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Soundscapes of the Iranian RevolutionInterview with Negar Mottahedeh

Soundscapes of the Iranian RevolutionInterview with Negar Mottahedeh Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/16/2/227/814061/227mclarney.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 THIRD S PACE Audiovisual T races o f t he 1979 Iranian Revolution Soundscapes of the Iranian Revolution Interview with Negar Mottahedeh ELLEN M c LARN EY Editors’ Note: Negar Mottahedeh’s book Whisper Tapes: Kate Millett in Iran (2019) examines the original cassette tapes recorded by Millett in Iran during the women’s demonstrations of March 1979. The tapes are deposited at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture in the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Ellen McLarney: Can you talk about the inception of this project and what got you interested in the subject of Kate Millett? Negar Mottahedeh: When I was writing #iranelection, I read Millett’s [1981] book Going to Iran.What I was interested in at that time was tracking the transformation of Iranian society with respect to the presence of women. I knew that Millett had written about the women’s demonstrations that happened just after the Revolution. She had written about her encounter with women who were essentially my mother’s age, in their late twenties or early thirties, around the time of the Iranian Revolution of 1978–79. I wanted to track the transformation of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Duke University Press

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Copyright © 2020 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
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1552-5864
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1558-9579
DOI
10.1215/15525864-8238258
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/16/2/227/814061/227mclarney.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 THIRD S PACE Audiovisual T races o f t he 1979 Iranian Revolution Soundscapes of the Iranian Revolution Interview with Negar Mottahedeh ELLEN M c LARN EY Editors’ Note: Negar Mottahedeh’s book Whisper Tapes: Kate Millett in Iran (2019) examines the original cassette tapes recorded by Millett in Iran during the women’s demonstrations of March 1979. The tapes are deposited at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture in the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Ellen McLarney: Can you talk about the inception of this project and what got you interested in the subject of Kate Millett? Negar Mottahedeh: When I was writing #iranelection, I read Millett’s [1981] book Going to Iran.What I was interested in at that time was tracking the transformation of Iranian society with respect to the presence of women. I knew that Millett had written about the women’s demonstrations that happened just after the Revolution. She had written about her encounter with women who were essentially my mother’s age, in their late twenties or early thirties, around the time of the Iranian Revolution of 1978–79. I wanted to track the transformation of

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Journal of Middle East Women's StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2020

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