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A study of Iranian Bahá’í women who were imprisoned in Iran following the 1979 revolution. Aspects of individual resistance and resilience are explored through life history interviews. Link to article (offsite).
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This paper is online at nottingham.ac.uk.

Resistance, Resilience and the Role of Narrative:
Lessons from the Experiences of Iranian Bahá'í Women Prisoners

by Donna Hakimian

published in Enquire (Electronic Nottinghom Quarterly for Ideas, Research, and Evaluation), 3
2009-06
Abstract: This paper is a study of Iranian Bahá'í women who experienced imprisonment in the Islamic Republic of Iran following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Aspects of individual resistance and resilience are explored through life history interviews. Through the examination of those histories I was better able to understand and explore the narratives the research participants provided. The intersections between the principles of the Bahá'í Faith and the way they have been enacted in the context of Iran in that period provided the broader picture within which the narratives are set.
Download this article from nottingham.ac.uk/sociology/documents/enquire/vol-2-issue-1-hakimian.pdf.
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