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Description - A Social History of Sexual Relations in Iran by Willem Floor

This study illuminates the 2,500 year social history of sexual relations in Iran. Marriage, temporary marriage, prostitution, and homosexuality are all discussed, as well as the often unintended result of these relations -- sexually transmitted diseases. The book uses travellers' accounts, Iranian and international archival sources, as well as government data to bring together, in detail, and within the context of Iranian culture and religion, the nature, variety, and problems of sexual relations in Iran over the ages. Finally, Willem Floor summarises the issues that Iranian society faces today -- which are not dissimilar to that of many other industrial nations -- the challenge to the male claim to dominance over women; change in the age of marriage; premarital sex; rising divorce rates; rising promiscuity; prostitution; sexually transmitted diseases; homosexuality and street children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933823331
ISBN-10: 193382333X
Format: Paperback
(150mm x 225mm x 27mm)
Pages: 459
Imprint: Mage Publishers
Publisher: Mage Publishers
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Willem Floor

Dr Willem Floor studied development economics, non-western sociology, as well as Persian, Arabic, and Islamology from 1963-1967 at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands). He received his doctoral degree from the University of Leiden in 1971. Since 1983, Dr Floor has been employed by the World Bank as an energy specialist. Throughout this time, he has published extensively on the socio-economic history of Iran.

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