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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 13. July Fourth celebrations, also referred to as the Country Fair, in Aramco Dhahran, with majorette parades and brass bands on Main Street. The destination is the King’s Road ball field, transformed into a fairground (early 1960s). Fadia is marching in a skirt at center. Photograph by More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 14. Fadia Basrawi (first row center), the only Arab in her Aramco graduating school class, is strategically placed at the center of the frame in the formal graduating class photograph in 1965. Figure 14. Fadia Basrawi (first row center), the only Arab in her Aramco graduating school More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 268–291.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 13. July Fourth celebrations, also referred to as the Country Fair, in Aramco Dhahran, with majorette parades and brass bands on Main Street. The destination is the King’s Road ball field, transformed into a fairground (early 1960s). Fadia is marching in a skirt at center. Photograph by...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 15. Dismembered limbs hung on Aramco’s periphery fence. This photograph was in Fahmi Basrawi’s archive and includes no further details. He developed it in his makeshift darkroom at home. Figure 15. Dismembered limbs hung on Aramco’s periphery fence. This photograph was in Fahmi Basrawi’s More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 6. Fahmi Basrawi stands front and center with his students in Dhahran in 1946. Behind them is the newly established Aramco Jabal School. Ali al-Nuʿaymi, later the first Saudi CEO of Aramco, stands in the front row right holding a baseball. The back of the photograph is stamped “Velox” in More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 7. Fahmi Basrawi, in formal Arab dress wearing a black robe, interpreting the explanations of a US Aramco official to Crown Prince Saud during his tour of Aramco’s industrial training department and refinery in 1948. In front of the frame are unnamed laborers drawn from the surrounding More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 1. Fadia hunched over studies in her dorm room at Beirut College for Women in 1971, her junior year. After graduating in 1972, she briefly returned to Aramco before eloping with our father in London in December of that year. Figure 1. Fadia hunched over studies in her dorm room at Beirut More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 10. Fadia Basrawi symbolically bridges divides as a Saudi Arabian Girl Scout. This photograph of young Fadia reading the Scout’s Pledge appeared in a story in the April 1961 issue of Aramco World . Photograph by Fahmi Basrawi. Figure 10. Fadia Basrawi symbolically bridges divides as a More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 11. An ordinary domestic scene with our Syrian grandmother, Muzayyan Kotob, sewing in the foreground in their Aramco home and our uncle Ghassan in the background at the open American-style table set for a meal (early 1960s). Photograph by Fahmi Basrawi. Figure 11. An ordinary domestic More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 8. Fahmi Basrawi often turned the lens of his Rolleicord camera on himself and his intimates, using the camera to document his narrative and compile an archive as both an Aramco employee and a family man. In this picture he poses for his own camera at his desk in the Jabal School More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 265–267.
Published: 01 November 2018
... family’s formation on the Aramco campus in Dhahran from the 1940s through the 1960s. There the extraction of oil to reinforce US imperialism also fed repressive forms of local government in Saudi Arabia. The authors’ account of their lives during and since the Lebanese civil war shows how imperialism...