Court of Justice | Civil Code | Citizenship Law | Drug Law | Election Law | Environmental Law | Natural Resources Law | Family Law | Labor Law | Disability Law | Maritime Law | Caspian Sea Legal Status | NGO Law | Press Law | Associations | Law Firms | Human Rights | HR Activists | Law Sites | Law Journals | News | Islamic Law | Int.Law Constitution Constitution (ICL-English)-Adopted in 1979 and amended in 1989.She works refreshingly at the level of real lives, jurists, and psychiatrists." Michael M. Fischer, author of "Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges: Persian Poesis in the Transnational Circuitry""Afsaneh Najmabadi s new book "Professing Selves" is a great start to understanding how gender and sexuality work within Iran. Najmabadi is an excellent guide through this world of nonconforming confirmers of the core gender categories of the Islamic Republic of Iran.It makes the point that geography, history, culture, and on-going macro- and microsocial processes are crucial to understanding transsexuality and same-sex desire . --Leila Hudson "TSQ ""Here we find that nuanced and adept reading of power, subjectivity, submission, and subversion this time of lived, contemporary cultural practices that we have grown to expect from a scholar of her caliber.It will be the definitive text on its topic for a long time to come."—Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History"In her theoretically sophisticated book, historian Najmabadi investigates the political and cultural evolution of Iranian attitudes toward 'sexual deviancy and sexual disorder,' beginning in the 1930s. It makes the point that geography, history, culture, and on-going macro- and microsocial processes are crucial to understanding transsexuality and same-sex desire….This is a work that speaks to the historical and cultural relativity of social meanings and practices—the importance of the local and specific.”Afsaneh Najmabadi's pathbreaking studies of gender and sexuality in Iran are the most important studies of their kind in academia.Luckily, I had recently installed a VPN on my phone, a kind of batman-style app which bounced my IP address around the world so that I couldn’t be tracked by Iranian authorities.
Arguing that transsexuals' legal and psychiatric negotiations reveal more general processes of proceduralism, negotiation of legal categories, and state formation, Afsaneh Najmabadi challenges the lumping of transsexuals and homosexuals as identical human rights issues, and argues that poorly targeted universalistic campaigns can damage the conditions of life for the people they are intended to help.She works refreshingly at the level of real lives, jurists, and psychiatrists."—Michael M. Fischer, author of Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges: Persian Poesis in the Transnational Circuitry"In this important, timely, and erudite work, Afsaneh Najmabadi brings her nuanced understanding of multiple discourses and institutions in Iran to bear on the recent and remarkable visibility of transsexuality in that country. challenges the Western media’s depiction of transsexuality and sex reassignment surgery as coercive while ignoring the vibrant reform movement and history of progressive activism in Iran."“Under guise of an ethnography of transsexuality in contemporary Iran, Afsaneh Najmabadi has written a nuanced ethnography of the transition of the Iranian state and public sphere from one type (jins) to another.Professing Selves is likely to have a wide-ranging appeal—to historians, Middle East specialists, sexuality and gender scholars, and social scientists interested in issues of state formation and biopolitics. Building on Joan Scott’s (1986) observation that gender is a useful category for historical analysis, Najmabadi goes beyond showing that sex and sexuality are also useful categories for historical analysis to suggest that somatic-constitutional transformation can be as well. Najmabadi is an excellent guide through this world of nonconforming confirmers of the core gender categories of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”“Here we find that nuanced and adept reading of power, subjectivity, submission, and subversion—this time of lived, contemporary cultural practices—that we have grown to expect from a scholar of her caliber.”“ Afsaneh Najmabadi’s new book Professing Selves is a great start to understanding how gender and sexuality work within Iran.At every turn I was amazed by the kindness and hospitality of the people; free food, free rides and, often, a free place to sleep. For me, there was one place in Iran which offered a truly untapped adventure, the volcanic I learnt, quickly, that everything is possible in Iran, that this is a country which is emerging, blinking into the light as the country begins to open up to international trade and the prospects of tourism. Conqueror of mountains, survivor of deserts and crusader for cheap escapades.When I went to Iran, I truly had no idea what to expect; I was half expecting to see bearded fellows brandishing guns, muzzles flashing into the sky, although I was, of course, aware that this was not an accurate depiction of the country at all. Will has been on the road for nine years, travelling to far-flung lands on a budget. He is passionate about teaching others how to ditch their desks, hit the road and achieve real freedom by earning money online.I lingered, unsure what to do, aware of the many people around us and the police across the street before thinking ‘fuck it’ and pulling her into an alleyway for a cheeky kiss.