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Sex and the Citadel : intimate life in a changing Arab world

Author: Shereen El-Feki
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
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A groundbreaking examination of changing sexual attitudes and behaviors in the Middle East identifies the sexual factors behind key political, economic, social, and religious trends impacting the region. As political change sweeps the streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, the author has long been looking at upheaval a little closer to home, in the sexual lives of men and women  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shereen El-Feki
ISBN: 9780307377395 0307377393
OCLC Number: 753624749
Description: xxi, 345 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Shifting positions --
Desperate housewives --
Sex and the single Arab --
Facts of life --
Sex for sale --
Dare to be different --
Come the revolution.
Responsibility: Shereen El Feki.

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A groundbreaking examination of changing sexual attitudes and behaviors in the Middle East identifies the sexual factors behind key political, economic, social, and religious trends impacting the region. As political change sweeps the streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, the author has long been looking at upheaval a little closer to home, in the sexual lives of men and women in Egypt and across the region. The result is an account of a highly sensitive, and still largely secret, aspect of Arab society. Sex is entwined in religion and tradition, politics and economics, gender and generations, so it makes the perfect lens for examining the region's complex social landscape. From pregnant virgins to desperate housewives, from fearless activists to religious firebrands, this bool takes a look at the sexual history of the Arab region, and brings new voices to the debate over its future. This is no peep show or academic treatise. It is a highly personal, often humorous, account of one woman's journey to better understand Arab society at its most intimate, and in the process, better understand her own origins. Rich with five years of research from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, Tunisia to Qatar, this book conveys a unique and timely insight into everyday lives in a part of the world that is changing in front of our very eyes.

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