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Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Egypt


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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Foreigners Like Things Looking Old and Dark, Not Shiny
  • Chapter 2. Mimesis, Kinship, Gift, and Other Things That Bind Us in Love and Desire
  • Chapter 3. "Why Can't You Study Respectable Women?"
  • Chapter 4. Mimesis, Genre, Gender, and Sexuality in Middle East Tourism
  • Chapter 5. Demimonde: Belly Dancers, Extramarital Affairs, and the Respectability of Women
  • Chapter 6. Gift, Prostitute: Money and Intimacy
  • Chapter 7. "Honor Killing": On Anthropological Writing in an International Political Economy of Representations
  • Chapter 8. Kinship, Honor, and Shame
  • Chapter 9. Love, Revolution, and Intimate Violence
  • Epilogue. Fifteen Years Later
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

L. L. Wynn is an associate professor and head of the Anthropology Department at Macquarie University. She is the author of Pyramids and Nightclubs: A Travel Ethnography of Arab and Western Imaginations of Egypt, from King Tut and a Colony of Atlantis to Rumors of Sex Orgies, Urban Legends about a Marauding Prince, and Blonde Belly Dancers and coeditor of Abortion Pills, Test Tube Babies, and Sex Toys: Exploring Reproductive and Sexual Technologies in the Middle East and North Africa.


"An important study of double standards in the Arab world." * The Arab Weekly *

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