Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran (Experimental Futures)

Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran (Experimental Futures) Author Afsaneh Najmabadi
ISBN-10 0822355574
ISBN-13 9780822355571
Year 2013-12-16
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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Since the mid 1980s the Islamic Republic of Iran has permitted and partially subsidized sex reassignment surgery In Professing Selves Afsaneh Najmabadi explores the meaning of transsexuality in contemporary Iran Combining historical and ethnographic research she describes how in the postrevolutionary era the domains of law psychology and psychiatry Islamic jurisprudence and biomedicine became invested in distinguishing between the acceptable true transsexual and other categories of identification notably the true homosexual an unacceptable category of existence in Iran Najmabadi argues that this collaboration among medical authorities specialized clerics and state officialswhich made transsexuality a legally tolerated if not exactly celebrated category of beinggrew out of Iran s particular experience of Islamicized modernity Paradoxically state regulation has produced new spaces for non normative living in Iran since determining who is genuinely trans depends largely on the stories that people choose to tell on the selves that they profess

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