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Reinventing Love?

Gender, intimacy and romance in the Arab world

von Corinne Fortier (Band-Herausgeber:in) Aymon Kreil (Band-Herausgeber:in) Irene Maffi (Band-Herausgeber:in)
Sammelband 214 Seiten

Zusammenfassung

Affective and sexual intimacy are sensitive issues in the Arab World. However moments of closeness between men and women have always been possible, perhaps even more so today, thanks to the spread of mixed-gender social spaces and new communication technologies. Further, while undeniably embedded in gendered relations of power, love is a highly ambivalent field of experience that involves a good deal of negotiation between partners and with family and can stand in tense relationship to patriarchal domination. Often, however, romantic love is contrasted with love after marriage. This book precisely explores the relationship between love and marriage in the contemporary Arab world. By sketching the paths of amorous encounters in the Arab world, it introduces the reader to the conflicting configurations that shape love practices, providing new insights into a still-emerging field of inquiry. It examines notions of gender, intimacy and love through ethnographic case studies that offer an insight into current dynamics in Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  • Cover
  • Titel
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction: Reinventing Love? Gender, Intimacy and Romance in the Arab World (Corinne Fortier / Aymon Kreil / Irene Maffi)
  • Chapter 1: The Art of Playing Tuql. How to ‘Make’ Love in Egypt (Steffen Strohmenger)
  • Chapter 2: The Expenses of Love: Seduction, Poetry and Jealousy in Mauritania (Corinne Fortier)
  • Chapter 3: Practices of Love in Ramallah. Between Colonization, Norms and Individualism (Mariangela Gasparotto)
  • Chapter 4: Pixel Outlines of Intimacy. Online Love among Young People in Muscat (Marion Breteau)
  • Chapter 5: Who Is the Right One? The Meanings of (Marital) Love in the United Arab Emirates (Laure Assaf)
  • Chapter 6: Romantic Love and Finding a Place in Life: Jordanian University Students and Their Loving Subjectivities (Daniele Cantini)
  • Chapter 7: Uncertainties and Shifting Forms of Intimacy in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia (Irene Maffi)
  • Chapter 8: (Im)Possible Matches: Love and Intimacy in the Lives of Unmarried Mothers in Morocco (Irene Capelli)
  • Series index

Corinne Fortier, Aymon Kreil, Irene Maffi (éds)

Reinventing Love?

Gender, Intimacy and Romance
in the Arab world

About the editors

Corinne Fortier is Anthropologist. She is researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) and member of Social Anthropology Lab (LAS) (CNRS-EHESS-Collège de France-Universités PSL, Paris). She has conducted research in Mauritania, in Egypt and on Islamic scriptural sources related to gender, body, seduction, bioethics, and family law.

Aymon Kreil is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University. He has conducted most of his research in Egypt, on the issues of love, sexuality, consumption and psychological counselling.

Irene Maffi is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Lausanne. She has conducted research in Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Switzerland and her scientific interests include reproductive health, sexuality, medical technologies, abortion, contraception, doctor-patient relationships, gender and class inequalities.

About the book

Affective and sexual intimacy are sensitive issues in the Arab World. However moments of closeness between men and women have always been possible, perhaps even more so today, thanks to the spread of mixed-gender social spaces and new communication technologies. Further, while undeniably embedded in gendered relations of power, love is a highly ambivalent field of experience that involves a good deal of negotiation between partners and with family and can stand in tense relationship to patriarchal domination. Often, however, romantic love is contrasted with love after marriage. This book precisely explores the relationship between love and marriage in the contemporary Arab world. By sketching the paths of amorous encounters in the Arab world, it introduces the reader to the conflicting configurations that shape love practices, providing new insights into a still-emerging field of inquiry. It examines notions of gender, intimacy and love through ethnographic case studies that offer an insight into current dynamics in Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Details

Seiten
214
ISBN (PDF)
9783034327800
ISBN (ePUB)
9783034327817
ISBN (MOBI)
9783034327824
ISBN (Paperback)
9783034327787
Sprache
Deutsch
Erscheinungsdatum
2018 (November)
Schlagworte
romantic love relationship women marriage Egypt Mauritania Morocco Oman Palestine Tunisia United Arab Emirates sexuality
Erschienen
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2018. 214 p.

Biographische Angaben

Corinne Fortier (Band-Herausgeber:in) Aymon Kreil (Band-Herausgeber:in) Irene Maffi (Band-Herausgeber:in)

Corinne Fortier is Anthropologist. She is researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) and member of Social Anthropology Lab (LAS) (CNRS-EHESSCollège de France-Universités PSL, Paris). She has conducted research in Mauritania, in Egypt and on Islamic scriptural sources related to gender, body, seduction, bioethics, and family law. Aymon Kreil is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University. He has conducted most of his research in Egypt, on the issues of love, sexuality, consumption and psychological counselling. Irene Maffi is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Lausanne. She has conducted research in Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Switzerland and her scientific interests include reproductive health, sexuality, medical technologies, abortion, contraception, doctor-patient relationships, gender and class inequalities.

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