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Flowers in the Garbage: Transformations of Prostitution in Iran in the late Nineteenth-Twenty-First Centuries in Iran

Journal article
Authors M. Dezhamkhooy
Leila Papoli-Yazdi
Published in International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Pages 23
ISSN 1092-7697
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Historical Studies
Pages 23
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10761-020-00541...
Keywords Garbology, Prostitution, Iran, Modernization, Women, Recent, Contemporary past, Red district, Archaeology
Subject categories History

Abstract

The archaeology of garbage project was conducted in 2017-18 to investigate the daily garbage of inhabitants of two districts of Tehran. Among the discarded materials, we recognized scattered evidence of prostitutes' daily life. Finding such evidence gave us an alibi to work on the historical documents in order to trace the patterns of prostitution in nineteenth-century Tehran. In this article, we configure "the geography of prostitution" and the politics of marginalization in the largest city of Iran through investigating the material culture found in garbage fills, surveying the city plan, photos, written documents, and archival data.

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