Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3127: Gendered Politics of the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Edward Said, Orientalism

Meyda Yegenoglu, Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism

Deniz Kandiyoti, Gendering the Middle East

Suad Joseph, Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East

Sofian Merabet, Queer Beirut

Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

Saba Mahmood, Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject

Lara Deeb, An Enchanted Modern Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon

Farha Ghannam, Live and Die like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt

Asef Bayat, Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East

Dina Singerman, Avenues of Participation: Family, Politics, and Networks in Urban Quarters of  Cairo 

Nadje Al-Ali, Iraqi Women: Untold Stories From 1948 to the Present

Ruba Salih, Gender in Transnationalism. Home, Longing and Belonging Among Moroccan Migrant Women.

Lila Abu-Lughod, Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East

Afsaneh Najmabadi, Women with Moustaches, Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity

Elizabeth Thompson, Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon

Dina Georgis, The Better Story: Queer Affects from the Middle East

Meem Collective, Bareed Mista3jil

Fatima Mernissi, Behind the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in a Muslim Society

Leila Ahmad, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate