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Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979

Todd Shepard


This book is a history of how and why, from Algeria’s independence from France in 1962 through the cultural and social upheaval of the 1970s, highly sexualized claims about “Arabs” were omnipresent in important public discussions in France, both those that dealt with sex and those that spoke of Arabs. The ongoing consequences of the Algerian war, the so-called sexual revolution, and the worldwide anticolonial movement of the mid-twentieth century contributed to the development of the fight for sexual liberation. Indeed, the French sexual revolution was distinguished from similar movements of t ... More

Keywords: Algerian war, Algerian independence, Arab men, France, sexual revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226493275
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226493305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd Shepard, author
Johns Hopkins University