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Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture

Mehammed Amadeus Mack


Sexagon studies the broad politicization of sexuality in French debates about immigration and diversity since the 1980s, and how that politicization is reflected in and also created by French cultural productions. Surveying representations of communities of immigrant origin, as well as discourses circulating within them, it focuses in on literature, film, psychoanalysis, ethnopsychiatry, erotica, and feminist and gay and lesbian activist rhetoric to examine where sexualized representations take a political turn. It furthermore examines how guardians of French Culture have judged the integratio ... More

Keywords: Arab, banlieue, France, immigration, Islam, Maghreb, Muslim, North Africa, queer, sexual nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823274604
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823274604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehammed Amadeus Mack, author
Smith College