Rassa Ghaffari

Conformity and Agency in Female Bodily Practices in Iran. An Empirical Research Among Post-Revolutionary Young Women

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The paper focuses on the concepts of embodiment and creative imagination in reshaping gender norms, setting the stage for an examination of female bodily practices in Iran from the birth of the Islamic Republic to recent times. It explores the politicization of bodies under different gender regimes, revealing how power constructs and disciplines identities. By focusing on the experiences of women born in the 1990s, particularly regarding clothing, sexuality, and bodily practices, the study challenges simplistic narratives about Iranian gender politics. The research underscores the significance of bodily autonomy for younger generations, offering a nuanced understanding beyond classical dichotomies of tradition versus modernity.


  • Bodily autonomy
  • Embodiment
  • Gender politics
  • Generations
  • Iran


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