Iran Culture Issue and History

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Iran Cultural Issues and History

Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown. The main language spoken is Persian and the religion is Muslim. During 1980-1988, Iran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq that eventually expanded into the Persian Gulf. The UN Security Council has passed a number of resolutions calling for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities and comply with its IAEA obligations and responsibilities.

Iranian society presents a puzzle for most standard social science analysis of social structure. Social mobility is also eminently possible in Iran such as high status is precarious. There is a symbiotic relationship
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2009
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is declared the landslide victor in presidential elections, sparking protests by supporters of candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who unsuccessfully appealed the results to Iran's Guardian Council.

Social Structures in Iran

After more than two decades after their triumph in the Islamic revolution in Persia, the Islamic fundamentalists have not been able to overturn the ambitions, expectations and lifestyles for women that developed prior to the revolution. Confrontations have also forced the government to modify some of the policies. Gender relations in previous revolutionary Iran must be understood in terms of the dialect between Islamic fundamentalists who seek to strengthen the authority of men and restrain women to domestic roles and the individual men and women who attempt to protect and expand their rights. Religious requirements establish an important concern of all Islamists fundamentalists and campaigners, several common concerns are the natural foundations of sex roles, the assumption that women need protection, and the roles of women in the family. To achieve these desires, fundamentalists proposed a safe, private, social space for women; but women have continued to resist limitations on their perceived rights (Advameg, 2011). The philosophy of fundamentalist’s gender