Passionate uprisings : Iran's sexual revolution / Pardis Mahdavi.

Author
Mahdavi, Pardis, 1978- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.
Description
336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
"With unprecedented access inside Iran, Pardis Mahdavi offers a firsthand look at the daily lives of Iranian youth. The young people are given a voice as she tells the stories of their intertwined quests for sexual freedom, political reform, and a better future - but it's a future not without risk. The sexual revolution is also leading to increased levels of abortion, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and ongoing emotional troubles and mental illnesses, with worrying implications for Iranian youth and Iranian society at large." "Passionate Uprisings is a fascinating and personal look into a society that is poorly understood - if it is understood at all - by the majority of Westerners today. Mahdavi's narrative provides not only an invaluable insight into the real lives of much of Iran's population, but also shows how sexual politics and the youth culture could even destabilize the current regime and change the course of Iranian politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-325) and index.
Contents
1. Welcome to Tehran -- 2. Life in the Islamic Republic of Iran -- 3. Tehran Chic -- 4. Meeting, Mating, ... and Cheating in the Islamic Republic -- 5. Caught! -- 6. High Risk -- 7. The Adults -- 8. Growing Up in the Islamic Republic?
ISBN
  • 9780804758567 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0804758565 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780804758574 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0804758573 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2008027906
OCLC
216938284
Other standard number
  • 40016006634
RCP
C - S

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