Masculinity and Gendered Concepts of Honor, Shame, Humiliation, and Vulnerability (focusing on the Middle East) Annotated Bibliography


Abu Graib-related revelations about the US military’s use of shame and humiliation prompted the Consortium to examine the assumptions upon which that tactic is based.  This annotated bibliography was created by Consortium intern Emily Parker, who later moved to Tunisia to work as an editor and writer for a start-up online Tunisian news agency, reporting on major events shaping the future of post-revolutionary Tunisia.

This bibliography is by no means an exhaustive listing. We have focused on the academic literature, so most of the numerous publications originating from within the policy and NGO communities have not been included here. This bibliography is also limited to articles published in English.

Insofar as possible, entries includes citations, published abstracts, quotations of key sentences (indicated in quotation marks, and followed by page number) and additional annotations by the interns who worked on this bibliography, and URLs for articles that are available on line. Books usually are only briefly summarized, often with the table of contents included.

This annotated bibliography is meant to introduce readers to the landscape of academic research and debate in this field, and to help support the reader in her or his own research. Despite the inclusion of quotations and page numbers in the annotations, we strongly advise the reader not to quote directly from this document, but rather to use it to direct you to the literature that will be of use to you.

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