By Camron Michael Amin
The Women's Awakening venture in past due Thirties Iran less than Reza Shah Pahlavi is the focal point of this ancient examine the emergence of the fashionable notion of womanhood in Iran. Amin's broad examine confirms that Reza Shah's arguable try and forcibly westernize Iranian ladies, and never the pre-revolutionary 1970's, marked the turning element for "the lady query" in Iran. Drawing on a mixture of archival info, oral background, diplomatic assets, and modern press experiences, Amin's is the 1st publication to discover the Women's Awakening undertaking in such element. via illustrating Reza Shah's efforts either to emancipate and to regulate Iranian girls, the ebook increases new questions on the connection among the Iranian nation and its woman electorate. Amin breaks new floor within the research of Iranian historical past by means of studying the hyperlinks among kingdom coverage, pop culture, and person reminiscence. This hugely readable e-book additionally offers the most important history for knowing the present debate among "hardliners" and "reformers" in Iran.