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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 261–285.
Published: 01 November 2019
...miriam cooke Abstract This article analyzes recent Iraqi texts, some authorizing and others condemning rape as a weapon of war. The focus is on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) perpetrators of sexual violence, their Yazidi victims, and two women’s demands for reparative, restorative justice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Edith Szanto Abstract During the onslaught of the Islamic caliphate on Kobanî, Syria, media outlets across the globe broadcast pictures of brave and often unveiled Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a quintessentially male force of destruction. The images of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 129–130.
Published: 01 March 2021
... herself. The camp’s residents were Syrian Kurds, displaced by fundamentalist rebels, the regime, ISIS, poverty, or some combination of the four. Many were passing time until they could scrape together the money to pay a smuggler to take them to Germany. This issue’s cover art is a portrait, based on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 126.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Between Two Empires: Ahmet Ağaoğlu and the New Turkey (2003)(2003) andand variousvarious articlesarticles includingincluding “Beauty“Beauty IsIs NothingNothing toto Be Ashamed Of: Beauty Contests as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 137–138.
Published: 01 November 2008
... articlesarticles includingincluding “Beauty“Beauty IsIs NothingNothing To Be Ashamed Of: Beauty Contests as Tools of Women’s Liberation in Early Republican Turkey,” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (20042004), andand anan earlierearlier articlearticle onon...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 350–353.
Published: 01 November 2015
... siege of Kobanê and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) violence. As Houzan Mahmoud ( 2014 ) writes, women Kurdish fighters are integrated and often serve as military commanders in the “fierce fight against ISIS,” which also “poses important challenges to feminist peace theorizing.” Women in Turkey...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 114–117.
Published: 01 July 2008
... before the civil war, her life in exile in London, and her skills as an artist and playwright. Leaving Beirut isis notnot anan academicacademic oror scholarlyscholarly researchedresearched work, although it deals with themes that have been extensively explored and written about, namely...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 July 2016
... testimonial Bejan Ciyayi, a member of the YPJ, writes: “There are ideological, political and sociological reasons behind my desire to fight against ISIS. I have sworn to defend the Kurdish people against all evil” (Platt 2014 ). Is putting one’s life on the line worth the fight for women’s liberation? Or is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 November 2016
... massacred; they were sold into sexual slavery; they were priced at $10 to attract ISIS recruits; and then they were forced to undergo abortions in order to be resold at Islamist slave markets. This series is composed of eleven artworks (six are shown here), each representing an aspect of the terrifying...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 112–113.
Published: 01 November 2006
...: Muslim Women Speak Out isis a ccollectionollection of academic and non-academic pieces written by Muslim women in the United States and addresses the most controversial questions sur- rounding Muslim women post-9/11. In the introduction, Afzal-Khan lays out her two goals: to bring...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... dominating male discourse. While dealing with an Abrahamic religious tradition, El Saadawi never lost sight of her Egyptian heritage. In fact, the “birth” of Bint Allah almost synchronized with the “rebirth” of Isis , the most important goddess in ancient Egyptian mythology. In 1986 El Saadawi’s play...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in Fift eenth-Century Granada Maya Shatzmiller. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. Pp. viii, 277. ISBN 978-0-674-02501-1. Reviewed by Núria Silleras-Fernández, University of California, Santa Cruz In the author’s words, Her Day in Court ““isis a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2017
... disturbing spectacles of the coup night were the grotesque scenes of lynching in which surrendered conscripts were whipped and beaten to death by progovernment crowds. Video footage (likely fabricated) of a beheaded soldier—resonating with both ISIS beheadings and the beheading of Kubilay, the iconic martyr...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 130–132.
Published: 01 November 2005
... might also take issue with some of the terminology that goes undefi ned, particularly terms associated with the state education system in the United Kingdom. Muslim Women in the United Kingdom and Beyond isis a thoughtfulthoughtful and timely contribution to the small but growing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 112–115.
Published: 01 July 2007
... teach, run a pastry shop and a library, and hold the weekly zikir prayerprayer circlecircle thatthat isis theirtheir corecore ritual.ritual. Th e eyy ddefiefi nnee tthemselveshemselves as keepers of traditional values who wish to live like the pioneers of Is- lam, but who are apolitical. However...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2021
... largely on Twitter, in which he reported on daily realities on the ground in an ISIS-occupied part of Syria. The collaboration between Hisham and Crabapple combines Hisham’s analytic biographical lens with Crabapple’s subjective realist illustrations to present personalized perspectives that give a sense...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 July 2008
... their successes and failures (9–10). Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy isis divideddivided intointo fi veve chap-chap- ters in addition to the Introduction and Conclusion. Chapter one, titled “Women of the Republic and Islam: Between the Private and the Po- litical,” examines...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 111–114.
Published: 01 July 2008
... in her life and in response to particular events in the world. Ghoussoub draws on her life experiences in Lebanon during and before the civil war, her life in exile in London, and her skills as an artist and playwright. Leaving Beirut isis notnot anan academicacademic oror...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 101–104.
Published: 01 July 2009
... century. Her argument is eloquent and the evidence com- pelling. Th e Great Social Laboratory isis anan essentialessential additionaddition toto coursescourses across the critical social sciences and humanities. Women in Iraq: Th e Gender Impact of International...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... supernatural, reveals that certain concepts which are shared by traditional societies are moribund. While nazar (the(the eevilvil eye)eye) linkslinks thisthis regionregion toto otherother tradi-tradi- tional societies, belief in nazar isis onon thethe decline.decline. ForFor example,example...