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Author Massad, Joseph Andoni, 1963-

Title Desiring Arabs / Joseph A. Massad
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 453 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Anxiety in civilization -- Remembrances of desires past -- Re-orienting desire: the gay international and the Arab world -- Sin, crimes, and disease: taxonomies of desires present -- Deviant fictions -- The truth of fictional desires -- Conclusion -- Works cited -- Name index -- Subject index
Summary Sexual desire has long played a key role in Western judgments about the value of Arab civilization. In the past, Westerners viewed the Arab world as licentious, and Western intolerance of sex led them to brand Arabs as decadent; but as Western society became more sexually open, the supposedly prudish Arabs soon became viewed as backward. Rather than focusing exclusively on how these views developed in the West, in Desiring Arabs Joseph A. Massad reveals the history of how Arabs represented their own sexual desires. To this aim, he assembles a massive and diverse compendium of Arabic writing fr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-441) and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Civilization, Arab.
Arabs -- Sexual behavior
Sexual Behavior -- history
Homosexuality -- history
PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality.
SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction.
Civilization, Arab
Public opinion, Western
Öffentliche Meinung
Seksuele ethiek.
SUBJECT Arab countries -- Foreign public opinion, Western
Subject Arab countries
Westliche Welt
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226509600