Locating Discourses on the Gender Binary (and Beyond) in Pre-modern Islamicate Societies

Tolino, Serena (2021). Locating Discourses on the Gender Binary (and Beyond) in Pre-modern Islamicate Societies. In: Kreil, Aymon; Sorbera, Lucia; Tolino, Serena (eds.) Sex and Desire in Muslim Cultures. Beyond Norms and Transgression from the Abbasids to the Present Day. Gender and Islam (pp. 23-46). 2021: I. B. Tauris 10.5040/9781838604110.ch-001

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This chapter is an attempt to understand how the concepts of masculinity and femininity were understood in Islamicate societies in different genres in the pre-modern period and, moreover, to see whether the gender binary, constructed in terms of men/women; male/female, makes sense at all with reference to Islamicate pre-modern societies, or whether a binary man/non-man would be more appropriate. Moreover, the chapter tries to reconstruct what was understood as "sexual norm" in different kinds of sources. The chapter is divided into four sections: the first is devoted to lexicography; the second to medicine, the third to Islamic law and the fourth to belletristic.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Tolino, Serena

Subjects:

200 Religion > 290 Other religions
900 History > 950 History of Asia
900 History > 960 History of Africa

ISBN:

978-1-8386-0408-0

Series:

Gender and Islam

Publisher:

I. B. Tauris

Language:

English

Submitter:

Serena Tolino

Date Deposited:

08 Mar 2021 12:22

Last Modified:

08 Mar 2021 12:22

Publisher DOI:

10.5040/9781838604110.ch-001

Uncontrolled Keywords:

gender, sex, Islam, Islamic law, Islamicate societies, Islamic medicine, gender binary, sexuality

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151823

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151823

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