Reinventin Love? Gender, Intimacy and Romance in the Arab World

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Book:A book with an explicit publisher.
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Title
Reinventin Love? Gender, Intimacy and Romance in the Arab World
Author(s)
Maffi Irene, Fortier Corinne, Kreil Aymon
Publisher
Peter Lang
Address of publication
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford
ISBN
978-3-0343-2778-7
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2018
Language
english
Abstract
Affective and sexual intimacy are sensitive issues in the Arab World. However moments of closeness between men and women have always been possible, perhaps even more so today, thanks to the spread of mixed-gender social spaces and new communication technologies. Further, while undeniably embedded in gendered relations of power, love is a highly ambivalent field of experience that involves a good deal of negotiation between partners and with family and can stand in tense relationship to ideals of patriarchal domination. Often, however, romantic love is contrasted with love after marriage. This book precisely explores the relationship between love and marriage in the contemporary Arab world. By sketching the paths of amorous encounters in the Arab world, it introduces the reader to the conflicting configurations that shape love practices, providing new insights into a still-emerging field of inquiry. It examines notions of gender, intimacy and love through ethnographic case studies that offer an insight into current dynamics in Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
Keywords
Arab world, Gender, Intimacy, Love, Modernity, Romance, State
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06/12/2018 14:52
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29/01/2020 6:19
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