Islamic MasculinitiesBook - 2006
This innovative book outlines the great complexity, variety and difference of male identities in Islamic societies. From the Taliban orphanages of Afghanistan to the cafes of Morocco, from the experience of couples at infertility clinics in Egypt to that of Iraqi conscripts, it shows how the masculine gender is constructed and negotiated in the Islamic Ummah. It goes far beyond the traditional notion that Islamic masculinities are inseparable from the control of women, and shows how the relationship between spirituality and masculinity is experienced quite differently from the prevailing Western norms.
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm