The focus of this issue is the gender and sexuality of borders and margins. Borders and margins are productive spaces to examine both the power and contingency of normative gender and sexual ideals and how gendered and sexual bodies participate in the production and reconfiguration of the nation-state and its territory. Metaphorical or literal bordering practices (e.g., defining the categories of belonging in a nation, whose mobility can be restricted, and whose life does not matter) may be violently repressive but also potentially generative of new forms of politics. Through an exploration of borders and margins across a variety of contexts, the articles and essays in this issue provide exciting epistemological and ontological frontiers for Middle East women’s studies. This examination of borders and margins continues the feminist and gender-based analyses of material and discursive spaces and mobilities...
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Banu Gökarıksel; Editorial Introduction. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 1 November 2017; 13 (3): 347–349. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-4178979
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