Transgender, Culture, and Social Class in Early Twentieth Century’s Mecca

This paper examines the theme of androgyny in the novel Khatam by the Saudi writer Raja Alem. It applies the theories of post-feminists such as Judith Butler and Kate Bornstein and Jungian writers such as June Singer and Erich Neumann. It also draws on theories of gendered space using the works of F...

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Published in:Hawwa
Main Author: El-Zein, Amira
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2016
In:Hawwa
Year: 2016, Volume: 14, Issue: 2, Pages: 121-146
Further subjects:B Mecca early twentieth century androgyny post-feminism Jungian authors space and gender patriarchal power slavery Saudi Arabia Saudi novel
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Summary:This paper examines the theme of androgyny in the novel Khatam by the Saudi writer Raja Alem. It applies the theories of post-feminists such as Judith Butler and Kate Bornstein and Jungian writers such as June Singer and Erich Neumann. It also draws on theories of gendered space using the works of Foucault.
ISSN:1569-2086
Contains:In: Hawwa
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15692086-12341294