Sexuality in the Arab World

Sexuality in the Arab World

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Arab cultural discourse has been slow to respond to changing sexual behaviour. The contributors to this collection pick up the slack, ranging across such disciplines as literature, history, sociology and psychology. Is Damascus the a€˜chastity capitala€™ of the Middle East, where perceptions of wealth and class fuel female rivalries? How do gay men cruise in Beirut? How do young women in Tunis cope with both social pressures to become thin and family pressures to gain weight? What do Lebanese creative-writing students write about sexual practices versus public behaviour? The fresh, compelling research topics covered include masculinity and migration; colonialism and sexual health; fantasy and violence; and domestic workers and sexual tensions. a€˜Other peoplea€™s sex lives have always been a source of fascination, and nowhere more so than in the Middle East ... Ground-breaking.a€™ New StatesmanHobsbawn, Eric, and Terence Ranger, eds, The Invention of Tradition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Inkeles, Alex, The ... Laqueur, Thomas W., Solitary Sex, New York: Zone Books, 2003. ... a€”a€”Soviet Attitudes toward Authority: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Problems of Soviet Character, New York:Rand Corporation and McGrawHill, 1951. Moore ... John F., and Ford, Kathleen, Sex and.

Title:Sexuality in the Arab World
Author:Samir Khalaf, John Gagnon
Publisher:Saqi - 2014-05-13


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