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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The contributors draw on historical documents, literary texts, ethnographic observation and direct observation by both Muslim and non-Muslim authors to show the considerable diversity of Islamic societies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. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Moreover, the fact that most of the authors and litsrature the editors do not know the languages of the societies they purport to discuss undermines the project from the very outset. Precursors of Islamic Male Homosexualities. The authors not only have the benefit of knowing homosexuality in many other societies but are well grounded in matters Islamic.
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All things considered, the book represents less an in-depth analysis into homosexuality in Muslim culture than an idealized, perverted fantasy world of these Western-born and bred authors. Two Baluchi Buggas a Sindhi Zenana. It gives lots of information on Islamic culture and history for pre that can be very useful.
Share your thoughts with other customers. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures in terms islwmic gender roles and sexuality. Had to read for a theology class. Will RoscoeStephen O. Despite the title, they deal predominantly with men; lesbians are little known about.
Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious.
Literary Studies” covers Islamic law and mystical literature in addition to tropes from Medieval-era Turkey and Iran. Showing of 9 reviews. For all its talk of correcting Eurocentrism in scholarly treatments of the “Islam” and the “Middle East”, it relies on outdated Orientalist secondary sources to support the prevalence of “homosexuality” in the Islamic world, a claim that rests upon the anachronistic usage of the term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.
Sexual Ethics and Islam: Dunne argued that the essays “are wide-ranging, prodigiously informative and bibliographically rich.
homosexua,ities Please list your name, institutional affiliation, course name and size, and institution address. The whole premise of the book rests upon the old Euro-orientalist myth that “sinful” behavior such as homosexuality runs rampant in the “sinful” realm of Islam, and that the religion of Islam is more tolerant of gays and lesbians than Christianity.
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Other editions – View all Islamic Homosexualities: 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. Homosexuality among Slave Elites in Ottoman Turkey. Learn hostory about Amazon Prime. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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. Anthropological QuarterlyJuly,Vol.
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Exam Copy Please list your name, institutional affiliation, course name and size, and institution address. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Retrieved from ” https: Introduction to Islamic Homosexualities.
No eBook available Amazon. Culture, History, and Literature. Dunne argued that the book’s weaknesses were an over-reliance on travel accounts from Westerners and translated texts and some factual errors; he also argued that “few, if any” authors “appear” to have formal expertise with the Middle East, even though several had a strong interest in the Middle East.
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