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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-19T10:19:16Z
dc.date.available2013-07-19T10:19:16Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R. (2014). Sexuality, migration and identity among gay Iranian migrants to the UK. In: Y. Taylor and R. Snowdon (eds.), Queering Religion, Religious Queers. London: Routledge, pp. 44-60en
dc.identifier.isbn9780415843881
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8824
dc.description.abstractHomosexuality is strictly forbidden in Iran and, under certain circumstances, carries the death penalty. Many gay and lesbian Iranians emigrate to avoid persecution. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, this chapter examines the identities and experiences of 25 self-identified gay Iranian migrants to the UK. The analysis revealed three themes: (1) “Being gay in Iran: A social and psychological struggle”; (2) “Capitalising on being gay in Iran”; and (3) “Migration: A psychological ‘cue’ for re-conceptualisation.” The chapter outlines some of the socio-psychological struggles experienced by individuals, and shows how their perspectives may be shaped by their migratory experience, which in many cases provides a new lens for viewing their sexuality.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjecthomosexualityen
dc.subjectmigrationen
dc.subjectIslamen
dc.subjectsexualityen
dc.subjectgay Iraniansen
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjectsocial psychologyen
dc.titleSexuality, migration and identity among gay Iranian migrants to the UK.en
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4324/9780203753040-11
dc.researchgroupPsychologyen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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