Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa is a timely volume, since academic interest in masculinities is carving a greater space for itself day by day in area studies, which have been spending greater energy in women’s studies to discuss gender. Masculinities have been invisible to the academics for a long time, but now critical masculinity studies is trending. Edited by Mohja Kaf and Nadine Sinno, this valuable collection of sixteen articles illuminates how masculinities, their anxieties, crises, and so-called toxicity, are relevant issues in the discussion of European imperialism and the backlash it caused, authoritarian state institutions, mentality of reaction and revolt, and also diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and malpractices. The collection has a queer-inclusive view that aims to shed light on the processes during which masculinities are constructed and deconstructed, and it also historicizes masculinities by making the colonial and the postcolonial mentalities face...

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