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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 166–180.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., a popular neighborhood of Cairo, I am sitting with three men in their early thirties. The two waiters take orders and bring us drinks and hookahs. Loudspeakers in front of the shop broadcast Quranic recitations until one of the men switches to Egyptian pop music. Our conversations tackle various topics...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in Cairo, this article explores fiction writing as a powerful means of midlife self-reinvention among Cairene women. It considers their pursuit of literary careers in light of the recent opening of Egyptian literary markets to new writing publics and as part of women’s midlife transition, defined...
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 3. Hawwaʾ , November 23, 1957, n.p. Dar el Kutub (National Library), Cairo. More
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 4. Hawwaʾ , May 18, 1963, n.p. Dar el Kutub (National Library), Cairo. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the parliamentary and presidential elections in Egypt, the figure of the “modern” woman gained renewed political significance. By exploring Egyptian English-language women’s lifestyle magazines, the article illustrates how socioeconomically privileged, Cairo-based women crafted “modern” female bodies and engaged...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 July 2007
..., 2005. Pp. 224. ISBN 1558615105. Reviewed by Ferial J. Ghazoul, American University in Cairo Th is novel is not only engrossing as fi ction, it also tells us intimately about Algeria’s war of national liberation (1954–62) and helps us under- stand what it means to be involved...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 108–111.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., ed. Boston: Brill, 2006. Pp. xix, 564. ISBN 9789004128194. Reviewed by Hania Sholkamy, American University in Cairo Th is volume of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) is devoted to the most gendered and critical of intersections between...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 149–152.
Published: 01 July 2006
... University of Cairo It is not new to observe that in the area of Middle Eastern studies, the field of consumer and cultural studies is suffering from a great neglect. Cultural studies are picking up slowly in our part of the world, but Arab academics still mistakenly consider consumer studies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Mervat F. Hatem. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 234 pages. ISBN 978-0-230-11350-3. Ferial J. Ghazoul, American University in Cairo This slim, but rich, book is an intellectual biography of a pioneering female figure who lived in Egypt and wrote...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 March 2014
... studied, championed, and curated. Studying Sudan and its artists may have begun in Khartoum during Hale’s first three-year period there from 1961 to 1964; however, this essay analyzes Hale’s subsequent writings based on the places where she encountered artists, residing abroad and in exile, in Cairo...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figures 1–2. Samia Gamal in Ciro’s (1950) and Life (1951). Source: Catholic Cinema Center, Cairo. More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figures 1–2. Samia Gamal in Ciro’s (1950) and Life (1951). Source: Catholic Cinema Center, Cairo. More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figures 4–5. Pictures of Hind Rustum in magazines of the time, no date. Source: Catholic Cinema Center, Cairo. More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figures 4–5. Pictures of Hind Rustum in magazines of the time, no date. Source: Catholic Cinema Center, Cairo. More
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 2. Sabrine, Hawwaʾ , January 27, 1962, 5. Dar el Kutub (National Library), Cairo. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and step on my right and step on my boundary, you’ll regret it. Because I’m prepared. —Fatma Atef, WenDo trainer, 2015 Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places is prevalent and well-documented in Egypt. In a 2008 study of about 1,010 women and 1,010 men in Greater Cairo, 83 percent...
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Published: 01 March 2023
Figure 1. Norge, Akhir Saʿa , March 3, 1949, n.p. Dar el Kutub (National Library), Cairo. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 376–394.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Domestic Transportation in Egypt under the British Occupation, 1882–1914). Cairo : al-Hayʾa al-Misriyya al-ʿAmma lil-kitab . Ali Husayn Muhammad . 1959 . “ Al-Nashl: Asalibahu wa Mawasimahu fi Madinat al-Qahira ” (“Pickpocketing: Its Methods and Seasons in Cairo”). Majallat al-Amn al-ʿAmm...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 31–57.
Published: 01 November 2008
... with private sector family planning associations in Cairo and Alexandria,” they do not discuss the Egyptian female activists such as Aziza Hussein who spearheaded family planning, sidelining these reformers in their account (159).5 Postmodernist scholars have questioned...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of politics, gender, social movements, globalization, youth, and urban politics. Singerman’s publications include Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity (edited, 2009), Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East (co-edited with Paul...