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Title
Azar Nafisi interview
Creator
Nafisi, Azar
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2003-04
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Connie and Azar begin the interview talking about the “human nature” of the book, how it helped Azar connect to other people, and her early experiences teaching at the University of Tehran. In particular, Azar talks about her internal debate about returning to teaching or not, after being expelled from the University for refusing to wear a veil. For the majority of the interview, Azar discusses a number of aspects related to her life and teaching literature in Teheran. In particular, Azar discusses her belief that art can help us surpass our own limitations. In addition, they discuss the double-standard that women live with in the modern world. Connie and Azar also talk about how fundamentalism and democracy are not the purvey of anyone country or religion, nor that they are mutually exclusive.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:13
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/1504
Language
English
Subject
Nafisi, Azar
English teachers - Iran - Biography
Women college teachers - Iran - Biography
English literature - Study and teaching (Higher) - Iran
Women - Books and reading - Iran
Books and reading - Iran
Group reading - Iran
Time Period
Twentieth century
Twenty-first century
Place
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
United States
Source
U-matic tape
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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