The Public Woman

The Public Woman

Joan Smith

May 2013 | £12.99 | 286pp

Women have never had more freedom yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the workplace. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved […]

Misogynies

Misogynies

Joan Smith

May 2013 | £8.99 | 219pp

Misogynies is one of the most celebrated feminist texts by a British author. First published in 1989, it created shock waves with its analyses of history, literature and popular culture. Joan Smith drew on her own experience as […]

Superman is an Arab

Superman is an Arab

Joumana Haddad

September 2012 | £8.99 | 160pp

This is not a manifesto against men in general. Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular. It is, however, a howl in the face of a particular species of men: the macho species, Supermen, as […]

Sexuality in Islam

Sexuality in Islam

Abdelwahab Bouhdiba

January 2012 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 304pp

In this classic work, Abdelwahab Bouhdiba asserts that Islam is a lyrical view of life in which sexuality enjoys a privileged status. Drawing on both Arabic and Western sources and seeking to integrate the religious and the sexual, […]

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

Fatema Mernissi

June 2011 | £14.99 | 224pp

Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam because this religion celebrates women’s power. Women’s oppression, she […]

Unspeakable Love

Unspeakable Love

Brian Whitaker

June 2011 | £10.99 | 288pp

Homosexuality is a taboo subject in the Arab world. While clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, newspapers write cryptically of ‘shameful acts’ and ‘deviant behaviour’. Amid the calls for reform in the Middle East, homosexuality is one […]

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