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Fall 2012: Gender & Sexuality in the Middle East


The purpose of this course is to provide a critical and nuanced understanding of issues related to questions of gender and sexuality in the Muslim Middle East.

ANTHH316A01 — Gender & Sexuality in the Middle East

The purpose of this course is to provide a critical and nuanced understanding of issues related to questions of gender and sexuality in the Muslim Middle East. The course approaches Islam historically and contextually by focusing on various issues, such as veiling, modernity, colonialism, feminism, Islamism, reform, sexuality, and nationalism. Some of the authors assigned are Leila Ahmed, Lara Deeb, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Beth Baron.

Prerequisites: ANTH 103, one course in Islam or the Middle East, any course in GSS, or consent of the instructor.
Contact: zsaleh@haverford.edu
Sponsored By: the Department of Anthropology, the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, the Middle East and Islamic Studies Concentration, and the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities

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