Diasporic Narratives of Sexuality
Identity Formation Among Iranian-Swedish Women

By Fataneh Farahani
June 2008
Stockholm University
ISBN: 9789185445622
326 pages. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$79.50 Paper Original

This thesis is a timely contribution to ethnological analysis of sexuality among Iranian women. Considering sexuality as gendered and socio-culturally constructed, the author examines the impact of Iranian Islamic discourses and contemporary socialization, as well as diasporic experiences, on women's narrations of sexuality. .

With sexuality as the main subject of analysis, the writer focuses on issues in involving gender, orthnessm agency, and marginality. Being alert to different (sometimes contradictory) discourses, the author studies the tension that develops between the process of (self) disciplining women's bodies and the coping tactics that women employ.

Series: Stockholm Studies in Ethnology
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