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This innovative book outlines the great complexity, variety and difference of male identities in Islamic societies. From the Taliban orphanages of Afghanistan to the cafés 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:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2090|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
Marianne Novy is Professor of English and former Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author ofLove’s Argument: Gender Relations in Shakespeare and the editor of Women’s Re-Visions of Shakespeare.
Table of Contents
• Rita Dove’s Two Shakespeare Poems--Peter Erickson
• Recent Australian Shrews : The ‘Larrikin Element’--Penny Gay
• Katie Mitchell’s Henry VI --Barbara Hodgdon
• Subverting the Male Gaze: Christine Edzard’s Film of As You Like It -- Patricia Lennox
• Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Good Night Desdemona and Paula Vogel’s Desdemona --Marianne Novy
• Jazz Cleopatras: Shakespearean Appropriations by Two Hollywood Divas: Josephine Baker and Tamora Dobson--Francesca Royster
• The Polluted Quarry: Nature and Body in A Thousand Acres --Barbara Mathieson
• King Lear and A Thousand Acres : Gender, Genre, and the Revisionary Impulse--Iska Alter
• Shakespeare in Iceland--Jane Smiley
• ‘Out of Shakespeare’?: Cordelia in Cat’s Eye --Suzanne Raitt
• Tempest Plainsong: Silencing Caliban’s Curse--Diana Brydon
• Sycorax Speaks: Marina Warner’sIndigo and The Tempest --Caroline Cakebread
• Claribel at Palace Dot Tunis--Linda Bamber