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New Texts Out Now: Rebecca Joubin, The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama

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Rebecca Joubin, The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Rebecca Joubin (RJ): Despite the mass media attention that the most prolonged crisis of the “Arab Spring turned Winter” has generated, Syria remains an enigma. In order to attain a small modicum of understanding, one must sift through biased information from all sides of the uprising. In The ...

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Rebecca Joubin

 

Rebecca Joubin is Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor and Chair of the Arab Studies Department at Davidson College. Her research is centered on gender studies and how topics of identity, family, and social relationships are portrayed in contemporary Syrian art and the media. She is the author of The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama (Lexington, 2013), and the translator of the novel Afsaneh, by Moniru Ravanipur (Ibex, 2013).