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- DescriptionMiddle Eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. The New Arab Man 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 ethgraphic research across the Middle East with hundreds of men from a variety of social and religious backgrounds, Marcia Inhorn shows how the new Arab man is self-consciously rethinking the patriarchal masculinity of his forefathers and unseating received wisdoms. This is especially true in childless Middle Eastern marriages where, contrary to popular belief, infertility is more common among men than women. Inhorn captures the marital, moral, and material commitments of couples undergoing assisted reproduction, revealing how new techlogies are transforming their lives and religious sensibilities. And she looks at the changing manhood of husbands who undertake transnational egg quests --set against the backdrop of war and ecomic uncertainty--out of devotion to the infertile wives they love. Trenchant and emotionally gripping, The New Arab Man traces the emergence of new masculinities in the Middle East in the era of biotechlogy.
- Author BiographyMarcia C. Inhorn is the William K. Lanman, Jr., Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University. Her many books include Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt and Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt.
- PrizesWinner of The Robert B Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology 2015 and Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Book Award 2014. Shortlisted for BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2013 and Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012.
- Author(s)Marcia C. Inhorn
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication05/03/2012
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note18 halftones. 16 tables.
- Weight628 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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