Assessment of Women’s Social Role During the Iranian Revolution of 1979 Based on Narrative Stories

Zohre Mallaki, Mnijeh Poornemat Roodsari, Hajar Ahmadi


The storybook collection of “Siasanboo” was published in 1989. The subject is about three decades of an individual’s life divided into two periods, before and after the revolution. The southern Iranian woman’s role and position are easily traceable through this book. It seems that new discourses and social changes cause changes in women’s functional roles too. This study examines Iranian women’s roles in a society under varied conditions to explain their social, political, cultural and financial functions. Theories of sociology are applied to explain these roles. An analysis of the events, dialogues and characters in these stories showed that social changes in Iran have positively promoted women’s above-mentioned functional roles.


Social functions; Iran’s Islamic revolution; “Siasanboo” stories; Social changes

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