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Islam and homosexuality

Author: Samar Habib
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
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Same-sex intercourse is condemned outright under Islamic law, and today, convictions of homosexual behavior are punishable by death in several Muslim countries. Yet a study of Islamic religion and history shows a more nuanced view of homosexuality than often perceived{u2014}and evidence indicates that a genuine LGBTIQ movement is gaining momentum in the Muslim world. Volume one of this set offers specific  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samar Habib
ISBN: 9780313379000 0313379009 9780313379024 0313379025 9780313379048 0313379041 9780313379017 0313379017 9780313379031 0313379033 9780313379055 031337905X
OCLC Number: 373474875
Description: 2 volumes (lxii, 503 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. Islam and the politics of homophobia: the persecution of homosexuals in Islamic Malaysia compared to secular China / Walter L. Williams --
Longing, not belonging, and living in fear / Badruddin Khan --
Public displays of affection: male homoerotic desire and sociability in medieval Arabic literature / Jocelyn Sharlet --
Islam and the acceptance of homosexuality: the shortage of socioeconomic well-being and responsive democracy / Tilo Beckers --
Gays under occupation: interviews with gay Iraqis / Michael T. Luongo --
Reading and writing the queer hajj / Omer Shah --
Sexual orientation: the ideological underpinnings of the gay advance in Muslim-majority societies as witnessed in online chat rooms / Max Kramer --
"Because Allah says so": faithful bodies, female masculinities, and the Malay Muslim community of Singapore / Nur ʻAdlina Maulod and Nurhaizatul Jamila Jamil --
Mithliyyun or Lutiyyun? Neo-orthodoxy and the debate on the unlawfulness of same-sex relations in Islam / Barbara Zollner --
v. 2. The social construction of religious realities by queer Muslims / Christopher Grant Kelly --
Is there a gay-friendly Islam? Synthesizing tradition and modernity in the question of homosexuality in Islam / Christopher Grant Kelly --
Neither homophobic nor (hetero) sexually pure: contextualizing Islam's objections to same-sex sexuality / Aleardo Zanghellini --
Implied cases for Muslim same-sex unions / Junaid Bin Jahangir --
Queer visions of Islam / Rusmir Musić --
Queer, American, and Muslim: cultivating identities and communities of affirmation / Mahruq Fatima Khan --
You're what?: engaging narratives from diasporic Muslim women on identity and gay liberation / Ayisha A. Al-Sayyad --
"Everywhere you turn you have to jump into another closet": hegemony, hybridity, and queer Australian Muslims / Ibrahim Abraham --
Marketing diversity: homonormativity and the queer Turkish organizations in Berlin / Ilgin Yorukoglu --
Touch of pink: diasporic queer experiences within Islamic communities / Ahmet Atay --
Sexualities and the social order in Arab and Muslim communities / Rabab Abdulhadi.
Responsibility: Samar Habib, editor ; foreword by Parvez Sharma.

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An extensive collection of essays that examines the place of homosexuality in the contemporary and classical Muslim world.* Includes the work of 21 contributors, each a groundbreaking scholar on this  Read more...

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