Lebanese American University

Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World

Al-Raida: What About Masculinity?

Volume XXI, No. 104–105 Winter/Spring 2004

Table of Contents

FeaturePage
Editorial2
Opinion4
Research6
Quote/Unquote7
News Briefs8
IWSAW News9
File: What About Masculinity?
Introduction11
An Anthropology of Power and Absence12
Masculinity, Modernity, and National Identity in Interwar Egypt23
Male Infertility, Masculinity, and New Reproductive Technologies in the Arab World38
New Constructions of Masculinity: Understanding the Dynamics of Conflict: Insights from the Case of Algeria46
Female Genital Mutilation and Constructions of Masculinity in Twentieth Century Egypt52
Adolescent Boys’ Response to Gender Equitable Programming in Rural Upper Egyptian Villages: Between ‘Ayb and Haram64
Humiliation and Masculine Crisis in Iraq70
The Preferred Partner: An Investigative Field Study of Lebanese Youth74
No Comment84
“Dancing Against the Norms” — A Profile of Mosbah Baalbaki86
Masculinity in Morocco88
The 2004 Mudawwana Reforms and the Problem of Moroccan Masculinity99
Masculinity as Violence in Arab Women’s Fiction105
Masculine Identity in Hoda Barakat’s The Stone of Laughter111
Masculinity, Manhood and Machismo in Radwan El-Kashef’s Arak El-Balah113
Special Features
Report: Gender-Based Discrimination in the Area of Nationality118
Book review: Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity and Culture in the Modern Middle East119

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