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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 36–58.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and “produce fine nurses for Iran.” In effect, they proselytized for the nursing profession. For twenty years they operated the only nursing schools in the country. This article argues that missionary nurses’ commitment to nursing professionalism facilitated Iranian nursing nationalism. It also reveals...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the “gay international” (in the words of Joseph A. Massad), and some Iranian diasporic queers who willingly insert themselves into national imaginations of the opposition in diasporic reterritorializations. This hypervisibility is enabled by massive mobilizations of universalized sexual identities...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 6–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Camron Michael Amin The author examines how the Women’s Party (Hizb-i Zanan) used globalization to signal its departure from the tendency of women’s organizations to prioritize national goals over feminist goals in Iran. In explicitly holding the Iranian government to emerging international...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2018
... female dancers have consistently been sites for contending discourses within the Iranian nation-state in the Pahlavi era (1925–79) and the post-1979 Islamic Republic. Meftahi employs the Foucauldian framework of biopolitics to analyze how dancers on national stages embody moral, aesthetic, and gendered...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Persian-language television programs, articles and news reports, weblogs, and Facebook posts responding to Ermia reveals how a reality television contestant came to disturb simplistic but powerful binaries of modest/immodest, religious/secular, Iranian/Western, and national/diasporic as she combined...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2013
... effective at demonstrating parallels between classi- cal and modern Persian texts, as when she argues that Iranian literary modernity transformed the female beloved (ma‘shuq) of classical Persian poetry into a companionate wife, entrusted with the task of purifying the nation (51). This book’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 106–109.
Published: 01 July 2009
.... Tracing the gendering of the lion and the sun, twin symbols of Iranian nationalism, Najmabadi identifi es the anxious and yet titillat- ing play around male-male sexual desire as these symbols emerge into public view. To provide an accessible reading, she initiates the audience into the artistic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 449–453.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in cyberspace do not escape forms of governmentality,” including through “gendered forms of normalizing, disciplining, and censorship,” thus ironically recuperating “nationalist imaginations of exclusive Iranianness” (39, 35, 65). In chapter 1, “Weblogistan and the Iranian Diaspora: Nation and Its Re...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet is an assistant professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked extensively on nationalism in Iran, and her book, Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation, 1804–1946 (1999), looks at the centrality of frontiers, land...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 July 2021
... their difference from earlier forms of activism and their proliferation in cyberspace. While 2019 marked the fortieth anniversary of Iranian women’s resistance against compulsory veiling, they have struggled for the right to veil or unveil for almost 170 years. Important historical resistance to national...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
... has conducted interviews with veterans who served as young boys. Housed in the Iranian National Archive of Tehran, Iran’s postrevolutionary documents are largely inaccessible to researchers, as they are virtually all classified and off-limits even to most native Iranian researchers (Bostock...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
... by contesting official historical-masculinist narratives of their time. Missing Soluch offers readers a working-class feminist politics on the eve of revolutionary upheaval. My Share constructs a feminist politics critical of the postrevolutionary nation’s betrayal of Iranian women’s liberation despite women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 143–154.
Published: 01 November 2012
...-Arab and at times anti-Islamist sentiments of Iranian Adi Kuntsman and Sanaz Raji  mn  149 nationalism,12 where some Iranians would like to see a future partner- ship between Iran and Israel as a means of eliminating any supposedly perceived Arab and/or Islamic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
... writing admit no point of contact between the tradition of women’s writing in Iran and the writing produced by women of the Iranian diaspora, this essay refl ects on the relationship between Farrokhzad, one of the most endur- ingly complex fi gures of Iran’s national literature...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 86–109.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... Iranian women provide an example of women resisting, negotiating, and pressing for their rights, transforming their position while their employment increased. However, the forces of globalization and the impact of the national and international political economy played...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
...) and modern Iranian nationalism have utilized (Paidar 1995; Afary 1996; Najmabadi 1998; Amin 1999; 2002; Rostam-Kolayi 2003; Kashani-Sabet 2005). Th e fi rst publications by Iranian women Danish( [Knowledge], Shikufah [Blossom], Zaban-i zanan [Women’s voice]) and reformist publications...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 373–376.
Published: 01 November 2019
... example of how ethnic, religious, and national differences (as they are embodied and lived) become racialized in ways that suggest how Iranians fail to become white despite their legal status as white. Through the everyday experiences of young Iranian Americans, Maghbouleh demonstrates how whiteness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 126–138.
Published: 01 March 2016
... expressed through religious discourse. A revolutionary religiosity that defended Iranian women’s right to the public sphere contested the conservative views of the majority through a discourse of mobility emphasizing national and religious duty, even as it enforced respectability discourses predicated...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 136–139.
Published: 01 November 2014
... their communities and across the generations. Soomekh reiterates throughout the book that “Jewishness” shapes all three generations of women. And, as important as national and cultural identity (Persian, Iranian and/or Iranian- American) are to these women, that common thread is a more tenuous...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 144–164.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the popularity of K-dramas peaked, Iranian dramas that aired on national broadcasting channels failed to grab the public’s attention and were superseded by K-dramas. With more exposure to Hollywood movies and K-dramas via satellite media and pirated media, the public’s expectations became harder to meet...
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