Sex, Desire, and Intimacy


Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research is thrilled to be back with its fifth issue. Kohl serves as an alternative platform of knowledge production tackling feminisms, bodies, and sexualities, as they intersect with other identities and struggles in the Middle East and North Africa. This issue is an attempt to elaborate on the politics of sex, sexual practices, intimate connections, and desire/desirability. It strives to understand sex, bodies, and politics beyond the NGOized rights-based approach, and in looking at the ways in which non-normative practices that are not complicit with macro and micro-structures of oppression challenge the hegemonic neoliberal and patriarchal order.