Desiring Arabs / Joseph A. Massad.

Sexual desire has long played a key role in Western judgments about the value of Arab civilization. In the past, Westerners viewed the Arab world as licentious, and Western intolerance of sex led them to brand Arabs as decadent; but as Western society became more sexually open, the supposedly prudis...

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Main Author: Massad, Joseph Andoni, 1963-
Format: Electronic
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Anxiety in civilization
  • Remembrances of desires past
  • Re-orienting desire: the gay international and the Arab world
  • Sin, crimes, and disease: taxonomies of desires present
  • Deviant fictions
  • The truth of fictional desires
  • Conclusion
  • Works cited
  • Name index
  • Subject index.