Islamic Masculinities

Edited by Lahoucine Ouzgane

Islamic Masculinities

Edited by Lahoucine Ouzgane

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256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2006  
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842772751 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
'We have waited a long time for a book on Muslim men and Islamic masculinities and now we have one. Lahoucine Ouzgane's timely collection covers the key debates about men and masculinity and includes discussion of violence, sexuality, spirituality and power.' - Professor Robert Morrell, School of Education, Faculty of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal

'Gender problems and gender justice concern men as intimately as they concern women. In recent years, studies of men and masculinities have developed rapidly around the world. Islamic Masculinities is a valuable contribution to this new branch of social science. It is also a challenge.' - R.W.Connell, University Professor at the University of Sydney and author of Masculinities and Gender

'The wide-ranging and ground-breaking essays included in Ouzgane's thoughtful collection unequivocally demonstrate the diverse and suggestive complexity of both concepts and practices of Islamic masculinities, sexualities, and gender.' - Mary Layoun, Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin

'Lahoucine Ouzgane has collated a powerful and impressive collection of essays, making an important and timely contribution to our understanding of men and masculinities. In an age when the complex relationship between Islam and gender has never been more critical, and yet never more susceptible to myth, Islamic Masculinities not only challenges prevalent stereotypes about Muslim men and women, but provides compelling insights into the dynamics of masculine identity construction.' - Stephen Whitehead, author of Men and Masculinities: Key themes and new directions
PART ONE: Masculinities and Religion
1. Gender and Islamic Spirituality: A Psychological View of 'Low' Fundamentalism - Durre S. Ahmed
2. The Smile of Death and the Solemncholy of Masculinity - Banu Helvacioglu
3. Alternate Images of the Prophet Muhammad's Virility - Ruth Roded
4. The Trial of Heritage and the Legacy of Abraham - Najat Rahman

PART TWO: Masculinities and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
5. My wife is from the jinn: Palestinian men, diaspora, and love - Celia Rothenberg
6. Chasing Horses, Eating Arabs - Rob K. Baum
7. Stranger Masculinities: Gender and Politics in a Palestinian-Israeli 'Third-Space' - Daniel Monterescu

PART THREE: Masculinities and Social Practice
8. Gender, Power and Social Change in Morocco - Don Conway-Long
9. Masculinity and gender violence in Yemen - Mohammed Baobaid
10. Opportunities for Masculinity and Love: Cultural Production in Ba'thist Iraq during the 1980s - Achim Rohde
11. On being homosexual and Muslim: Conflicts and Challenges - Asifa Siraj
12. 'The worms are weak': Male Infertility and Patriarchal Paradoxes in Egypt - Marcia C. Inhorn
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