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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 286–306.
Published: 01 November 2019
... role for Arab and Muslim women who wrote in conjunction with emerging nationalist movements, allowing them to “make an epistemological claim” on readers about topics including women’s rights (Booth 2001 : xxi). Yawmiyat ’s biographical sketches of the protagonist’s friends Bayya, Aisha...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 35–59.
Published: 01 July 2006
... of the regime and the threats of the Islamists have one purpose: to reduce us to silence. Fear is supposed to drive us away from critical thinking and writing, or stress and exile render us unable to produce any liter- ary creation Arab and Muslim women need not only to have their lives...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the texts by Arab women authors published in the 1990s, including al-Khibaʾ , are writers like their creators. He generalizes that this obsession with writing is self-indulgent and inadequate at addressing larger social and political concerns; these women writers aspire not to change the world...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and internal complexity. It is a network of dynamically evolving gender discourses influenced by diverse socio-ideological factors, such as the movement for women’s rights, anticolonial struggle, and various nationalist discourses—from pan-Arabism to Egyptian nationalism. It is also a network of competing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
... points are worth noting. First, the question of seclusion was linked in Rusafi ’s poetry to the question of freedom, since his writings about women par- alleled his writings about the hollow freedom granted to Iraq under the mandate regime. Th e call for unveiling thus paralleled the call for inde...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that is supposedly wrong with the Arab/Islamic/Middle Eastern Other and of everything that needs to be made right. NORTH AMERICAN FACES OF “MUSLIM CULTURE(S)” Popular interest among Western audiences in “Muslim womanhood” offers Arab women authors, as well as authors from non-Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... In the final chapter of the book she presents the definitions of the word tzarl-rit from two Arabic-French dictionaries. Evidently, neither definition manages to fully capture the meaning and implications of the word, which refers to les cris of women. In her choices of where to withhold translation, she...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 89–91.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., as though female characterization and embodiment were the only elements of contemporary Syrian women’s writing that should interest its potential readers. Censi is to be praised for refocusing the lens of modern Arabic literary study on the production of contemporary women writers from Syria, who have...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 81–109.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the safety of members residing in countries, such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, that restrict individual freedoms. My encounter with the listserv came about haphazardly when I took on an assignment to write an encyclopedia entry on the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association International...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 95–121.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in the anthropology of literature. Her articles on Arab women’s writing have appeared in journals and edited volumes. Her current research interests include Egyptian women’s literature as social discourse and Arabic language retention and processes of Americanization among Arab Americans. Copyright © 2006...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 422–424.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ghenwa Hayek Writing Beirut: Mappings of the City in the Modern Arabic Novel . Aghacy Samira . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2015 . 206 pages. isbn 9780748696246 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Samira Aghacy’s Writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (1): 6–28.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Anthology , co-edited with miriam cooke and which has just come out in a second, expanded edition. She is completing a book on feminism/s and Islam and another on comparative Islamic feminism/s. She is also co-editor of the Brill series on Women and Gender in the Middle East and Islamic World...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in the local context is to elaborate, develop, and disseminate translations of gender that enable agency. The article also explores some of the sites of resistance to the field in Egypt and in the Arab world, including various Islamist discourses. 106  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in Arab Women’s Writings . Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press . Schiller Nina Glick , and Fouron Georges Eugene . 2001 . Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Shakir Evelyn . 1997 . Bint Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 July 2012
..., and writing approaches to describe relational subjectivities and intentionalities. The theoretical interventions of relational psychology are useful steps in the landscape of Arab women’s subjectivities. The theorists discussed in this section engage with the basic human condition of connectivity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 367–372.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Africa and West Asia. Both Bad Girls of the Arab World , edited by Nadia Yaqub and Rula Quawas ( 2017 ), and Freedom without Permission , edited by Frances S. Hasso and Zakia Salime, are collections of essays that engage with the transgressions, resistance, and revolutions of women across the region...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Abouzeid’s engagement with tensions triggered by colonial encounters and postcolonial nation building. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 postcolonial female agency Leila Abouzeid Arabic autobiography Moroccan autobiography Arab women’s writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... patriarchal terms, with emphasis on the beauty of the women’s hair, clothing, and jewels and on their obedience to fathers and husbands. References Abudi Dalya . 2011 . Mothers and Daughters in Arab Women’s Literature . Leiden : Brill . Abu-Lughod Lila . 1993 . Writing Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and among communities in the diaspora. In “Cover Art Concept,” Ellen McLarney, associate professor of Arabic literature and culture at Duke University and member of JMEWS ’s new editorial team, reflects on Sufism and love in the Jordanian artist Hilda Hiary’s artwork, featured on this issue’s cover...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 423–448.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Amaney Jamal; Irfan Nooruddin Abstract Historically Arab regimes have played critical roles in securing women’s rights in their societies. Yet regimes remain concerned about domestic, especially Islamist and traditionalist, reactions to women’s rights. When regimes feel they can overcome...
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