The New Arab Man, Lords Club Affiliation
The 'New' Arab Man: Laurie Taylor explores research into forms of Middle Eastern masculinity which defy popular stereotypes. Also, elite club membership in the House of Lords.
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.