n Journal for Islamic Studies - Islam and Homosexuality, Samar Habib (Ed.) : book review
|Article Title||Islam and Homosexuality, Samar Habib (Ed.) : book review|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||235 - 239|
The last two decades have witnessed a burgeoning of literature, particularly academic works, on Islam and homosexuality. In addition to the numerous journal articles on the topic and the writings of activists and self-identified LGBTIQ Muslims, monographs have contributed to the discussion on same-sex sexuality among Muslims both historically and in diverse contemporary contexts. Titles such as Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies, Islamic Homosexualities, and Homoeroticism in Classical Arabic Literature first appeared in the 1990's. These books attempted to provide a view into how same-sex relations functioned within Muslim societies historically, anthropologically and in literary texts, with the latter two providing a more scholarly lens through which to approach this topic.
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