• Jón Ingvar KjaranEmail author


The chapter provides an overview of the book and its particular focus and contribution to the generating of knowledge on sexual minorities in the Middle Eastern context. It describes the aims, structure, and research questions that informed the study. The methods used, the setting of the research, as well as the researcher’s positionality are discussed. The focus is on describing the ethnographic approach used when collecting the data and introducing the research context, Iran/Tehran, as well as those who participated in the research. Ethical questions relating to conducting research underground are addressed.


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  1. 1.University of IcelandReykjavikIceland

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