March 20, 2014, 4:30pm
"'Sanctioned" Masculinities': To Be a Young Man in a Liberalizing/Sanctioned Iran"
Presenter: Negar Razavi, University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center Graduate Student Colloquium 13-14
Location: David Rittenhouse Laboratory (209 South 33rd Street) Room 3C4

In this paper, Negar examines the dislocated experiences of lower middle class urban men in Iran as they navigate between their growing aspirations for socioeconomic mobility and the harsh realities of economic and social exclusion in an increasingly fragile economic landscape. Drawing on nearly five months of ethnographic fieldwork and research in southern and eastern Tehran and Shahr-e Rey, this paper will explore questions of class, masculinity, economic liberalization, and the impact of international sanctions on Iran".

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