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Of Virgins and Martyrs Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict

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ISBN-10: 142140754X

ISBN-13: 9781421407548

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Jacobson

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Women's bodies have become a battleground. Around the world, people argue about veiling, schooling for Afghan girls, and slutwalk protests, all of which involve issues of women's sexuality and freedom. Globalization, with its emphasis on human rights and individuality, heats up these arguments. In Of Virgins and Martyrs, David Jacobson takes the reader on a fascinating tour of how self-identity developed throughout history and what individualism means for Muslim societies struggling to maintain a sense of honor in a globalized twenty-first century.Some patriarchal societies have come to see women’s control of their own sexuality as a threat to a way of life that goes back thousands of…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English