Religion and Civil Society. FBK-ISR's Anthropologist Sara Hejazi at the University of Navarra, Pamplona

28 September 2017

The Instituto Cultura y Sociedad of the University of Navarra, Pamplona, promotes the workshop Narratives of Islam- Christian and Gender violence in contemporary age, A plural perspective.

The workshop will have two main focuses

  • violence against minorities in the arab/Iranian world
  • violence in Europe against Islamic minorities

Sara Hejazi’s paper will analyze state-violence against women in contemporary Iran, tracing the history of the top-down imposition of female ideal types from the Pahlavi era (1925) across the Iranian revolution (1979), untill today. Taking into consideration gender as a social construction, the antropo-poiesis of Iranian women has as its own specificity and history the entanglement to cultural influences from western feminist movements on one side, and to the modern re-interpretation of Shi’a Islam, later called “Islamic feminism”, on the other.

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