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Female Bodies and Sexuality in Iran and the Search for Defiance

Authors: Sharifi, Nafiseh

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  • Demonstrates the complexity of women's positionality in Iranian society and their relations with different authoritative discourses 
  • Offers unique and unheard stories of Tehrani women about the most culturally taboo aspects of their lives
  • Adds a new perspective to the study of sex and sexuality in Muslim societies 
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This book uses storytelling as an analytical tool for following wider social attitude changes towards sex and female sexuality in Iran. Women born in 1950s Iran grew up during the peak of secularization and modernization, whereas those born in the 1980s were raised under the much stricter rules of the Islamic Republic. Using extensive ethnographic research, the author juxtaposes narratives of body and sexuality shared by these different generations of women, showing the intricate ways in which women construct and convey meanings and communicate their emotions about the unspoken aspects of their lives.

About the authors

Nafiseh Sharifi is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60976-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60975-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86974-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Bodies and Sexuality in Iran and the Search for Defiance
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60976-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60976-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60975-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86974-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 197
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