Islamic Masculinities

ISBN-10: 1842772759
ISBN-13: 9781842772751
Edition: 2006
List price: $41.95
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This illuminating book should be of major interest to students of culture, gender and sociology. It outlines the great complexity, variety and difference of male identities in Islamic societies and will provide new insights even to specialists in the Middle East and Islamic studies.

Acknowledgements
Islamic masculinities: an introduction
Masculinities and religion
Gender and Islamic spirituality: a psychological view of 'low' fundamentalism
The psychological/theoretical framework
Elements of doctrine and practice in Islamic mysticism
Ulemasculinists, money-theists, and other 'low' fundamentalists
The terror within
The hero's shadow
The absence of eros and logos
Masculinity in crisis
Conclusion
The smile of death and the solemncholy of masculinity
Tragedy is comedy
Islamic masculinity, will you please stand up?
The end: go in laughter
Alternate images of the Prophet Muhammad's virility
Forthright classical Islamic descriptions of the Prophet's sexual life
Western European attacks on Muhammad's 'licentious behaviour'
Modern Muslims' defensive responses
Modern Muslim's views of sexuality
Conclusion
The trial of heritage and the legacy of Abraham
Masculinities and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
'My Wife is from the Jinn': Palestinian men, diaspora and love
The jinn and politics in the West Bank
On interpretation
Diaspora and return
Love and desire
The power of love
Chasing horses, eating Arabs
The language of struggle
The Palestinian position
Plot lines
Screening male/female sexuality
Feminizing the enemy
Eating Arabs
Stranger masculinities: gender and politics in a Palestinian-Israeli 'third space'
Identity conflicts and dilemmas of the Palestinian citizens of Israel
The mixed context in Jaffa: otherness, strangeness and stereotypes
To modernity and back: three competing models of masculinity
Stranger masculinities as postcolonial products
Masculinities and social practice
Gender, power and social change in Morocco
Social changes
Masculinity and gender violence in Yemen
Methodology
Understanding gender violence within the family
The status of women in Islamic countries
Yemen society
Violence against women in Yemen
The legalization of gender violence
The response of society towards gender violence
Conclusion
Appendix
Opportunities for masculinity and love: cultural production in Ba'thist Iraq during the 1980s
Nationalism and gender
Mass culture in Ba'thist Iraq
Militarism, war and gender
When the land is female, war is love and the nation is a family
Conclusion
On being homosexual and Muslim: conflicts and challenges
Source of conflict
Coming out
Marriage
The challenge to heteronormativity
Conclusion
'The worms are weak': male infertility and patriarchal paradoxes in Egypt
Male infertility in global perspective
Methodology
Two cases of male infertility
Egyptian patriarchy
Patriarchy and procreative blame
Conclusion
Contributors
Index

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