Cultural and racial politics of representation: a study of diasporic masculinities among Iranian men
2009 (English)In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report, vol. 7: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 2 : Deconstructing the hegemony of men and masculinities : spring 2009 / [ed] Katherine Harrison and Jeff Hearn, Linköping: Institute of Thematic Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Linköping University , 2009, , 13 p.77-89 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Building upon my doctoral thesis, Diasporic Narratives of Sexuality: Identity Formation among Iranian-Swedish Women", the research proposed here seeks to examine the under-researched area of masculinity and sexuality of Iranian men living in different diasporic spaces. For the purposes of this research I seek to investigate (a) the effect of Iranian Islamic cultures and socializations, (b) the experiences of migration and ethnic relations on the men’s practices of masculinity and sexuality, and (c) how these influences may complicate their (re) presentation and perceptions of their masculinities and sexual experiences. By studying the impact of Orientalist views on the men’s identity formations, this study aims to explore how Iranian born men (re)negotiate masculinity, sexuality and subjectivity as they confront the variety of orientalist stereotypes in different diasporc spaces. By analyzing how the dichotomization of ‘we and them’ arises in media, literature, and film among others, I aim to understand not only what prejudices the interviewee men face on a daily basis, but also how the stereotypes are used to differentiate Iranian (Middle Eastern) men from ‘liberated and equal seeking’ white Western men.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Institute of Thematic Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Linköping University , 2009. , 13 p.77-89 p.
, Tema Genus report series, ISSN 1650-9056 ; 11
Gender, Masculinity, Diaspora, Sexuality, Iran, Islam
Ethnology Gender Studies
Research subject Ethnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36599ISBN: 978-91-7393-506-7ISBN: 978-91-7668-695-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-36599DiVA: diva2:289807
ProjectsCultural and Racial Politics of Representation: A study of Diasporic Masculinities
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