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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 158–161.
Published: 01 July 2014
... 1980s as she moved painfully from defiance to compliance on the television screen. Gulf Women Amira El-Azhary Sonbol, ed. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012. 454 pages. ISBN 978-0-8156-3309-9. Reviewed by Bridget...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article examines how the phenomenon of the ‘abaya-as-fashion is accommodated by the hegemonic order of Islamic patriarchy in the region of the Arab Gulf states. The traditional ‘abaya, or body veil commonly worn by national women across the Arab Gulf, is juxtaposed against...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Attiya Ahmad Abstract In recent years marriages among Muslims of different ethnonational backgrounds have developed in the Gulf region. While proponents of these “Muslim marriages” depict them as transnational alternatives to ethnonational forms of affinity and belonging, as I discuss in this...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2019
... interlocutors through her network of contacts in the area. The first part of Crossing the Gulf examines the legal and sociocultural regulations of migrant women’s bodies and sexualities imposed by the kefala (sponsorship) system and the structural inequalities deriving from exclusionary citizenship laws...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
... discourses on migration, trafficking, and prostitution in the Gulf countries. Pardis Mahdavi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College. Her research interests include gendered labor, migration, sexuality, human rights, youth culture, transnational feminism and public health in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Qadiri and Khalid al Gharaballi’s digital photographs from Fthe series WaWa (2011) engage with gendered and sexual representa- tions of femininity and queerness with reference to the local, namely, Kuwait, as well as the regional, that is, the Arab Gulf and the Arab world at large. In both...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 July 2014
... insight into what happened to that young woman in the early 1980s as she moved painfully from defiance to compliance on the television screen. Gulf Women Amira El-Azhary Sonbol, ed. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012. 454 pages...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 161–163.
Published: 01 July 2014
... dialogue about Gulf histories and the contributions of women to them. Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes Alessandra L. González. New York: Palgrave, 2013. 254 pages. ISBN 978-1-137-30473-5. Reviewed by Jane...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Everyday Conversions Attiya Ahmad explores the experiences of South Asian domestic workers converting to Islam in Kuwait. Tens of thousands of people have converted to Islam over the past twenty years in the Gulf, the majority of them women domestic workers. Such conversions have been examined from two...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 216–220.
Published: 01 July 2015
... ecology and debates about the loss of cultural identity that have surfaced with the dramatic overhaul of the Gulf as a seat of power and commerce. Al Saadi and Mater were among a number of artists in Here and Elsewhere who explored subjective experiences while alluding to political currents and upending...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Her Scars like Wings series at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah in 2017, as part of a sequence of exhibits featuring women artists from the Gulf. Al Khalifa’s series is about “intimacy and vulnerability, but also strength and perseverance” (Al Khalifa 2017 ). References Al Khalifa Hala...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 89–102.
Published: 01 July 2011
...-playing, with uniquely interest- ing implications for both educational institutions and gender studies. INTRODUCTION he Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island located in the Arab Gulf Tregion. According to anthropologist Fuad Khuri (1980), its popula- tion is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 136–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... building women’s studies has been painfully slow. For example, the minor in women’s studies that I developed in 2006 at the American University of Sharjah remains the only such undergraduate program in the Persian Gulf region. The idea of establishing the United Arab Emirates Gender and Women’s Studies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 145–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... responses to global- ization, transnationalisms, and neoliberalism in the Arab Gulf region. She is currently working on a book manuscript on anticipatory gover- nance, biopolitics, and the Emirati post-oil generation. David Simonowitz is Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2021
... care. Her own study begins at the outset of the Second Gulf War and ends with the nomination of then–presidential candidate Barack Obama, seemingly suspended between war and the specter of hope. However, her interlocutors are refugees of a slightly earlier wave: nearly one hundred men and women who...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... expand on the groundwork laid in The Female Suffering Body . All the authors featured in this study come from the central Arab lands: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and Jordan. It would be interesting to see whether these trends hold up in modern Arabic literature of North Africa, the Gulf...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 2016
... important point of contrast to scholarly works on Gulf studies or even for subsets of political Islamists throughout the Middle East for whom Islam is never separated from fashion, tradition, and design. The book is well written and theoretically important for extending discussions of Muslim women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., migration, sexu- ality, human rights, youth culture, transnational feminism and public health in the context of changing global and political structures. Her current work looks at gendered migration, labor, and human traffick- ing in the Gulf states. Mahdavi’s work has been published in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 232–234.
Published: 01 July 2019
... debates from the 1980s to the present, such as the arrival of postcolonial studies in Middle Eastern studies and the temporality of translation (chap. 23), the climate of writing about Palestine in the United States and Israel (chaps. 10, 11, and 14), the Gulf War (chap. 18), and splits among Israeli...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 344–366.
Published: 01 November 2019
... realms. Fortunately, a handful of scholars have begun to address how Qatari women respond to and impact modernization and social change in the context of the Qatari state’s developmental initiatives, and this article seeks to contribute to the scholarship on women in the Gulf states. Jocelyn Sage...