Islamist, Islamic and Muslim Women

  • Roksana Bahramitash
  • Atena Sadegh
  • Negin Sattari


This chapter examines the heterogeneity of Iranian women, shedding light on an intellectual lacuna since most research on Iranian women has a tendency to focus mainly if not entirely on middle-class secular women. The chapter seeks to bring an understanding to the complexities of the subject matter and debunks single categorical assumptions about Iranian women. Religious women have been mobilized from the outset of the 1979 Revolution to participate in community-based efforts to deliver community care and this has continued until now alongside their traditional role and as volunteers.


Islamist Islamic Muslim women 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roksana Bahramitash
    • 1
  • Atena Sadegh
    • 2
  • Negin Sattari
    • 3
  1. 1.Montreal-based Scholar and ConsultantMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Étude Économique ConseilMontrealCanada
  3. 3.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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