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Islamicate sexualities : translations across temporal geographies of desire

Author: Kathryn Babayan; Afsaneh Najmabadi; Harvard University. Center for Middle Eastern Studies.; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Center for Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard University : Distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008.
Series: Harvard Middle Eastern monographs, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desires explores different genealogies of sexuality and questions of the theoretical emphases and epistemic assumptions affecting current histories of sexuality. Concerned with the dynamic interplay between cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, the anthology moves across disciplinary fields, integrating literary criticism with social and
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Islamicate sexualities.
Cambridge, Mass. : Center for Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard University : Distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609164662
Named Person: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Babayan; Afsaneh Najmabadi; Harvard University. Center for Middle Eastern Studies.; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
ISBN: 9780674032040 0674032047
OCLC Number: 212014544
Notes: "This anthology emerges from a seminar sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in May 2003"--Preface.
Description: xiv, 376 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The past is a foreign country? : the times and spaces of islamicate sexuality studies / Valerie Traub --
A handsome boy among those barbarous Turks : Cervantes's Muslims and the art and science of desire / Leyla Rouhi --
Cross-dressing and female same-sex marriage in medieval French and Arabic literatures / Sahar Amer --
Comparison, competition, and cross-dressing : cross-cultural analysis in a contested world / Brad Epps --
The obscenity of the vizier / Frédéric Lagrange --
Homoerotic liaisons among the Mamluk elite in late medieval Egypt and Syria / Everett K. Rowson --
"In spirit we ate each other's sorrow" : female companionship in seventeenth-century Safavi Iran / Kathryn Babayan --
Types, acts, or what? : regulation of sexuality in nineteenth-century Iran / Afsaneh Najmabadi --
Epilogue : Sexual epistemologies, East and West / Dina A-Kassim.
Series Title: Harvard Middle Eastern monographs, 39.
Responsibility: edited by Kathryn Babayan and Afsaneh Najmabadi ; with contributions by Dina Al-Kassim [and others].
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"Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desires explores different genealogies of sexuality and questions of the theoretical emphases and epistemic assumptions affecting current histories of sexuality. Concerned with the dynamic interplay between cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, the anthology moves across disciplinary fields, integrating literary criticism with social and cultural history, and establishes a dialogue among historians (Kathryn Babayan, Frederic Lagrange, Afsaneh Najmabadi, and Everett Rowson), comparative literary scholars (Sahar Amer and Leyla Rouhi), and critical theorists of sexualities (Valerie Traub, Brad Epps, and Dina Al-Kassim).

As a whole, the anthology challenges Middle Eastern Studies with questions that have arisen in recent studies of sexualities, bringing into conversation Euro-American scholarship of sexuality with that of scholars engaged in studies of sexualities across a vast cultural (Iberian, Arabic, and Iranian) and temporal field (from the tenth century to the medieval and modern)."--Jacket.

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