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Make-up in Iran; Offshoring

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 June 2014

Offshoring - the economy of secrecy. The concealment of wealth in tax havens is part of public debate, but John Urry, Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, argues that offshore worlds now also involve relations of work, pleasure, energy and security. He talks to Laurie Taylor about new patterns of power which pose huge challenges to democratic government.

Also, Dr Aliakbar Jafari, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde, discusses his research on Iranian women's use of make up, as a form of escape and self expression. He's joined by Dr Ziba Mir Hosseini, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the School for Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

  • John Urry

    Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University


    Find out more about John Urry


    Publisher: Polity Press
    ISBN-10: 0745664857
    ISBN-13: 978-0745664859

  • Aliakbar Jafari

    Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing, Strathclyde University


    Find out more about Dr Aliakbar Jafari


    Abstract: Escaping into the world of make-up routines in Iran
    Jafari, A. and Maclaran, P.

    The Sociological Review
    doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12112

  • Ziba Mir Hosseini

    Professorial Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, SOAS, University of London


    Find out more about Dr Ziba Mir Hosseini


    Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition
    Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Lena Larsen, Kari Vogt, Christian Moe (Authors/Editors)
    Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
    ISBN-10: 1848859228
    ISBN-13: 978-1848859227


    Article: Feminist voices in Islam: promise and potential


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