Stolen Honor Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin

ISBN-10: 0804759006

ISBN-13: 9780804759007

Edition: 2008

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The covered Muslim woman is a common spectacle in Western media—a victim of male brutality, the oppressed and suffering wife or daughter. And the resulting negative stereotypes of Muslim men, stereotypes reinforced by the post-9/11 climate in which he is seen as a potential terrorist, have become so prominent that they influence and shape public policy, citizenship legislation, and the course of elections across Europe and throughout the Western world. In this book, Katherine Pratt Ewing asks why and how these stereotypes—what she terms "stigmatized masculinity"—largely go unrecognized, and examines how Muslim men manage their masculine identities in the face of such discrimination. The author focuses her analysis and develops an ethnographic portrait of the Turkish Muslim immigrant community in Germany, a population increasingly framed in the media and public discourse as in crisis because of a perceived refusal of Muslim men to assimilate. Interrogating this sense of crisis, Ewing examines a series of controversies—including honor killings, headscarf debates, and Muslim stereotypes in cinema and the media—to reveal how the Muslim man is ultimately depicted as the "abjected other" in German society.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 5/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Katherine Pratt Ewing is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Religion at Duke University. She is the author ofArguing Sainthood: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and Islam and the editor of Being and Belonging: Muslims in the US since 9/11(1997).

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Masculinity in a National Imaginary
Mythologizing the "Traditional" Man
Imagining Tradition: The Turkish Villager
Between Cinema and Social Work: Rescuing the Muslim Woman from the Muslim Man
Between Modernity and Tradition: Negotiating Stigmatization
Recovering Honor and Respect
Stigmatized Masculinity and the German National Imaginary
The Honor Killing
National Controversies and Social Fantasies of the Other
Germanness and the Leitkultur Controversy: Protecting the Constitution from the Muslim Man
Epilogue
Notes
References
Index
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