Tag: Gender and Sexuality

New CyberOrient Issue

The latest issue of CyberOrient is now available online:  Joel W. Abdelmoez >> Good Tidings for Saudi Women? Techno-Orientalism, Gender, and Saudi Politics in Global Media Dis…

Yemen Film 1973

This exquisite film was produced in 1973 and filmed in 1972, thus representing Yemen half a century ago. It is now available on Youtube. The filmmakers were Karen…

Book Review: Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory by Heather Love

In Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory, Heather Love explores how queer theory was shaped by the Cold War-era world of deviance research. Presenting a careful, close reading of deviance studie…

Book Review: Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory by Eva Haifa Giraud

In Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory, Eva Haifa Giraud examines current vegan practice to unpack the emerging and complex forces at play for the vegan movement. The book’s navigation of…

Do Queer Muslims Need Saving?

Image by the anonymous artist Queer Habibi Disclaimer: This is a reworked paper, originally written for a course called “Post-Colonial Perspectives on Audiovisual Media” at Stockholm University, i…

Book Review: Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment by Aliya Hamid Rao

In Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment, Aliya Hamid Rao offers a new addition to sociological research on unemployment, delving into the ways that gender beliefs unequally shape men…

Being Si Al Sayed

Music videos in the Arab world, and not least in Egypt, are at the same time widely viewed, popular and relatively understudied. They can reflect pressing contemporary issues, controversial…

Book Review: The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing by Sonia Faleiro

In The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing, Sonia Faleiro investigates the shocking deaths of two teenage girls in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, allowing the reader to…

Book Review: Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite by Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

In Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite, Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen explores the fact that elite law firms in India display unexpected levels of gen…

Book Review: The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe by Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Tone Hellesund, Ana Cristina Santos and Mariya Stoilova

In The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm: Intimate Citizenship Regimes in a Changing Europe, Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Tone Hellesund, Ana Cristina Santos and Mariya Stoilova explore the durability …

Muslim Women Hadith Scholars

The image of an Islamic scholar engaged in memorization, collection or engagement with the many traditions (hadith, singular) of the Prophet Muhammad is invariably that of a male….

Book Review: Beyond Tears and Laughter: Gender, Migration, and the Service Sector in China by Yang Shen

In Beyond Tears and Laughter: Gender, Migration, and the Service Sector in China, Yang Shen examines the life experiences of men and women who have migrated from rural China to…

Good Tidings for Saudi Women?

Absher, which means “good tidings”, is a smartphone app that was released by the Saudi Ministry of Interior in 2015, available both in the Apple App Store and…

Author Interview: Q and A with Dr Paul Ian Campbell, author of Education, Retirement and Career Transitions for ‘Black’ Ex-Professional Footballers

In this author interview, we speak to Dr Paul Ian Campbell about his new book, Education, Retirement and Career Transitions for ‘Black’ Ex-Professional Footballers: ‘From Being Idolised to…

Author Interview: Q and A with Dr Simidele Dosekun on Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture

In this author interview, we speak to Dr Simidele Dosekun about her new book, Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, which reflects on ideas about postfeminist self…

Book Review: Blindness Through the Looking Glass: The Performance of Blindness, Gender and the Sensory Body by Gili Hammer

In Blindness Through the Looking Glass: The Performance of Blindness, Gender and the Sensory Body, Gili Hammer draws on the first-person narratives of 40 blind women in Israel…

Book Review: Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic by Serene J. Khader

In Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic, Serene J. Khader unpacks mainstream feminist approaches to women in the Global South – or ‘missionary feminism’ – to shed ligh…

Al-Nuwayri on the Pleasures of Life

A post about the famous 14th century Mamluk text of al-Nuwayri, with a new English translation of excerpts from this classic compendium now available.

Women of Iran’s Past

The women of Iran – 120 years ago Antoin Sevruguin, the father of Iranian society photography, captured portraits of Iranian women in the early 20th century, from well-known…

Morocco’s Sociologist Fatima Mernissi Dies at 75

by Scheherazade Bloul, Morocco World News, Monday 30 November 2015 Rabat – One of Morocco’s most celebrated feminist writers and sociologists passed away aged 75, on Monday. Born…

H&M and Hijabi Fashion

H&M: Where Pseudo-Sustainability Meets Diversity Porn by Melody Moezzi, MS Blog, September 30, 2015 The world’s second largest fashion retailer recently made a deliberate move to attract members…

Why it (Still) Makes Little Sense to Call ISIS Islamic

A member of ISIS poses in a fighter jet similar to those used in the Prophet’s time. By Haroon Moghul, Religion Dispatches, August 24, 2015 Last week, The…