Casting off from the deployment of sexuality under modern biopolitics, the emergent subjectivities knitted between same-sex players and transexuals in Iran reveal networks of affiliation and fantasy best disclosed by psychoanalytic listening. Jean Laplanche's reworking of sublimation allows us to read a fantasy of fatality as evidence of transsexual inspiration in the materials gathered by Afsaneh Najmabadi's Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran (2014).

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