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The New Arab Man, Lords Club Affiliation

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 October 2012

The 'New' Arab Man: Middle Eastern, Muslim men are often represented as 'zealots' and oppressors of women. But Laurie Taylor hears how 2 decades of research by the Professor of Anthropology, Marcia Inhorn, is undermining such cultural stereotypes. Her study found that ordinary Arab men who confront childlessness and infertility are re-thinking conventional masculinity. Also, research by Matthew Bond into elite club membership in the House of Lords. Is a British establishment still evident in the club community? Karel Williams, Professor of Sociology, joins the discussion.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

  • Marcia C. Inhorn

    William K. Lanman Jr., Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University

    The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    ISBN-10: 0691148880
    ISBN-13: 978-0691148885

    Find out more about Marcia Inhorn
  • Dr Matthew Bond

    Lecturer in the Department for Social Sciences at London South Bank University

    Paper “The Bases of Elite Social Behaviour: Patterns of Club Affiliation among Members of the House of Lords”
    doi: 10.1177/0038038511428751
    Sociology August 2012 vol. 46 no. 4 613-632

    Abstract "The Bases of Elite Social Behaviour' by Matthew Bond
  • Professor Karel Williams

    Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at Manchester Business School and Director of the ESRC funded Centre for Research on Socio Cultural Change (CRESC)

    Remembering Elites
    Mike Savage (Editor), Karel Williams (Editor)
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    ISBN-10: 1405185465
    ISBN-13: 978-1405185462

    Find out more about Karel Williams



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