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Headscarves And Hymens

Author : Mona Eltahawy
ISBN : 9780374710651
Genre : Religion
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A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled "Why Do They Hate Us?" it provoked a firestorm of controversy. The response it generated, with more than four thousand posts on the website, broke all records for the magazine, prompted dozens of follow-up interviews on radio and television, and made it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is an explosive issue, one that engages and often enrages the public. In Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens. Eltahawy has traveled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf, confronting the "toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend." A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, Headscarves and Hymens is as illuminating as it is incendiary.
Category: Religion

Pop Culture In North Africa And The Middle East Entertainment And Society Around The World

Author : Andrew Hammond
ISBN : 9781440833847
Genre : History
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Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia. • Allows readers to make cross-cultural comparisons by relating pop culture in the Islamic world to pop culture in the United States • Supplies highly relatable content for young adult readers that is presented in a fun and engaging way • Provides information that students can use in daily life, such as renting a popular or acclaimed Middle Eastern film or watching a YouTube video of Egyptian music • Enables students to better understand the uneasy paradox that is pop culture in the Islamic world
Category: History

Making The New Middle East

Author : Valerie J. Hoffman
ISBN : 9780815654575
Genre : Social Science
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Demands for freedom, justice, and dignity have animated protests and revolutions across the Middle East in recent years, from the Iranian Green Movement and the Arab Spring uprisings to Turkey’s March for Justice and the ongoing struggle in Palestine. Although expectations raised by the Arab Spring were largely disappointed and protests that toppled entrenched rulers unleashed vicious counterrevolutionary forces, there is no doubt that the landscape of the Middle East has changed. Drawing from diverse disciplines, this volume offers critical perspectives on these changes, covering politics, religion, gender dynamics, human rights, media, literature, and music. What ultimately has changed in "the new Middle East"? Who are the actors pushing the direction of change? How are aspirations for change being expressed through media and the arts? With extensive analysis and thoughtful reflection, this book gives readers an in-depth portrayal of a modernizing Middle East.
Category: Social Science

A Taste Of Honey

Author : Habeeb Akande
ISBN : 9780957484511
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A Taste of Honey provides a scholarly exposition on the prominent place that sexuality and erotology enjoyed in traditional Islam. The book is divided into two parts; part one presents a critical examination of sexual ethics and part two consists of a concise treatise on the art of seduction and lovemaking. The central aim of this book argues that Islam is a sexually enlightened religion which teaches that sensuality should not be devoid of spirituality. The book also argues that the loss of sacred sensuality afflicting modern society can be reclaimed by a revival of the classical erotological tradition. Drawing upon the Qur’ān, ĥadīth and traditional erotological literature, the book follows the style and composition of classical Eastern and Afro-Arab love texts such as the Kama Sutra and Jalāl ad-Dīn aś-Śuyūţī’s erotic treatises. A Taste of Honey is a thought-provoking work on a highly sensitive, yet extremely important subject.
Category: Health & Fitness

Lgbtq Poc

Author : Zeyad Salem
ISBN : 1786996065
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There are not enough books like this one. That's because a hierarchy of visibility and priority has long favoured white voices over those of colour; gay men over lesbian women; gay and lesbian people over bisexuals. Transgender, non-binary and gender queer people are the most marginalized and this is especially true of people of colour. Today there are still 72 countries that outlaw same sex acts between consenting adults. In 27 of those, the laws apply only to men. In the rest, they apply to men and women. There are 8 United Nations member states where a person can be put to death for participating in consensual sexual activity with someone of the same sex. Even in countries where LGBTQ rights have become more accepted, trans women of colour have a life expectancy of only 35 years. Black gay and bisexual men in the US have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world. About three-quarters of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) men in the UK have personally experienced racism on the gay scene. LGBTQ people of colour exist and fight for the right to exist in ways white narratives rarely acknowledge. Representation matters.