In a region where gender differences are deeply ingrained and sedimented within its social structure, it is no surprise that the rhetoric of masculinity and femininity has long been reified in various Arab cultural and literary productions. This rhetoric has also been projected in diverse forms and from various vantages. Moreover, while it is true that substantial studies have been devoted to the discourse of femininity, much still needs to be said about the manifestation of masculinity, manhood and machismo in modern/ postmodern Arab productions and publications.
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