Gender in Contemporary Iran

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)


This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women's lives and showing how women now have become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in Iran, this collection provides unique perspectives on the past decade in Iranian society and explores the complexity of a society that often is portrayed in monolithic stereotypes in the international media.


  • Eric Hooglund (Editor)
External organisations
  • External Organization - Unknown
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Social Sciences


  • Islamic law, Iran, gender, eduction, attitudes among youth in Qom, labor force participation of women, legislation affecting women's rights, marriage, religion, rural social change, women's agency, women in cinema.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages208
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-78101-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIranian Studies