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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 fraction of Iranian women before the Revolution and that the majority of Iranian women were from conservative families and lived lives that did not resemble anything presented in the bookShe also intentionally misleads the audience by giving statistics without context for example she points out that before the Revolution women made up 30% of *University Students But Does *students but does mention that the university system was 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 profound as the state set 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. .
characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Haleh EsfandiariXtremely tiny compared to the contemporary system where women make *up #and thus the women in attendance were an extremely minor percentage #thus the women in attendance were an extremely minor percentage society The change in percentage is *65% and the women in attendance were an extremely minor percentage of society The change in percentage is only large in terms of percentage points it is also MASSIVE in numbers and the author makes no attempt to present the experiences of conservative women religious women or women from the lower classesA number of her informants explain that they were utterly confused at the religious nature of the revolution and the reader is left uite confused as well since the status of Iranian women is explained entirely from the perspective of the educated secular elite that bore the brunt of the. 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. Negatives of the Revolution *Of Which There Were ManyThis Book Not However Give *which there were manyThis book does not however give explanation as to why the majority of women supported the Revolution nor does it explain the many varied effects including extremely positive ones that many Iranian women and men did in fact experience as a result of the RevolutionIf you want to read about the exact part of the population that experienced a significant decline in living standards and rights after the Revolution this book is for you If you want to gain perspective into the lives of poor working class or even just average middle class Iranian women from the late 1970 s onwards this book does not offer muc. Gies by which women try to and sometimes succeed in subverting the state's agenda Esfandiari also provides historical background on the women's
in Iran She finds evidence in Iran's 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. .movement in iran she finds evidence in iran's