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Author Inhorn, Marcia C., 1957-

Title The new Arab man : emergent masculinities, technologies, and Islam in the Middle East / Marcia C. Inhorn
Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (429 pages)
Contents Prologue: Hamza, my infertile driver -- Introduction: reconceiving Middle Eastern manhood -- Emergent masculinities -- Hegemonic masculinity -- Infertile subjectivities -- Love stories -- Consanguineous connectivity -- Islamic masculinities -- Masturbation and semen collection -- Islam and assisted reproduction -- Sperm donation and adoption -- Egg donation and emergence -- Conclusion: emergent masculinities in the Middle East -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: the assisted reproduction fatwas -- Glossary of Arabic terms -- Glossary of medical terms -- Notes
Summary Middle Eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. The New Arab Man challenges these stereotypes with the stories of ordinary Middle Eastern men as they struggle to overcome infertility and childlessness through assisted reproduction. Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research across the Middle East with hundreds of men from a variety of social and religious backgrounds, Marcia Inhorn shows how the new Arab man is self-consciously rethinking the patriarchal masculinity of his forefathers and unseating received wisdoms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fertilization in vitro, Human.
Infertility -- Middle East -- Psychological aspects.
Man-woman relationships -- Middle East.
Masculinity -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Masculinity -- Middle East.
Men -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691148899
140084262X (electronic bk.)
9780691148885 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781400842629 (electronic bk.)