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Sexualities and Queer Studies
(5,798 words)


Muslim gender and sexual minorities have in the last decade displayed unprecedented visibility and political activism, through both self-representations and grassroots organizing in diasporic and local contexts. Consequently, a paradigmatic shift in the way queer genders and sexualities in Muslim contexts are studied is taking place in the academy.

In the last decade, we beg…

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Habib, Samar, “Sexualities and Queer Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_00019>
First published online: 2014

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