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Language: en
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Authors: Janet Afary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-09 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Janet Afary is a native of Iran and a leading historian. Her work focuses on gender and sexuality and draws on her experience of growing up in Iran and her involvement with Iranian women of different ages and social strata. These observations, and a wealth of historical documents, form the
Gender and Dance in Modern Iran
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Ida Meftahi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-14 - Publisher: Routledge

Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage investigates the ways dancing bodies have been providing evidence for competing representations of modernity, urbanism, and religiosity across the twentieth century. Focusing on the transformation of the staged dancing body, its space of performance, and spectatorial cultural ideology, this book traces
Temporary Marriage in Iran
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Claudia Yaghoobi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Proposing a methodology that brings feminist theories of embodiment to bear on the Iranian literary and cinematic tradition, this study examines temporary marriage in Iran, not just as an institution but also as a set of practices, identities and meanings that have transformed over the course of the twentieth- and
Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Staci Gem Scheiwiller
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nineteenth-century Iran was an ocularcentered society predicated on visuality and what was seen and unseen, and photographs became liminal sites of desire that maneuvered "betwixt and between" various social spaces—public, private, seen, unseen, accessible, and forbidden—thus mapping, graphing, and even transgressing those spaces, especially in light of increasing modernization and
Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards
Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: Afsaneh Najmabadi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-25 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"This book is groundbreaking, at once highly original, courageous, and moving. It is sure to have a tremendous impact in Iranian studies, modern Middle East history, and the history of gender and sexuality."—Beth Baron, author of Egypt as a Woman "This is an extraordinary book. It rereads the story of