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Desiring Arabs

Author: Joseph Andoni Massad
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Sexual desire has long played a key role in Western judgments about the value of Arab civilization. This title reveals the history of how Arabs represented their own sexual desires. It assembles a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Andoni Massad
ISBN: 9780226509594 0226509591
OCLC Number: 225876058
Description: xiv, 453 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Anxiety in civilization --
Remembrances of desires past --
Re-orienting desire : the gay international and the Arab world --
Sin, crimes, and disease : taxonomies of desires present --
Deviant fictions --
The truth of fictional desires --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Massad.

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"A pioneering work on a very timely yet frustratingly neglected topic.... I know of no other study that can even begin to compare with the detail and scope of [this] work." - Khaled El-Rouayheb, Read more...

 
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