Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East

TitleSexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsAccad, Evelyne
Number of Pages198
PublisherNew York University Press
CityNew York

In this text, the author explores what she argues is an indissoluble link between war and sexuality. She explores the connections among sexuality, war, nationalism, pacifism, violence, love and power as they relate to the body, the partner, the family, political ideologies and religion. [From WorldCat.]

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Contents: 1. Sexuality and sexual politics: conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women. 2. An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon. 3. Hanan al-Shaykh: despair, resignation, masochism, and madness. 4. Etel Adnan: courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice. 5. Andrée Chedid: determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity. 6. Active nonviolence versus victimization. 7. Tawfiq Yusuf Awwa : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny. 8. Halim Barakat: despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism. 9. Elias Khoury: ambivalence, fear of women, and fascination with death and destruction. 10. War/masculinity versus life/freedom. 11. Personal and political action for the transformation of society.

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