n Journal for Islamic Studies - Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance, Anissa Hélie & Homa Hoodfar (eds.) : book review

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



Focusing on Asian and Middle Eastern contexts, presents a collection of chapters that explore past and current discourses on sexuality, sexual diversity and sexual rights. In particular, the book examines the various ways in which patriarchal constructions of sexuality inform women's experiences and expressions. As reflected in the title of the book, the contributors, in varying ways, analyse and critique the structural religio-political mechanisms that police women's sexuality as well as render visible the innovative spaces emerging for the contestation and re-mapping of women's diverse sexualities in selected Muslim contexts.

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