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The Resource Queer Beirut, by Sofian Merabet

Queer Beirut, by Sofian Merabet

Label
Queer Beirut
Title
Queer Beirut
Statement of responsibility
by Sofian Merabet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gender and sexual identity formation is an ongoing anthropological conversation in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies, but the story of gay and lesbian identity in the Middle East is only just beginning to be told. Queer Beirut is the first ethnographic study of queer lives in the Arab Middle East. Drawing on anthropology, urban studies, gender studies, queer studies, and sociocultural theory, Sofian Merabet's compelling ethnography suggests a critical theory of gender and religious identity formations that will disrupt conventional anthropological premises about the contingent role that society and particular urban spaces have in facilitating the emergence of various subcultures within the city. From 1995 to 2013, Merabet made a series of ethnographic journeys to Lebanon, during which he interviewed numerous gay men in Beirut. Through their life stories, Merabet crafts moving ethnographic narratives and explores how Lebanese gays inhabit and perform their gender as they formulate their sense of identity. He also examines the notion of "queer space" in Beirut and the role that this city, its class and sectarian structure, its colonial history, and religion have played in these people's discovery and exploration of their sexualities. In using Beirut as a microcosm for the complexities of homosexual relationships in contemporary Lebanon, Queer Beirut provides a critical standpoint from which to deepen our understandings of gender rights and citizenship in the structuring of social inequality within the larger context of the Middle East"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merabet, Sofian
Dewey number
306.76/620956925
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.L42
LC item number
B456 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Gender identity
  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • Queer theory
Label
Queer Beirut, by Sofian Merabet
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114385637
  • 31223114385629
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Itinerant Journeys -- Introduction -- 1. Producing Queer Space in Beirut: Zones of Encounter in Post-Civil-War Lebanon -- 2. Producing Prestige in and around Beirut: The Indiscreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and the Assertion of a Queer Presence -- 3. Walking through the Concrete Jungle: The Queer Urban Stroller Traveling amid de Certeau, Benjamin, and Bourdieu -- 4. Queer Performances and the Politics of Place: The Art of Drag and the Routine of Sectarianism -- 5. The Homosexual Sphere between Spatial Appropriation and Contestation: Collective Activism and the Many Lives of Young Gay Men in Beirut -- 6. The Queering of Closed and Open Spaces: Spatial Practices and the Dialectics of External and Internal Homophobia -- 7. The Gay Gaze on the Corniche and the Politics of Memory: A Stroll on the Corniche and a Walk through Zoqāq al-Blāṭ -- 8. "Seeing Oneself" and the Mirror Stage: The Ḥammām and the Gay Icon Fairuz -- 9. Phenomenology and the Spatial Assertion of Queerness: Spatial Alienation, Anthropology, and Urban Studies -- 10. Raising the Rainbow Flag between City and Country: Dancing, Protesting, and the Mimetics of Everyday Life -- Conclusion. Struggling for Difference
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780292760967
Lccn
2014013809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • 876883017
  • (OCoLC)876883017
Label
Queer Beirut, by Sofian Merabet
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114385637
  • 31223114385629
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Itinerant Journeys -- Introduction -- 1. Producing Queer Space in Beirut: Zones of Encounter in Post-Civil-War Lebanon -- 2. Producing Prestige in and around Beirut: The Indiscreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and the Assertion of a Queer Presence -- 3. Walking through the Concrete Jungle: The Queer Urban Stroller Traveling amid de Certeau, Benjamin, and Bourdieu -- 4. Queer Performances and the Politics of Place: The Art of Drag and the Routine of Sectarianism -- 5. The Homosexual Sphere between Spatial Appropriation and Contestation: Collective Activism and the Many Lives of Young Gay Men in Beirut -- 6. The Queering of Closed and Open Spaces: Spatial Practices and the Dialectics of External and Internal Homophobia -- 7. The Gay Gaze on the Corniche and the Politics of Memory: A Stroll on the Corniche and a Walk through Zoqāq al-Blāṭ -- 8. "Seeing Oneself" and the Mirror Stage: The Ḥammām and the Gay Icon Fairuz -- 9. Phenomenology and the Spatial Assertion of Queerness: Spatial Alienation, Anthropology, and Urban Studies -- 10. Raising the Rainbow Flag between City and Country: Dancing, Protesting, and the Mimetics of Everyday Life -- Conclusion. Struggling for Difference
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780292760967
Lccn
2014013809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • 876883017
  • (OCoLC)876883017

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