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Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa: Literature, Film, and National Discourse

Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa: Literature, Film, and National... Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/18/2/293/1621715/293gunayerkol.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 REVIEW Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa: Literature, Film, and National Discourse Mohja Kaf and Nadine Sinno, eds. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2021 xv + 338 pages. ISBN 9789774169755 Reviewed by ÇIMEN GÜNAY-ERKOL Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa is a timely volume, since academic interest in masculinities is carving a greater space for itself day by day in area studies, which have been spending greater energy in women’s studies to discuss gender. Masculinities have been invisible to the academics for a long time, but now critical mas- culinity studies is trending. Edited by Mohja Kaf andNadine Sinno,this valuable collection of sixteen articles illuminates how masculinities, their anxieties, crises, and so-called tox- icity, are relevant issues in the discussion of European imperialism and the backlash it caused, authoritarian state institutions, mentality of reaction and revolt, and also diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and malpractices. The collection has a queer-inclusive view that aims to shed light on the processes during which masculinities are constructed and deconstructed, and it also historicizes masculinities by making the colonial and the post- colonial http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Duke University Press

Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa: Literature, Film, and National Discourse

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Copyright © 2022 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
ISSN
1552-5864
eISSN
1558-9579
DOI
10.1215/15525864-9767926
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/18/2/293/1621715/293gunayerkol.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 REVIEW Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa: Literature, Film, and National Discourse Mohja Kaf and Nadine Sinno, eds. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2021 xv + 338 pages. ISBN 9789774169755 Reviewed by ÇIMEN GÜNAY-ERKOL Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa is a timely volume, since academic interest in masculinities is carving a greater space for itself day by day in area studies, which have been spending greater energy in women’s studies to discuss gender. Masculinities have been invisible to the academics for a long time, but now critical mas- culinity studies is trending. Edited by Mohja Kaf andNadine Sinno,this valuable collection of sixteen articles illuminates how masculinities, their anxieties, crises, and so-called tox- icity, are relevant issues in the discussion of European imperialism and the backlash it caused, authoritarian state institutions, mentality of reaction and revolt, and also diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and malpractices. The collection has a queer-inclusive view that aims to shed light on the processes during which masculinities are constructed and deconstructed, and it also historicizes masculinities by making the colonial and the post- colonial

Journal

Journal of Middle East Women's StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2022

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