State-building, Science and Religion: Sexuality in Iran
CitationNajmabadi, Afsaneh. 2017. “State-Building, Science and Religion: Sexuality in Iran.” Economic & Political Weekly 52 (42/43).
AbstractWhat can a study of transsexuality in Iran contribute to its broader global understanding? Commonly we associate some disaffiliation, if not actual animosity between science and religion, often placed in relation to larger concepts we have named modernity and tradition, to use very simplified terms. But the developments in Iran, over the past three decades, as far as concepts and practices related to transsexuality are concerned, reveals the coming together of domains and practices of science and religion that has generated possibilities for living alternatively-gendered and sexual lives. What can we make of this?
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