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Author Rahman, Momin, author.

Title Homosexualities, Muslim cultures and modernity / Momin Rahman
Published [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


Description 1 online resource (x, 233 pages)
Series Palgrave politics of identity and citizenship series
Palgrave politics of identity and citizenship series.
Contents In Search of My Mother's Garden: Reflections on Migration, Gender, Sexuality and Muslim Identity -- Islam versus Homosexuality as Modernity -- Problematic Modernization: the Extent and Formation of Muslim Antipathy to Homosexuality -- Traditions and Transformations of Muslim Homo-eroticism -- Queer Muslims in the Context of Contemporary Globalized LGBTIQ Identity -- The Politics of Identity and the Ends of Liberation -- Beginnings
Summary No one can doubt that Muslim cultures and Muslim populations are under intense scrutiny in the west and worldwide. Moreover, queer politics has been increasingly drawn into this contemporary Islamophobia. This book presents a detailed interdisciplinary study of the issues surrounding homosexuality and Muslim cultures, drawing on sociological theories of modernity and modernization, evidence of Muslim homo-eroticism in historical and contemporary context, and contemporary political ideas of queer politics, multiculturalism and international development. The book presents an original theoretical framework that describes the ways in which both queer and Muslim politics are caught up in a process of triangulation that asserts the superiority of western civilization. Using an intersectional framework, it also begins to map a way out of this oppositional understanding of homosexuality and Islam, both by drawing on the evidence of the complexity of lived experience for Queer Muslims and by challenging the euro-centric conceits of queer political and social theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Homosexuality -- Social aspects -- Islamic countries
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Civilization, Arab -- 21st century.
Muslim gay people
Homophobia -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Gay people -- Political activity
Muslims -- Social conditions
Cultural studies.
Islamic studies.
Gender studies, gender groups.
Gay & Lesbian studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Homophobia -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Civilization, Arab
Gays -- Political activity
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Homosexuality -- Social aspects
Muslim gays
Muslims -- Social conditions
Sozialer Wandel
Cultural studies -- Relating to Gay & Lesbian -- Islamic.
Social groups: religious groups & communities -- Relating to Gay & Lesbian -- Islamic.
Gender studies, gender groups -- Relating to Gay & Lesbian -- Islamic.
Gay & Lesbian studies -- Relating to Gay & Lesbian -- Islamic.
Islamic countries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137002969