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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... signals the need for further research in the book’s closing line: “What will be the fate of the female suffering body after the ‘Arab Spring’?” (134). Similarly, the geographic scope of the book makes one wonder how students of disability studies, modern literature, narratology, and gender studies will...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 250–251.
Published: 01 July 2015
... . 1985 . Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire . New York : Columbia University Press . Sharabi Hisham . 1992 . Neopatriarchy: A Theory of Distorted Change in Arab Society . New York : Oxford University Press . This dissertation explores the relations between...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-2. Reviewed by Evelyne Accad, University of Illinois, Lebanese American University The principal purpose of Hoda Elsadda’s Gender, Nation, and the Ara- bic Novel: Egypt, 1892-2008 is to mark itself within the canon of Arabic literature using gender as its principal framework of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 422–424.
Published: 01 November 2016
... city have been a central part of modern novels about Beirut is a valuable one, as is Writing Beirut ’s insight that there are identifiable tropes in the city’s representation in Arabic literature. However, more historical and situational context would certainly be useful to the nonspecialist. For...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
... process as an avowedly fictional work lauded (like much Arabic literature in translation) as pro- viding sociological insight into the lives of young people in Saudi Arabia today—a truth effect, a notion of experience as transparently rendered through a text, that the author’s media...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 346–348.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Amal Eqeiq Finally, for students and scholars of Francophone Lebanese literature, the primary strength of this book lies in the excellent footnotes and comprehensive bibliography that include sources in Arabic, French, and English. However, those interested in the Arabic literary canon in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2018
...L. L. Wynn; Angel M. Foster Abstract English- and Arabic-language cyberfatwas on emergency contraception (EC) illuminate current debates around sexuality in the global Muslim community. In websites with fatwas about EC, there are significant differences in the way that English- and Arabic-language...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Leila Ben-Nasr Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging Fadda-Conrey Carol New York : New York University Press , 2014 . 243 pages. isbn 9781479804313 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for 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
... Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Hatem Mervat Fayez . 2010 . Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of ʿAʾisha Taymur . New York : Palgrave...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 145–148.
Published: 01 November 2013
... roles of early Muslim women. Although, according to Yaseen Noorani, “classical Arabic adab literature… tells us very little about actual social practices” (49), he overcomes this limita- tion quite eloquently. In order to do this, Noorani analyzes Arabic liter- ary texts and argues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 109–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Arab women. Literature sees religion as a practice for maintenance of male supremacy in the family and society. Nohad Ali and Galit Gordoni (2009) found a relationship between increase in religiosity and lack of support in women’s integra- tion in society and establishing their socio...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 July 2011
... East since 1967 Samira Aghacy. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009. 232 pages. ISBN 978-0-8156-3237-5. Reviewed by Khaled Al-Masri, Harvard University Over the past few decades, scholars of Arab culture and Arabic literature have produced significant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 31–55.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Mohammed Hussein Heikal (1888–1956) enjoys a special status in the history of the Arab novel.8 Published in 1913,9 it has been described by many critics as the fi rst modern novel in Arabic literature, “a novel ahead of its time” (Badr 1968, 169). Hei- kal used a pseudonym, Misri Fallah (an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 233–234.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Brinda Mehta Editors’ Note: Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices against Violence won the African Literature Association’s 2016 Book of the Year Award for “its originality, meticulous research, detailed analysis, nuances, anti-essentialist negotiations of identity, thought-provoking...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 69–71.
Published: 01 March 2020
... years, assembled dozens of leading scholars in the fields of history, political science, anthropology, and sociology to gather scholarly literature on the family for each country in the Arab League. The result is an immense collection of seventeen country-specific chapters (with two chapters covering...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 1–10.
Published: 01 November 2009
... modernity, tradi- tion, or in their multiple lived realities—allows new understandings of the conflicts and contradictions besetting the Arab world. Scholarship in the Arab region has had two underpinning thematic streams of production—academic literature on war and academic lit- erature on Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 191–194.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Francesca Grandi “Brothers” or Others? Propriety and Gender for Muslim Arab Sudanese in Egypt , Fábos Anita H. . New York : Berghahn Books , 2008 . Pp. xii, 188 . ISBN 978-1-84545-018-2 . Copyright © 2010 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2010...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 110–112.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and gender across regional and temporal divides. Umm Kulthūm: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab Legend, 1967–2007 Laura Lohman. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010. 229 pages. ISBN 978-0-8195-7071-0...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 83–85.
Published: 01 July 2009
... identity” (173), in “Grandmothers, Grape Leaves, and Kahlil Gibran: Writing Race in Anthologies of Arab American Literature.” Moving toward an analysis of mainstream U.S. representations of Arab and Muslim Americans, as their title suggests, Suad Joseph and Benjamin D’Harlingue (with Alvin Ka Hin...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 85–88.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Literature.” Moving toward an analysis of mainstream U.S. representations of Arab and Muslim Americans, as their title suggests, Suad Joseph and Benjamin D’Harlingue (with Alvin Ka Hin Wong) ana- lyze representations of “Arab Americans and Muslim Americans in the New York Times, Before and Aft er 9/11...