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Sexualities: Scientific Discourses, Modern: Overview
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This entry examines Islamic and non-Islamic scientific discourses on Muslim female sexuality from the late eighteenth century to the present. It discusses how the discourses construct homosexuality as well as heterosexuality, and the relationships of sex and reproduction.


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Davies, Sharyn Graham, “Sexualities: Scientific Discourses, Modern: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0200>
First published online: 2009

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