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    Why do Gender and Sexuality Come Up so Often When We Discuss Immigration?

Why do Gender and Sexuality Come Up so Often When We Discuss Immigration?

By Mehammed Amadeus Mack

In my 2017 book Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, I try to answer the above question as it relates to France: why do gender and sexuality come up so often when we discuss immigration? In newscasts and articles on the Arab and African Diaspora in France, but also in Europe writ large, there […]

  • Permalink Mural realised by Chouf in collaboration with feminist collective Fearless in 2018 in Rue Garibaldi, downtown Tunis. It reads: “Be tender with yourself”; “Listen to your rage”. Credit: Fearless CollectiveGallery

    Sexualities and LGBTQI+ Activism in Tunisia: the Example of the Feminist LGBT Movement Chouf

Sexualities and LGBTQI+ Activism in Tunisia: the Example of the Feminist LGBT Movement Chouf

By Silvia Quattrini and Bochra Triki

Note: some links direct to articles or videos in Arabic or French rather than English as primary source of information.

Tunisia is considered by many commentators as an exception in what is known as the Middle East and North Africa region, because of its successful revolution and democratic transition, as well as its progress in terms […]

Rethinking Transnational Solidarities

By Nour Abu-Assab and Nof Nasser-Eddin
This blog and others in the series are based on presentations during a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 26 February 2019.

Often, in mainstream institutions, similar to the LSE and many other universities in the Global North, voices from the margin and the Global South are only allowed to be vocalised in ways […]

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    Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

by Polly Withers
This is the introduction to a series of memos presented as part of a panel organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 26 February 2019. 

In February 2019, the LSE Middle East Centre workshop titled “Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa” aimed to create a space for critical interventions on sexualities and approaches to activism […]

The Spring of the Caudillos

by Youssef Cherif

The recent uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have been celebrated as an Arab Spring 2.0. It is a nice metaphor, but these events are not exactly that. The closest comparison would be Egypt in 2013, when the army establishment exploited a popular uprising to consolidate its power and confiscate politics. The Arab world has entered a new era […]

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