Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East: Challenges and Discourses

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Pınar İlkkaracan
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 218 pages
The main concern of this volume is to explore the contemporary political and social dynamics pertaining to sexuality in the Middle East. The chapters illustrate that discourses, debates and challenges that surround sexuality are complex, and cannot be reduced to a single underlying factor, be it religion, culture, feminism - or secularism.
 

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Contents

Sexuality as a Contested Political Domain in
1
Criminal Law Women and Sexuality in the Middle East
17
How Adultery Almost Derailed Turkeys Aspirations to Join
41
Evidence of Civil Society in Jordan
65
Between Secular and Religious Discourses
83
Contesting Discourses of Sexuality in PostRevolutionary Iran
101
Who Said That Love is Forbidden? Gender and Sexuality in Iraqi
139
Womens Bodies as Arenas
165
Dilemmas in Dealing with
177
Migrant Sex Workers from the Former
199
Index
215
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Pinar Ilkkaracan is an Adjunct Professor at Bosphorus University, Turkey.

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