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Author Talattof, Kamran.
Title Modernity, sexuality, and ideology in Iran : the life and legacy of a popular female artist / Kamran Talattof.
Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011.
Edition 1st ed.

Author Talattof, Kamran.
Series Modern intellectual and political history of the Middle East
Modern intellectual and political history of the Middle East.
Subject Saidi, Kubra
Women authors, Iranian -- Biography.
Women artists -- Iran -- Biography.
Women dancers -- Iran -- Biography.
Women in popular culture -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Sex -- Social aspects -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Ideology -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Iran -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Iran -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Academic writing and writing about lives : an introduction -- Modernity, sexuality, and popular culture : Iran's social agony -- Iranian women and public space in the seventies : Shahrzad, a woman of her time -- Seduction, sin, and salvation : spurious sexuality in dance and film -- Shahrzad as a writer : the question of literary modernity -- Social change in Iran and the transforming lives of women artists -- Ideology, sexuality, and sexual agency : an afterword.
Note Print version record.
Summary For more than a century Iran[']s social, political, and cultural history has been defined by a struggle toward or away from modernity. In this book Talatoff makes a compelling argument that, despite revolutionary upheaval, the ideals of modernity remain remote due to the absence of a modern notion of sexuality. He illustrates his assertion through the life of Shahrzad, a celebrated stage and screen actress, dancer, journalist, and published poet who eventually became imprisoned and later homeless in the streets of Tehran. Tracing her career along with other pre-revolutionary women artists, Talatoff explores the relationship between gender, sexuality, media, and modernity in Iran. --Book Jacket.
ISBN 9780815651390 (electronic bk.)
0815651392 (electronic bk.)
081563224X
9780815632245
OCLC # 759158748
Additional Format Print version: Talattof, Kamran. Modernity, sexuality, and ideology in Iran. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011 (DLC) 2011007694


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