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Deconstructing sexuality in the Middle East : challenges and discourses

Deconstructing sexuality in the Middle East : challenges and discourses / edited by Pinar İlkkaracan.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
ix, 218 p. ; 24 cm.
<Table of contents only>
Other contributors
İlkkaracan, Pınar.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Sexuality as a contested political domain in the Middle East / Pinar İlkkaracan
  • Criminal law, women and sexuality in the Middle East / Sherifa Zuhur
  • How adultery almost derailed Turkey's aspirations to join the European union / Pinar İlkkaracan
  • Fighting honor crimes: evidence of civil society in Jordan / Stefanie Eileen Nanes
  • Sex education in Lebanon: between secular and religious discourses / Azzah Shararah Baydoun
  • Contesting discourses of sexuality in post-revolutionary Iran / Hammed Shahidian
  • Who said that love is forbidden? Gender and sexuality in Iraqi public discourse of the 1970s and 1980s / Achim Rohde
  • Militarization, nation and gender: women's bodies as arenas of violent conflict / Rubina Saigol
  • Towards a cultural definition of rape: dilemmas in dealing with rape victims in Palestinian society / Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
  • The 'Natasha' experience: migrant sex workers from the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe in Turkey / Leyla Gülçür and Punar İlkkaracan.
The main concern of this volume is to explore the contemporary political and social dynamics pertaining to sexuality in the Middle East. The chapters illustrate that discourses, debates and challenges that surround sexuality are complex, and cannot be reduced to a single underlying factor, be it religion, culture, feminism - or secularism.
Kinsey subjects
Sex and politics--Middle East. Social conditions--Middle East. Sex and society--Middle East. Sex ethics--Middle East. Gender role identification--Middle East.
9780754672357 (alk. paper) 0754672352 (alk. paper)


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