The French translation of Osire Glacier’s monograph, Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood: The Negated Sex (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017) will be published by Les Éditions Pleine Lune under the title Le Sexe nié : Féminité, Masculinité et Sexualité au Maroc et à Hollywood. A launch event will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Librairie l’Euguélionne (1426 Beaudry St., Montreal).
This publication proposes an ideology of emancipation for women in Morocco. It examines constructs of the body, of femininity and of masculinity and analyses the central role played by the sociopolitical writing of sexuality in creating a gender hierarchy. The parallel drawn by Dr. Glacier between masculinity and femininity as constructs of Moroccan culture and of Hollywood cinema sheds light on the way language, social practices, cultural production and legal texts contribute to such a gender hierarchy in two very different parts of the world.
Dr. Osire Glacier teaches in the Departments of History, Religion, and Politics and International Studies. This new publication follows on the heels of Femmes, Islam et Occident, also launched by Les Éditions Pleine Lune in 2018.
All are welcome to attend this book launch!