Posts Tagged: masculinity

Copts, Islamists and Jews: gender, minorities, hybridity (and its limits) in two novellas by Bahaa Abdelmegid

9May 16

Sarah Irving

Abstract: Bahaa Abdelmegid’s novellas Saint Theresa and Sleeping with Strangers feature a range of intertwined relations: sexual, commercial, as neighbours, and as colleagues between Jews, Christians and Muslims in Egyptian society since 1967. I argue that Abdelmegid’s Egyptian masculine is fragile, brittle, and under threat from a dissolute West and an extremist and inauthentic Islam. Continue reading →

An Alternative Representation of Femininity in 1920s Lebanon: Through the Mise-en-Abîme of a Masculine Space.

15Jun 11

Yasmine Nachabe focuses on this 1920s photograph by Marie al-Khazen: Two Women Dressed up in Men’s Suits. Continue reading →