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Foucault in IranIslamic Revolution After the Enlightenment$
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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699483

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001

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The Reign of Terror, Women’s Issues, and Feminist Politics

The Reign of Terror, Women’s Issues, and Feminist Politics

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Foucault in Iran

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter describes the perils of a universalist approach to the revolutionary movement by examining the postrevolutionary gender politics. It offers a detailed narrative of the controversy over the imposition of hejāb in 1979 and Western feminists’ failed attempt to shape the local politics of Iranian women activists.

Keywords:   universalism, revolution, gender politics, hejāb, Western feminism

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