Gender, intimacy and romance in the Arab world
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- 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)
Gender, Intimacy and Romance
in the Arab world
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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.
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Table of Contents
Corinne Fortier, Aymon Kreil and Irene Maffi
Introduction: Reinventing Love? Gender, Intimacy and Romance in the Arab World
Chapter 1: The Art of Playing Tuql. How to ‘Make’ Love in Egypt
Chapter 2: The Expenses of Love: Seduction, Poetry and Jealousy in Mauritania
Chapter 3: Practices of Love in Ramallah. Between Colonization, Norms and Individualism
Chapter 4: Pixel Outlines of Intimacy. Online Love among Young People in Muscat
Chapter 5: Who Is the Right One? The Meanings of (Marital) Love in the United Arab Emirates
Chapter 6: Romantic Love and Finding a Place in Life: Jordanian University Students and Their Loving Subjectivities
Chapter 7: Uncertainties and Shifting Forms of Intimacy in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia
Chapter 8: (Im)Possible Matches: Love and Intimacy in the Lives of Unmarried Mothers in Morocco ←5 | 6→
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- 2018 (November)
- romantic love relationship women marriage Egypt Mauritania Morocco Oman Palestine Tunisia United Arab Emirates sexuality
- Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2018. 214 p.