Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 January 2015

156 Pages

5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9789774166563

Bookseller Code (06)

Masculinities in Egypt and the Arab World: Historical, Literary, and Social Science Perspectives

Cairo Papers Vol. 33, No. 1

Edited by Helen Rizzo

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

While reflecting upon the Arab Spring, the essays in this collection cover several themes that include utilizing the concept of hegemonic masculinity in productive ways, the role of the state in promoting certain types of masculinities while devaluing and disciplining others, the potential role of feminism and activism in influencing masculinities, and the effects of colonialism, nationalism and postcolonialism, as well as war and violence. Presenting cases from Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia, they seek to humanize, contextualize, and historicize masculinities to particular times and places in the Middle East.


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