LISBOA

2018

4 FEBRUARY

CAPSAHARA LECTURE SERIES

Love, gender, body and sexuality in the Arab-Islamic world and in the Sahara | Amour, genre, corps et sexualité dans le monde arabo-musulman et au Sahara

Corinne Fortier
CNRS, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (CNRS-EHESS-Collège de France, Université PSL)

Organização: Francisco Freire (CAPSAHARA PI), Azimut – Studies in Arab and Islamic Contexts, CRIA

 

Abstract
Until recently, scholarship on Arab-islamic countries had largely neglected love and sexuality as topics of inquiry. For a long time, the study of kinship systems and Islamic law overshadowed interest in personal sentiment and sexuality. Moments of closeness between men and women have always been possible, perhaps even more so today, thanks to the spread of mixed-gender social spaces (universities, mixed-gender coffee-shops, etc.) and new communication technologies (the Internet, cell phones, etc.). These discrete dynamics shaping the experience of love deserve attention. Love can be thought of as a sentiment that young people can cultivate before marriage, during marriage or as a feeling typical of extramarital relationships as it is the case in Mauritania. Among saharian Moors the sphere of seduction and passion, very often poetized, coexists in parallel with the marital sphere governed by Muslim jurisprudence (fiqh). Courtship in many societies has commonly been a male prerogative, with women generally supposed to manifest their desires only indirectly. The fact that men are considered the subjects of desire and women its object is a major cross-cultural element which ensures men’s appropriation of women’s bodies and structures relations between people of the opposite sex.

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Corinne Fortier is a cultural anthropologist and a researcher at the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS). She is also a member of the Social Anthropology Lab (LAS) (CNRS-EHESS-Collège de France-Universités PSL, Paris). Bronze Medal 2005 of the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS). She conducted research in Mauritania and in Egypt as well as on Islamic scriptural sources related to gender, body, love, and family law.


LISBOA

2018

6-7 DEZEMBRO / DECEMBER

CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL

INSULARIDADES E ENCLAVES EM SITUAÇÕES COLONIAIS E PÓS-COLONIAIS: TRÂNSITOS, CONFLITOS E CONSTRUÇÕES IDENTITÁRIAS – SÉCULOS XV/XXI

Moderador / Chair: Francisco Freire



SALA / ROOM 5.2
14H30 / 16H00: SESSÃO / SESSION 5
16H30 / 18H00: SESSÃO / SESSION 8
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
6-7 de Dezembro, 2018
Anfiteatro III, Sala 5.2, Sala 2.13


INTERVIEW

12 NOVEMBER 2018

 

FRANCISCO FREIRE / ENTREVISTA RDP – ÁFRICA

 

SEVILLE

2018

17 JULY

WORLD CONGRESS FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

SAHARAN POLITICS – SHIFTING SPHERES AND EMERGENT ACTORS

 

Panel convened by ERC-funded project CAPSAHARA hosted by Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA)

Organized by Francisco Freire CRIA – FCSH NOVA

SUMMER SCHOOL

2018

9 – 13 JULY

CRITICAL APPROACHES TO THE POLITICAL VOCABULARIES OF THE WESTERN SAHARAN REGION

 

Teachers – Enrique Tirado, Ewa Strzlecka and Francisco Freire

summer school


		

PRIX CHINGUITT

 

2017

WE CONGRATULATE CAPSAHARA RESEARCHER YAHYA OULD AL-BARA FOR THE CHINGUITT PRIZE

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WORKSHOP

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

10:0017:00

GENDER AND ISLAM IN THE SAHARA: METHODOLOGICAL AND THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS FOR FIELD RESEARCH

 

Francisco Freire (CRIA-NOVA FCSH)
Maria Cardeira da Silva (CRIA-NOVA FCSH)
Elemine Ould Mohamed Baba (University of Nouakchott)
Camila Pastor (CIDE)
Raquel Gil Carvalheira (CRIA-NOVA FCSH)

27 de setembro, 10h às 17h
NOVA FCSH (sala a designar)

Registration is required: capashara@cria.org.pt

Organização: CRIA, CAPSHARA, ERC

 

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INTERVIEW

11 DECEMBER 2016

 

WORKSHOP

27 SEPTEMBER

10:0017:00

GENDER AND ISLAM IN THE SAHARA: METHODOLOGICAL AND THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS FOR FIELD RESEARCH

 

Francisco Freire (CRIA-NOVA FCSH)
Maria Cardeira da Silva (CRIA-NOVA FCSH)
Elemine Ould Mohamed Baba (University of Nouakchott)
Camila Pastor (CIDE)
Raquel Gil Carvalheira (CRIA-NOVA FCSH)

27 de setembro, 10h às 17h
NOVA FCSH (sala a designar)

Registration is required: capashara@cria.org.pt

Organização: CRIA, CAPSHARA, ERC

 

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