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Syrian men's disability and their masculine trajectories in the context of displacement in Jordan and Turkey

Muhanna-Matar, Aitemad (2021) Syrian men's disability and their masculine trajectories in the context of displacement in Jordan and Turkey. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 17 (3). 305 - 325. ISSN 1552-5864

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Identification Number: 10.1215/15525864-9306803

Abstract

This article analyzes the relationship between men’s physical disability and the trajectories of negotiating masculinities in the context of Syrian refugee displacement in Jordan and Turkey. The article draws its analysis from the personal narratives of five displaced Syrian refugee men who sustained injuries during the war in Syria. It explores how Syrian refugee men with disabilities remake their masculine bodies and selves to create a new version of masculinity that responds to the changes in their socioeconomic circumstances and bodies. The article argues that the disabled Syrian refugee men went through multiple and contradictory masculine trajectories that intersect with multiple identities and different types of disability. Disabled Syrian refugee men’s emergent masculine embodiments created a version of masculinity that, although it adhered to the patriarchal family values of connectivity and intimacy, does not in its practice legitimate domination within the family and in the Syrian refugee community.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews
Additional Information: © 2021 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2022 14:45
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 09:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113479

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