Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories and by Samar Habib

By Samar Habib

This e-book, the 1st full-length learn of its type, dares to probe the most important taboo in modern Arab tradition with scholarly reason and integrity - girl homosexuality.

Habib argues that woman homosexuality has a protracted background in Arabic literature and scholarship, starting within the 9th century, and she or he lines the destruction of Medieval discourses on girl homosexuality and the substitute of those with a brand new spiritual orthodoxy that's not permissive of a number of sexual behaviours.

Habib additionally engages with fresh "gay" historiography within the West and demanding situations institutionalized constructionist notions of sexuality.

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