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Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran

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Western women’s involvement in Persia dates from the mid-nineteenth century, when female adventurers and missionaries first encountered their veiled Muslim “sisters.” Twentieth-century Western and state-sponsored Iranian feminists continued to use the image of the veiled woman as the embodiment of backwardness. Yet, following the 1979 revolution, indigenous Iranian feminis ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 13th 2007 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 2007)
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Rebekka Steg
'Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran' by Nima Naghibi is a rather short scholarly work on the history of feminism in Iran, especially seen in relation to Western feminism.

The book is divided into four main parts, visualized in the book as individual chapters. These parts are preceded by the Preface and Introduction and proceeded by the Conclusion. The four main parts/chapters are as follows:

1. Enlightening the Other: Christian Sisters and Intrepid Adventuresses
Deals with the
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Taryn
best book on global feminism I've ever read, really owns all the noobs (as we say here on the internet)
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