Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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“Iran’s Compulsory Hijab. From politics and religious authority to fashion shows”

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall
Faegheh Shirazi, University of Texas at Austin. In this presentation, I will be looking into the recent history of the hijab in Iran: (1) the hijab and women’s emancipation in Reza Khan’s era of kashf e hejab (compulsory unveiling); (2) the Islamic Revolution and its effect on compulsory hijab; (3) Iranian religious fatwas (decrees) and the hijab; (4) the Islamic Republic and its effort to control hijab fashion designs and fashion shows; and (5) street hijab fashion, underground fashion shows, and the thriving online fashion markets.

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