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Unveiling Men

Modern Masculinities in Twentieth-Century Iran

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For years, Iranian academics, writers, and scholars have equated national development and progress with the reform of men's sexual behavior. Modern intellectuals repudiated native sexuality in Iran, just as their European counterparts in France and Germany did, arguing that transforming male identity was essential to the recovery of the nation. DeSouza offers an alternate narrative of modern Iranian masculinity as an attempt to redraw social hierarchies among men. Moving beyond rigid portrayals of Islamic patriarchy and female oppression, she analyzes debates about manhood and maleness in early twentieth-century Iran, particularly around questions of race and sexuality. DeSouza presents the larger implications of Pahlavi hegemonic masculinity in creating racialized male subjects and ""productive"" sexualities. In addition, she explores a cross-pollination with Europe, identifying how the ""East"" shaped visions of European male identity.

Product code: 9780815636038

ISBN 9780815636038
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
Series Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East
No. Of Pages 216
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Moving beyond rigid portrayals of Islamic patriarchy and female oppression, this book analyses debates about manhood in early twentieth-century Iran, particularly around questions of race and sexuality. DeSouza presents the larger implications of Pahlavi hegemonic masculinity in creating racialized male subjects and "productive" sexualities.