chapter  8
Women and the politics of fundamentalism in Iran
ByHaleh Afshar
Pages 21

This chapter is concerned with understanding what Islamic fundamentalism means to women who choose to adopt it and how, if at all, it could be used as a means for political struggles. The intention is to move away from the usual condemnatory approach to Islamic fundamentalism and consider it in the light of the views and activities of its adherents. Specific examples will be given with reference to Iran and the women’s organisations and their activities in that country.