Sex and the Citadel

Sex and the Citadel Kirkus Best Books Of The Year 2013 If You Really Want To Know A People, Start By Looking Inside Their Bedrooms As Political Change Sweeps The Streets And Squares, The Parliaments And Presidential Palaces Of The Arab World, Shereen El Feki Has Been Looking At An Upheaval A Little Closer To Home In The Sexual Lives Of Men And Women In Egypt And Across The Region The Result Is An Informative, Insightful, And Engaging Account Of A Highly Sensitive And Still Largely Secret Aspect Of Arab Society Sex Is Entwined In Religion, Tradition, Politics, Economics, And Culture, So It Is The Perfect Lens Through Which To Examine The Complex Social Landscape Of The Arab World From Pregnant Virgins To Desperate Housewives, From Fearless Activists To Religious Firebrands, From Sex Work To Same Sex Relations, Sex And The Citadel Takes A Fresh Look At The Sexual History Of The Region And Brings New Voices To The Debate Over Its Future This Is No Peep Show Or Academic Treatise But A Highly Personal And Often Humorous Account Of One Woman S Journey To Better Understand Arab Society At Its Most Intimate And, In The Process, To Better Understand Her Own Origins Rich With Five Years Of Groundbreaking Research, Sex And The Citadel Gives Us A Unique And Timely Understanding Of Everyday Lives In A Part Of The World That Is Changing Before Our Eyes. I was at first very excited to hear about this book, as little has been written on the topic Unfortunately I found this book has many flaws It should have been called Intimate Muslim Women s Life in a Changing Egypt My Personal Journey Clearly, the scope of the book is too ambitious for several reasons I feel this book is muchabout women s sexuality then men, presumably be
I listened to Shereen El Feki being interviewed on Fresh Air a few months ago and immediately put my name on the library waiting list that already had developed for this book Sex and gender relations within the Arab Muslim world has been sort of my pet academic interest during college, and I was INCREDIBLY excited to read a nuanced survey of the subject, especially post the Arab Spring I wasn t disappointed by the book at all El Feki s interviews are taking place during a unique time of uphea I listened to Shereen El Feki being interviewed on Fresh Air a few months ago and immediately put my name on the library waiting list that already had developed for this book Sex and gender relations within the Arab Muslim world has been
Shereen Feki, the daughter of an Egyptian man and a Welsh mother, looks at the connection between the expression of sexuality and the pursuit of freedom in general She argues that Muslims were not always so sexually suppressed as they are today, but that the tyranny of dictatorship has used sexual repression within the patriarchal Middle Eastern societies as the most powerful tool of general suppression in their regimes With all the changes that Middle Eastern societies have been going throug Shereen Feki, the daughter of an Egyptian man and a Welsh mother, looks at the connection between the expression of sexuality and the pursuit of freedom in general She argues that Muslims were not always so sexually suppressed as they are today, but that the tyranny of dictatorship has used sexual repression within the patriarchal Middle Eastern societies as the most powerful tool of general suppression in their regimes With all the changes that Middle Eastern societies have been going through in the Arab Spring uprisings, Feki wanted to see what changes, if any, are taking place in regards to sexuality She looks at women s sexual rights, the importance of virginity, sex workers, homosexuality and transgender She concentrates mostly on Egypt, but looks at some issues in Morocco, Lebanon and Tunisia as well.Feki was born and rais
A good background for anyone who wants to knowabout women s lives in Egypt Though the book takes on the overwhelming task of sex in the Arab wold, Egypt is where we spend most of our time and the side trips to other countries are basically flyovers Will go intodetail later I think though I rated this book a 3 rather than a 4 as I would have liked to hearpersonal narratives and in depth focus on any of the fascinating topics the book covers, but that is my idiosyncrasy
A well intentioned work More appropriate if it were condensed and published as an extensive article, not really book length Frequently repetitive and tedious. We were joined by Shereen El Feki to talk about the impact of religion, the nature of virginity and the convenience of pleasure marriages Originally broadcast on 21 03 2013, the podcast is available at zedbookclub.com Shereen El Feki is a writer, broadcaster and academic She began her professional life with a doctorate in molecular immunology before going on to become an award winning journalist with The Economist and a presenter with Al Jazeera English She is the former vice chair of the We were joined by Shereen El Feki to talk about the impact of religion, the nature of virginity and the convenience of pleasure marriages Originally broadcast on 21 03 2013, the podcast is available at zedbookclub.com Shereen El Feki is a writer, broadcaster and academic She began her professional life with a doctorate in molecular immunology before going on to become an award winning journalist with The Economist and a presenter with Al Jazeera English She is the former vice chair of the United Nation s Global Commission on HIV and the Law and is a TED Global Fellow.Raised in Canada, Shereen is the child of Wel
I have spent time living in and working across the Arab world, and Sex and the Citadel certainly deserves the rave reviews see sexandthecitadel.com that it has been getting around the world It is balanced and informative without being preachy or Orientalist Her background with one foot in the Ara
This is an extremely brave work of literature More often than not, people would rather pretend that difficult topics don t exist than expose raw emotionality of any kind. Sheeren El Feki got there first That was my first thought after about a quarter into the book This was the book I wanted to write about my own experience of next to no sexual education in Malaysia to being a researcher in HPV and now HIV two sexually transmitted viruses, and the former being so close to women that I am appalled at the fact that I only knew of it when I was studying to write my PhD proposal at the ripe old age of 23 I found similarities between Sheeren and myself, she being Sheeren El Feki got there first That was my first thought after about a quarter into the book This was the book I wanted to w
A good survey of how Egyptians, Tunisians and Moroccans view sex and sexuality marriage, singletons, prostitution, sex ed and LGTB rights Most material centered around Egypt and how the recent uprising affected views on sexuality with interviews

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Sex and the Citadel
  • Shereen El Feki
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 0307377393