Prof. Amina Tawasil publishes "Reading as Practice" | Anthropology and Education | International & Transcultural Studies

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Reading as Practice: The Howzevi (Seminarian) Women in Iran and Clair de Lune, , 2019


Amina Tawasil, PhD 2013

Anthropology and Education Quarterly

The Iranian howzevi (seminarian) have been key to the Islamic regime’s development. This paper takes as its critical focus the branding of the howzevi as the unenlightened for their support of the regime. I take de Certeau’s reading as poaching to look at how life scripts or ideologies failed to work through  women’s  bodies.  Drawing  on  fifteen  months  of  fieldwork,  I  describe  how  they  unsettled ideologies in their reading of de Maupassant’s “Clair de Lune.”

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