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Sexual Self-Fashioning: Iranian Dutch Narratives of Sexuality and Belonging

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Sexual Self-Fashioning

Iranian Dutch Narratives of Sexuality and Belonging

Rahil Roodsaz

214 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-683-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (November 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-684-9 eBook Not Yet Published

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Sexuality and gender have come to serve as measures for cultural belonging in discussions of the position of Muslim immigrants in multicultural Western societies. While the acceptance of assumed local norms such as sexual liberty and gender equality are seen as successful integration, rejecting them is regarded as a sign of failed citizenship. Focusing on premarital sex, homosexuality, and cohabitation outside marriage, this book provides an ethnographic account of sexuality among the Iranian Dutch. It argues that by embracing, rejecting, and questioning modernity in stories about sexuality, the Iranian Dutch actively engage in processes of self-fashioning.

Rahil Roodsaz is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She specializes in sexuality and gender studies and migration studies.

Subject: Gender Studies and SexualityRefugee and Migration StudiesAnthropology (General)
Area: Europe


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