By Rudolf Pell Gaudio
A wealthy and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' within the Hausa-speaking sector of northern Nigeria, the place Islamic legislation calls for strict separation of the sexes and diverse ideas of habit for girls and males in almost each part of life.
the 1st ethnographic learn of sexual minorities in Africa, and one among only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world
Engagingly written, combining cutting edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, old texts, and well known media, together with video, movie, newspapers, and song-poetry
Analyzes the social reports and expressive tradition of 'yan daudu (feminine males in Nigerian Hausaland) when it comes to neighborhood, nationwide, and international debates over gender and sexuality on the flip of the twenty-first century
Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the class of "Outstanding Monograph"
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These conditions were bound to generate a newer, more open, and complex culture that was very diﬀerent from that of the Armenians in the east. Philosophically realistic, theologically ecumenical, and politically pragmatic, this culture was also modernized to a large extent, and it was the single-most signiﬁcant equivalent of the European Late Gothic and Proto-Renaissance culture in the Near East. On the crossroads of medieval Christian and Muslim civilizations and politics, the Cilicians were the ﬁrst among the Christians of the East who developed genuinely ecumenical tendencies.
Not only the panorama of these two centuries was fascinating but also the circumstances, courses of action, the peculiarities of peoples’ behavior, and many more related details were surprisingly new and intriguing. I can only hope that the 15 The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World reader will have as much enjoyment as I had during the research and writing of this volume. One of the basic arguments in Chapter 1 of this volume is that during most periods of their history, Armenians made alliances with and/or fought against all the powers and factions in the region.
The scholarship and the discipline of Armenian studies in general face serious problems, such as cultural traﬃc lights and institutional validations. Furthermore, in my opinion, among Armenians there has always been a deeply rooted and strong culture of authority. This is a tendency to ﬁx authority in all 2 General Introduction matters, even those of opinion. Once a subject or a ﬁgure and episode from any ﬁeld manage, or are chosen, to gain the status of authority, they become references and the general public turns into an impenetrable wall around them.
Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City by Rudolf Pell Gaudio