ISLAMIC HOMOSEXUALITIES CULTURE HISTORY AND LITERATURE PDF

Put aside the homophilism and the jargon, both of which are a bit strong, and what s left is a fascinating and eye-opening book about a topic much. Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature. Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe. with additional contributors. New York and. Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature is a collection of essays edited by Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe and published in by New.

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Gay people are all over the Anthropological QuarterlyJuly,Vol. The chapters on literature — especially those of Jim Wafer — push perhaps too hard for a homosexual rather than homoerotic readings. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious.

For all its talk of correcting Eurocentrism in scholarly treatments of the “Islam” and the “Middle East”, it relies on outdated Orientalist secondary sources to support the prevalence of “homosexuality” in the Islamic world, a claim that rests upon the anachronistic usage of the term and concept of homosexuality as we understand it today. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Culture, History, and Literature. Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, Literary Studies” covers Islamic law and literatkre literature in addition to tropes from Medieval-era Turkey and Iran. The dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture.

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The whole premise of the book rests upon the old Euro-orientalist myth that “sinful” behavior such as homosexuality runs rampant in homisexualities “sinful” realm of Islam, and that the religion lietrature Islam is more tolerant of gays and lesbians than Christianity. The first collection on this topic from a historical and anthropological perspective, Homosexuality in the Muslim World reveals that patterns of male and female homosexuality have existed and often flourished within the Islamic world.

The authors not only have the benefit of knowing homosexuality in many other societies but are well grounded in matters Islamic. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As most Muslims know, such ideas are utter nonsense. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures in terms of gender roles and sexuality.

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Account Options Sign in. Some of the contributors originate from Islamic countries, [4] and the authors included three Pakistanis. Stevenson of Ball State University wrote that the depth, length, and quality of the chapters varies and “Some read like fragments of what should have been a larger, more integrated work.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The authors not only have the benefit of knowing homosexuality in many other societies but are well grounded in matters Islamic.

Indeed, same-sex relations have, until quite recently, been much more tolerated under Islam than in the Christian West.

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The contributors draw islami historical documents, literary texts, ethnographic observation and direct observation by islzmic Muslim and non-Muslim authors to show the considerable diversity of Islamic societies and the existence of tolerated gender and sexual variances.

Had to read for a theology class. Chapter 12, “The Balkan Sworn Virgin: Other editions – View all Islamic Homosexualities: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cultire dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture. The contributors draw on historical documents, literary texts, ethnographic observation and direct observation by both Muslim and non-Muslim authors to show the considerable diversity of Islamic societies and the existence of tolerated gender and sexual variances.

As with so much else in the sexual realm, Islamic norms differ profoundly from Western ones. Indeed, same-sex relations have, until quite recently, been much more tolerated under Islam than in the Christian West.

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Male Actresses in Islamic Parts of Indonesia and. Culture, History, and Literature by Stephen O. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious. NYU Press will cancel exam copy orders if information cannot be verified.

Based on the latest theoretical perspectives in gender studies, feminism, and gay studies, Homosexuality in the Muslim World includes cultural and historical analyses of the entire Islamic world, not just the so-called Middle East. Essays show both age-stratified patterns of homosexuality, as revealed in the erotic and romantic poetry of medieval poets, and gender-based patterns, in which both men and women might, to varying degrees, choose to live as members of the opposite sex.

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Islamic Homosexualities

Sincere in the attempt to avoid Orientalist exoticist nonsense and immensely readable. It’s the only book of its kind I have ever found, and one of the best books on Islamic culture that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Didi Khayatt of York University stated her belief that “the authors’ need to find Islamic homosexualities either similar to or different from Western notions of corresponding sexual practices is in line with the very critique they want to avoid.

References to this book Queer Nations: Culture, History, and Literature is a collection of essays edited by Stephen O. Of parenthetical note, however, is the fact that the Biblical book Leviticus actually recommends that very punishment. The contributors draw on historical documents, literary texts, ethnographic observation and direct observation by both Muslim and non-Muslim authors to show the considerable diversity of Islamic societies and the existence of tolerated gender and sexual variances.