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Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood

The Negated Sex

Authors: Glacier, Osire

  • Formulates an ideology for women’s emancipation in Morocco 
  • Transcends the polarizing debate dividing Moroccan and Middle
  • Eastern feminists regarding religious and universalist narratives
  • Establishes parallels with Hollywood cinema, suggesting that women of all cultures share a common condition based on discourse about the body and sex
  • Breaks the taboo associated with speaking publicly about sexuality that has stifled feminist discourse in Morocco
  • Directly links patriarchy and authoritarianism, effectively arguing that the status of women in society is an indicator of democracy
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About this book

This book is the first to formulate an ideology of emancipation for women in Morocco. Beginning with constructs of the body, femininity and masculinity, it analyzes the central role played by the sociopolitical writing of sexuality in creating gender hierarchy. The author focuses on Morocco, while drawing parallels with Hollywood cinema, one of the great producers of femininity and masculinity, and conducts an exhaustive examination of constructs of femininity and masculinity in language, social practices, cultural productions and legal texts. The objectives of this project are tripartite: it exposes the dynamics that devalue women’s humanity; it charts the schemas of their sexual, economic and sociopolitical exploitation; and it advances concrete solutions for re-establishing women’s human dignity.

About the authors

Osire Glacier is a lecturer in the History Department and in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Bishop’s University, Canada. She is the author of Les Droits humains au Maroc entre discours et réalité; Des femmes politiques au Maroc d’hier à aujourd’hui; Universal Rights, Systemic Violations and Cultural Relativism in Morocco; and Political Women in Morocco, Then and Now; and the blog www.etudesmarocaines.com.

Reviews

“This book builds on and challenges the work of Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi, seeking ways to move Moroccan society beyond its triumvirate of male/masculine authority: androcentric biopower, state-based law, and masculinist religion. Dr. Glacier describes a particularly Moroccan form of the androcentric domination of women, of women’s bodies and sexualities, which has the result that women’s very lives are negated and denied. Liberation is still the long-sought goal.” (Don Conway-Long, Associate Professor, Webster University, USA)

“This book is groundbreaking and innovative. Beyond the facts, the book develops a daring ideology of emancipation for women where the “negated sex” is re-appropriated to its legitimate place. It is an inspiring and much needed addition to the academic literature in the field.” (Fatima Sadiqi, Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, USA)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53285-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53284-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85115-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood
Book Subtitle
The Negated Sex
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53285-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53285-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53284-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85115-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 193
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