At the core of nurturing masculinities is the idea that food is a powerful marker of manhood fatherhood and family structure in contemporary egypt and by better understanding these foodways we can better understand contemporary egyptian society as a whole. In exposing the importance of properly feeding ones family and of the enjoyment of food in family circles to egyptian mens notions of manhood naguib sheds light on a gentler side of egyptian the book gives its readers a strong sense of egyptian mens commitment to their community and family as well as of their sociability and sense of . Nurturing masculinities men food and family in contemporary egypt nefissa naguib austin university of texas press 2015 156 pages isbn 9781477307106 isbn 9781477307106 the egyptian man in general and ibn al balad son of the country in particular loves his family and home. Sctiw review journal of the society for contemporary thought and the islamicate world issn 2374 9288 november 22 2016 nefissa naguib nurturing masculinities men food and family in contemporary egypt university of texas press 2015 144 pp 2195 us pbk isbn 9781477307106. Dispelling the illusion that middle eastern men can be fully understood through the lenses of domination and patriarchy this book looks at contemporary egyptian foodways to better understand how men enact masculinity in displays of caregiving and love through food
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