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Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979 / Todd Shepard.

Author/Creator:
Shepard, Todd, author.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 pages) : 21 halftones
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Arabs -- France.
Prostitution -- France.
Sex -- France.
Local subjects:
Algerian independence. (search)
Algerian war. (search)
Arab men. (search)
France. (search)
sexual revolution. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The aftermath of Algeria's revolutionary war for independence coincided with the sexual revolution in France, and in this book Todd Shepard argues that these two movements are inextricably linked.‚Äč Sex, France, and Arab Men is a history of how and why-from the upheavals of French Algeria in 1962 through the 1970s-highly sexualized claims about Arabs were omnipresent in important public French discussions, both those that dealt with sex and those that spoke of Arabs. Shepard explores how the so-called sexual revolution took shape in a France profoundly influenced by the ongoing effects of the Algerian revolution. Shepard's analysis of both events alongside one another provides a frame that renders visible the ways that the fight for sexual liberation, usually explained as an American and European invention, developed out of the worldwide anticolonial movement of the mid-twentieth century.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
INTRODUCTION. Sex Talk and the Post- Algerian History of France
ONE. The Far Right and the Reinvigoration of Sexual Orientalism in Post- Decolonization France
TWO. May '68, "Arab Perversion," and Anti- Arab Racism
THREE. The Algerian Revolution and Arab Men in the Fight for Sexual Revolution
FOUR. Homosociality, "Human Contact," and the Specter of the Arab Man in the Post-'68 French Gay World
FIVE. Prostitution and the Arab Man, 1945- 1975: Algerian Pimps and the "Takeover" of the "Whores of France"
SIX. Prostitution and the Arab Man, 1962-1979: Prostitutes, Arab Clients, and "The Traffi c in White Women"
SEVEN. Power, Resistance, and Sodomy in Post- Algerian France
EIGHT. Rape as Metaphor in the 1970s
NINE. Rape as Act in the 1970s
CONCLUSION. The Erotics of Algerian Difference, 1979/2016
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Okt 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226493305
OCLC:
1017098876
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226493305 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.