Whisper Tapes: Kate Millett in Iran


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Stanford Briefs
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.52 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor of Literature at Duke University. She is the author of #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life (Stanford, 2015), among other books.


"Whisper Tapes is a fascinating book that illuminates the muddled state of affairs that unfolded in Iran at the celebration of International Women's Day in 1979. In offering a deeply contingent history, Negar Mottahedeh beautifully shows Kate Millett's simultaneous closeness to and distance from the events surrounding her."--Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi "Princeton University "
"Lyrical, intelligent, and passionately written, Whisper Tapes reignites a long dormant conversation about the urgency of global feminism. This book is intensely relevant as we continue to assess the aftermath of revolutions throughout the Middle East, and the ways they have been fueled by women's rage on the one hand and unfulfilled hope for gender equity on the other."--Shilyh Warren "University of Texas at Dallas "
"By embedding her analysis in responsible histories of Iran and its place on the international stage, Mottahedeh masterfully deconstructs the biases of American feminism and how they have influenced Millett's understanding of the experiences of Iranian women in a postrevolutionary society. Lyrical in style and poetic in meaning, Whisper Tapes challenges readers to adopt an intersectional view of Iranian feminist movements while adding layers and dimensionality to Millett's preexisting literature."--Aisha Jitan, The Middle East Journal
"Whisper Tapeswill be valuable to students of history, political movements, feminism, and media. Mottahedeh's unique angle makes for a truly engaging account of the revolution. Highly recommended."--A. Shiva "Choice "
"Mottahedeh's illuminating study complements [Kate] Millett's work and offers a more nuanced reading of a historic moment."--Lucy Popescu "Times Literary Supplement "