Reinventing Love? Gender, intimacy and romance in the Arab world

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serval:BIB_60934C212A8F
Type
Livre: un livre et son éditeur.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Reinventing Love? Gender, intimacy and romance in the Arab world
Auteur(s)
Maffi Irene, Fortier Corinne, Kreil Aymon
Editeur
Peter Lang
Lieu d'édition
Bern
ISBN
978-3-0343-2781-7
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/12/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Maffi Irene, Fortier Corinne, Kreil Aymon
Série
Middle East Studies
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
180
Résumé
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 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.
Mots-clé
Arab world, Love, Gender, Intimacy
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