Gay Life Stories

Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Authors: Ingvar Kjaran, Jón

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  • Presents ethnographic narrative in concert with theories of space, sexuality, sexuality governance, and victimhood 
  • Provides critical and nuanced insights into the politics of recognition and representation in Iranian modernity
  • Relevant for researchers in anthropology, sociology, gender studies, sexuality studies, Middle East studies, and international relations
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Drawing on ethnographic encounters with self-identified gay men in Iran, this book explores the construction, enactment, and veiling and unveiling of gay identity and same-sex desire in the capital city of Tehran. The research draws on diverse interpretive, historical, online and empirical sources in order to present critical and nuanced insights into the politics of recognition and representation and the constitution of same-sex desire under the specific conditions of Iranian modernity. As it engages with accounts of the persecuted Iranian gay male subject as a victim of the barbarism of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the book addresses interpretive questions of sexuality governance in transnational contexts and attends to issues of human rights frameworks in weighing social justice and political claims made by and on behalf of sexual and gender minorities. The book thus combines empirical data with a critical consideration of the politics of same-sex desire for Iranian gay men.

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Jón Ingvar Kjaran is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Iceland and a senior researcher at the UNU GEST (United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme).

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-12831-9
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Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12830-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gay Life Stories
Book Subtitle
Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12831-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12831-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12830-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 233
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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