Sexuality in the Arab world / edited by Samir Khalaf and John Gagnon.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Saqi, 2006. Description: 312 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780863569487 (cased); 086356948X (cased)Subject(s): Sex -- Arab countriesLOC classification: HQ18.A65 | S49 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Living with dissonant sexual codes / Samir Khalaf -- States, cultures, colonies and globalization: a story of sex research / John H. Gagnon -- Sexuality, health and colonialism in postwar 1860 Beirut / Jens Hanssen -- Like pure gold: sexuality and honour amongst Lebanese emigrants, 1890-1920 / Akram F. Khater -- Migration, marginalized masculinity and dephallicization: a Lebanese villager's experience / Ghassan Hage -- Sexuality and the servant: an exploration of Arab images of the sexuality of domestic maids living in the household / Ray Jureidini -- Chastity capital: hierarchy and distinction in Damascus / Christa Salamandra -- In the eye of which beholder? Beauty, body image and sexuality in contemporary Tunisia / Angel M. Foster -- Breaking the silence: what AUB students really think about sex / Roseanne Saad Khalaf -- Creating queer space in Beirut / Sofian Merabet -- Transition Beirut: gay identities, lived realties / Jared McCormick -- Sacred prey and fatal mirror: the female body written by Amjad Nasir and 'Abduh Wazin / As'ad E. Khairallah -- Sexuality, fantasy and violence in Lebanon's postwar novel / Maher Jarrar -- Postscript and acknowledgments / Samir Khalaf.
"Arab cultural discourse has been slow to respond to changing sexual behaviour in the Arab world. The contributors to this collection pick up the slack, ranging across such disciplines as literature, history, sociology and psychology. Is Damascus the 'chastity capital' of the Middle East? How do gay men cruise in Beirut? Are young women in Tunis pressured both to lose and gain weight? What do Lebanese students write about sexual practices versus public behaviour? The fresh, compelling research topics covered include masculinity and migration; colonialism and sexual health; and fantasy and violence."--Publisher description.