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The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary Iran

Organized by Janet Afary (UCSB) and Nayereh Tohidi (CSUN) Conference in English

Friday, October 23, 2009
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ackermann Second Floor Lounge
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Welcome and introductory remarks by Susan Slyomovics, Director, CNES-UCLA

Panel One: The Urban Sexual Revolution (Friday 10:00AM-12:00 Noon)

• Nayereh Tohidi, CSUN, Chair
• Azadeh Kian, University of Paris VII - Diderot
Impacts of Social Change on Marriage: From Religious Obligation to Free Choice
• Pardis Mahdavi, Pomona College
Youth in Transition: The Transformation of Intimacy, Masculinity and Marriage in the Wake of Iran's Sexual Revolution
• Nikki Keddie, UCLA, Discussant

Lunch Break

Panel Two: Marriage in Rural Iran (Friday 3:00-5:00 PM)

• Janet Afary, UCSB, Chair
• Erika Friedl, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Constraints on Mating and Marriage in Rural Iran
• Mary Elaine Hegland, Santa Clara University
Marriage Modifications: Challenges and Opportunities in an Iranian Village
• Sondra Hale, UCLA, Discussant
Organized by Janet Afary (UCSB) and Nayereh Tohidi (CSUN)



Cost : Admission is free, Parking can be purchased at Lot 4

AmyBruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Co-Sponsored by the Keddie-Balzan Fund

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