Recent Submissions

  • Drugs Politics - Managing Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran 

    Ghiabi, M (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 20 June 2019)
    Iran has one of the world's highest rates of drug addiction: estimated to be between 2 and 7 percent of the entire population. This makes the questions that this book asks all the more salient: what is the place of illegal ...
  • Maintaining disorder: the micropolitics of drugs policy in Iran 

    Ghiabi, M (Informa UK Limited, 9 August 2017)
    This article analyses the ways in which the state ‘treats’ addiction among precarious drug (ab)users in Iran. While most Muslim-majority as well as some Western states have been reluctant to adopt harm reduction measures, ...
  • Islam and cannabis: Legalisation and religious debate in Iran 

    Ghiabi, M; Maarefvand, M; Bahari, H; et al. (Elsevier, 9 April 2018)
    Iran is currently discussing cannabis and opium regulations, which could bring a legalisation of drug consumption through a state supervised system. The article engages with the question of cannabis by looking at the legal ...
  • Under the bridge in Tehran: Addiction, Poverty and Capital 

    Ghiabi, M (SAGE Publications, 1 June 2020)
    The article provides an ethnographic study of the lives of the ‘dangerous class’ of drug users based on fieldwork carried out among different drug using ‘communities’ in Tehran between 2012 and 2016. The primary objective ...
  • On Becoming “Bad Subjects”: Teaching to Transgress in Neoliberal Education 

    Natanel, K (Palgrave Macmillan, 23 November 2016)
    This chapter reflects upon the challenges facing feminist early career scholars who “teach to transgress” (hooks 1994) in the context of neoliberalism. As recent academic articles and media accounts highlight, Higher ...

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