classes do not easily surrender rights or access they have gained to education career opportunities and a public role

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In Iran the Islamic revolution of 1979 transformed all areas of Iranian life For women the conseuences were extensive and profound as the state set out to reverse legal and social rights women had won and to dictate many aspects of women's lives including what they could study and how they must dress and relate to men Reconstructed Lives presents Iranian women


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    This book does a good job describing how the 1979 Iranian Revolution affected educated upper and upper middle class professional womenHowever Esfandiari does not seem inclined at any point to mention that these women composed an extremely tiny fraction of Iranian women before the Revolution and that the majority of Iranian women were from religious conservative families and lived lives that did not resemble anything presented in