New book taking some directions from heterotopia:
Jón Ingvar Kjaran (2019) ‘Gay Life Stories: Same-Sex Desires in Post-Revolutionary Iran’, Springer.
Abstract for book:
The chapter lays out the theoretical framework of the book, which is mostly inspired by Michel Foucault’s work. It discusses how the author engaged with Foucault during and after his fieldwork. Foucauldian concepts, such as panopticon, docile bodies, biopower, and heterotopia, as well as his notion of bodies as a site of power and resistance, are discussed and connected to the data. Spatial dimensions of same-sex desires and the discursive formation of sexualities are explicated. Foucault’s writing about the technologies of the self, the ethics of being, and confessions are then introduced and discussed.