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Interesting composition on the group panel

It seems as if I’ve let the blog go quiet after finishing my PhD. Actually, I’ve been super-busy writing and working for Fuuse, and my new employer Deeyah Khan. This involved following up on the broadcast of Jihad, developing new projects and helping organise events. Please keep an eye on my Researchgate page if you’re interested in following my work!

The making of the Mesopotamian sex class

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Fourth and final part of my history sequence which was cut from my thesis!

Part one: A history of honour
Part two: The cradle of patriarchy
Part three: The castrated woman Read more

The castrated woman

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Third part in my four part series of reusing bits of my thesis. This one is about the impact of new understandings of reproduction on women’s roles and the development of patrilinear logic.

Part one: A history of honour
Part two: The cradle of patriarchy
Part three: The castrated woman
Part four: The making of the Mesopotamian sex class

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The cradle of patriarchy

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This is the second of four posts taken from the ancient history section of my thesis. This section is about the development of the acceptability of violence to enforce sexual mores.

Part one: A history of honour
Part two: The cradle of patriarchy
Part three: The castrated woman
Part four: The making of the Mesopotamian sex class

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A history of ‘honour’

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This is another, far longer section of writing which was removed from my thesis after the advice of the examiners. It’s kind of a history of how ‘honour’-based violence may have developed in Mesopotamia.

This will be the first of four posts:

Part one: A history of honour
Part two: The cradle of patriarchy
Part three: The castrated woman
Part four: The making of the Mesopotamian sex class

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