2014 146 pp.
Paperback 14.2X21.6 cm
ISBN 9789774166563 For sale worldwide
Masculinities in Egypt and the Arab World: Historical, Literary, and Social Science Perspectives
Cairo Papers Vol. 33, No. 1Edited byHelen Rizzo 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.