Academic journal article Arab Studies Quarterly

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Arab Studies Quarterly

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

This issue includes two articles, Wissam Abdul-Jabbar's "Deconstructing Arab Masculinity in Diana Abu-Jaber's Crescent (2003): The Return of the Unheimlich" and Chris Reyns-Chikuma and Houssem Ben Lazreg's "Marjane Satrapi and the Graphic Novels from and about the Middle East."

Abdul-Jabbar interrogates Arab masculinity through the concepts of "unheimlich" (a situation that is at once familiar and unfamiliar) and Al-Futuwwa (an Iraqi sociopolitical movement). The article relates Arab masculinity to nationalism and chivalry and the way in which exile denudes the Iraqi protagonist of his masculinity. The focus is on deconstructing Orientalist and false perceptions of Arab masculinity through a discussion of the "uncanny" as a Freudian concept, related to the "unheimlich." Deconstructing Arab masculinity and its "dominant perceptions" as Crescent moves between exilic and (Arab) national spaces, the article perspicaciously penetrates those spaces to reveal Crescent's shortcomings in interpreting those spaces. …

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