Islam, Gender, and Development

Islam, Gender, and Development : Rural-urban Migration of Women in Iran

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This book discusses the role of women in Iranian rural-urban migration and the impact of such migration on women. Masoumeh Velayati examines the social and economic motivations of female migrants and their contribution to family income, addressing the gender, religious, and socio-economic issues of marginalized, working class women in the East Azerbaijan Province of Iran.show more

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  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 154.94 x 264.16 x 33.02mm | 1,133.98g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739114522
  • 9780739114520

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From the Foreword: This is a path-breaking book, working directly with slum dwelling women in Tabriz and reflecting and analyzing their experiences, responses, and strategies in terms of opportunities and life choices open to them within the limitations of faith, culture, and relocation... It is a must read for all those interested in Islam, gender, and development... -- Haleh Afshar, The Right Honourable Professor the Baroness Afshar, OBE, University of York, United Kingdom From the Foreword: This is a path-breaking book, working directly with slum-dwelling women in Tabriz and reflecting and analyzing their experiences, responses, and strategies in terms of opportunities and life choices open to them within the limitations of faith, culture, and relocation... It is a must read for all those interested in Islam, gender, and development. -- Haleh Afshar, The Right Honourable Professor the Baroness Afshar, OBE, University of York, United Kingdomshow more

About Masoumeh Velayati

Masoumeh Velayati received her PhD in Development Studies through the Department of Politics at the University of York. She is currently working as a funding development coordinator for International Service (UNAIS), an international development organization based in York, UK.show more

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