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The New Arab Man – Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East - Princeton Scholarship Online
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The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Marcia C. Inhorn


Middle Eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. This book challenges these stereotypes with the stories of ordinary Middle Eastern men as they struggle to overcome infertility and childlessness through assisted reproduction. Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research across the Middle East with hundreds of men from a variety of social and religious backgrounds, the book shows how the new Arab man is self-consciously rethinking the patriarchal masculinity of his forefathers and unseating received wisdoms. This is especia ... More

Keywords: Muslim men, Middle Eastern men, Arab men, patriarchal masculinity, infertility, assisted reproduction, manhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691148885
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcia C. Inhorn, author
Yale University