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The Resource Gay Life Stories : Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Jón Ingvar Kjaran, (electronic resource)

Gay Life Stories : Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Jón Ingvar Kjaran, (electronic resource)

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Gay Life Stories : Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Title
Gay Life Stories
Title remainder
Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Statement of responsibility
by Jón Ingvar Kjaran
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
“Jón Ingvar Kjaran examines the complicated embodied experiences of gay-identifying men in Iran, focusing on their agency and the ways in which they carve out meaning in their lives. This is no easy task, since these men must resist both the official homophobic discourses of the state and the personal trauma they endure from family and society. The author shows the regional and class differences with regard to tolerance of a gay lifestyle. While many conservative communities disavow homosexuality and demonize same-sex desire, queer spaces exist in Tehran and other large urban areas where resistance can manifest itself in a variety of forms and where semi-open intimacy can take place. Despite its deep theoretical grounding, this is a highly enjoyable read, full of personal vignettes that will be of interest to both academic audiences and a general public.” —Janet Afary, Mellichamp Chair and Professor of Religious Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, USA 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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Kjaran, Jón Ingvar
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gender identity
  • Queer theory
  • Ethnography
  • Men
  • Ethnology-Middle East
Label
Gay Life Stories : Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Jón Ingvar Kjaran, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12831-9
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Reading Foucault in Tehran -- 3. The Historical Contingencies and the Politics of Same-Sex Desire in Iran -- 4. The Construction of the Iranian Gay Subject Outside of Iran -- 5. Ethical Relationality and Accounts of Gay Iranian Men -- 6. Iranian Gay/Queer Activists and Activism -- 7. The “Sick Gay”: Being HIV-positive in Iran -- 8. Gay/Queer Spaces in Tehran: Intimacy, Sociality, and Resistance -- 9. Conclusion: Gay Livability in a Queer Dystopia
Control code
978-3-030-12831-9
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 233 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030128319
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
9 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1091241735
Label
Gay Life Stories : Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran, by Jón Ingvar Kjaran, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12831-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Reading Foucault in Tehran -- 3. The Historical Contingencies and the Politics of Same-Sex Desire in Iran -- 4. The Construction of the Iranian Gay Subject Outside of Iran -- 5. Ethical Relationality and Accounts of Gay Iranian Men -- 6. Iranian Gay/Queer Activists and Activism -- 7. The “Sick Gay”: Being HIV-positive in Iran -- 8. Gay/Queer Spaces in Tehran: Intimacy, Sociality, and Resistance -- 9. Conclusion: Gay Livability in a Queer Dystopia
Control code
978-3-030-12831-9
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 233 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030128319
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
9 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1091241735

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