Money at Work On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders

ISBN-10: 0814720803
ISBN-13: 9780814720806
Edition: 2012
Authors: Kevin J. Delaney
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 279
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures in terms of gender roles and sexuality.The first collection on this topic from a historical and anthropological perspective, Homosexuality in the Muslim World reveals that patterns of male and female homosexuality have existed and often flourished within the Islamic world. Indeed, same-sex relations have, until quite recently, been much more tolerated under Islam than in the Christian West.Based on the latest theoretical perspectives in gender studies, feminism, and gay studies, Homosexuality in the Muslim World includes cultural and historical analyses of the entire Islamic world, not just the so-called Middle East. Essays show both age-stratified patterns of homosexuality, as revealed in the erotic and romantic poetry of medieval poets, and gender-based patterns, in which both men and women might, to varying degrees, choose to live as members of the opposite sex. The contributors draw on historical documents, literary texts, ethnographic observation and direct observation by both Muslim and non-Muslim authors to show the considerable diversity of Islamic societies and the existence of tolerated gender and sexual variances.

Kevin J. Delaney is Professor of Sociology and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University and author of Strategic Bankruptcy and Public Dollars, Private Stadiums.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Thinking about Money
Money at Work
Risk and Reward: Hedge Fund Traders and Poker Players
When Time Is Money: Commission Salespeople and Sports and Entertainment Agents
Other Peoples Money: Fund Raisers and Grant Givers
Advice and Counsel: Investment Advisors and Debt Counselors
Sacred and Profane: Religious Clergy
Testing Limits: Experimenting with Currency Prices, and Salaries
Money Cultures at Work and Beyond
Methodological Appendix
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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