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Book launch in London: Becoming Visible in Iran

You are invited to the launch of Becoming Visible in Iran: Women in contemporary in Iranian society by Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University on Monday 16th February 2009 in London

The Centre for Gender Studies at The School of Oriental and African Studies, London University invites you to a book launch

Monday 16th February - 6.30-9pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Chair: Dr Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS
Discussant: Dr Elaheh Rostami-Povey, SOAS

There will be a drinks reception from 8pm

Author: Mehri Honarbin-Holliday
Tauris Academic Studies
On Sale:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
256 pages, 15 b/w photographs
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For further information contact:

The Centre for Gender Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG, T: 020 7898 4547

All Welcome

The state of women in Islamic societies is the subject of much interest and heated debate, even as representations in the media rely on inadequate information and misperceptions. Becoming Visible in Iran disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing a vivid account of young women in contemporary Iran. Beginning at home, women are infusing dramatic change by challenging the patriarchal conceptions of their fathers, brothers, uncles and others within the intimate sphere of family and home. Empowered by education, they transport the power of their minds and being from the domestic to the public and political. Through detailed interviews and striking narratives, Mehri Honarbin-Holliday presents the experiences of these young women who wield a key if indirect political influence on the seemingly male dominated politics of this society, as they achieve a new visibility. For its direct presentation of women's perspectives as well as its analysis and insight, this book is a vital contribution to our understanding of the lives of Muslim women and the possibilities before them today.

About the Author:  DR. MEHRI HONARBIN-HOLLIDAY is a research fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University and affiliated to the London Middle East Institute. She is also a practicing artist. Her work is interdisciplinary and explores the intersections of gender, identity, and art. She has exhibited her video and ceramics installations in Iran, Britain, Mexico, and the United States and is the recipient of the 2007 national award from the Art and Culture Secretariat of Tehran Municipality for her Qashqai Tribe collection.

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