This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.
Chapter 33: Queer Muslim Challenges and Resistances within the Context of Globalized Sexualities
Queer Muslim Challenges and Resistances within the Context of Globalized Sexualities
Beloved Queers and Hateful Muslim Others: Unraveling Queered Islamophobia1
Contemporary hostility towards Muslims at a global level and the consolidation of Islamic tradition2 in the geopolitical context as an anachronistic alterity to the West3 that followed the events of 9/114 and the beginning of the subsequent War on Terror cannot be understood without addressing, among other issues, gender and sexual diversity within Islam. Although Islamophobia prior to 2001 had encompassed very diverse areas like the supposed incompatibility of Islam with democracy, the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ (Huntington, 1996), the regulation of the visibility of Islam in ...