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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 337–358.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Ozum Yesiltas Abstract This study critically analyzes representations of Kurdish women fighters in US mainstream media from January 2014 to December 2018. The article argues that the narrative articulated through the presentation of Kurdish women in the US media as “badass” soldiers fighting...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 103–105.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sharon Linzey Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS  103 International Conference on Kurdish Women for Peace and Equality, March 8, 2007, Erbil, Southern Kurdistan Sharon...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 105–108.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Nadeen El-Kassem Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS  105 dom, traditional Kurdish dance, and the great desire for a home state. Numerous Kurdish handicrafts were also on display and available...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Marlene Schäfers Abstract Women’s rights and human rights projects in Turkey and elsewhere routinely construe and celebrate subaltern voice as an index of individual and collective empowerment. Through an ethnographic study of Kurdish women singers’ ( dengbêj s) efforts to engage...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 433–435.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Francis O’Connor francis.oconnor@wur.nl Voices That Matter: Kurdish Women at the Limits of Representation in Contemporary Turkey . Marlene Schäfers . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2021 . 240 pages. isbn 9780226823058. Copyright © 2023 by the Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 357–378.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Nadje Al-Ali; Mashuq Kurt Abstract This article explores the complex and intersectional identities and positionalities of Kurdish Islamist women activists in Turkey in the context of heightened violence and tensions linked to the ongoing Turkish-Kurdish conflict. While both female Islamist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Shahrzad Mojab; Rachel Gorman In this paper we provide an analysis of Kurdish women’s organizing in the diaspora, highlighting the tension between “homeland” and “host-land” nationalisms, patriarchy, and feminism. This is the first feminist-transnational study of the experience of Kurdish women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Protection Units (Kurdish, Yekîneyên Parastina Jinê; YPJ) and the women’s military wing of the PKK, Yekîneyên Jinên Azad ên Star (YJA-Star), have challenged traditional gender roles and contributed to the idea of “democratic confederalism,” a term the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan coined to highlight a move...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sevil Çakir Kilinçoğlu sevilcakir@gmail.com The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement: Gender, Body Politics, and Militant Femininities . Isabel Käser . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2021 . 288 pages. isbn 9781316519745. Copyright © 2023 by the Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 423–426.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Ozlem Goner ozlem.goner@csi.cuny.edu The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice . Dilar Dirik . London : Pluto , 2022 . 384 pages. isbn 9780745341941. Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2023 With careful attention...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 430–432.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Heval Yaren şimşek hsimsek21@ku.edu.tr Kurdish Women’s Stories . Houzan Mahmoud , ed. London : Pluto , 2021 . 240 pages. isbn 9780745341149. Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2023 In this book Houzan Mahmoud invites Kurdish women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and Berlin in 2015–16, we show that Kurdish activists have struggled to make the eradication of gender-based inequalities and violence central to the wider Kurdish peace movement, while Turkish women’s rights activists have increasingly recognized that the war against the Kurds, “like a blanket,” often...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Karin Mlodoch This article focuses on Kurdish women in Iraq who survived the Iraqi army’s Anfal operations against the Kurdish areas in 1988. It investigates Iraqi Kurdish women’s psychosocial situation and strategies for coping with violence and loss in the aftermath of the Anfal operations...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 43–68.
Published: 01 March 2024
... women and Kurdish men to manage their racialization across national contexts and partake in the racialization of “others.” “Woman” is activated in the service of difference as a means to showcase the heterogeneity within Kurdish communities and expound on the relations Kurds in the US diaspora have...
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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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 379–400.
Published: 01 November 2023
... articulate the right not to have children, they have ignored the right to have children and raise them in safe and healthy environments—a fundamental right that Kurdish women have been stripped of due to long-standing state violence. As a result, the language of bodily autonomy has obscured the Turkish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 November 2022
... as a conscious effort to destroy the Yazidis. Using the four narratives, Bocheńska shows the efforts to emphasize the pain of the Yazidi women and to attribute the responsibility for this horror to the perpetrators and the lack of intervention by others: other Muslims, the Kurdish Peshmerga, and the West...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
... with its intersectional perspective on immigrant women’s and men’s practices. Finally, from its multilayered focus and fine contextualization, migration studies scholars can learn extensively about the Kurdish case and use this work as a textbook. In sum, the book leaves us with a good understanding...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 301–302.
Published: 01 November 2016
... deal with the ways in which recent events in Syria and Egypt have impacted men and women. Edith Szanto and Mariz Tadros examine the gendered representations of violence during and after the 2011 revolutions. Analyzing the coverage of Arab and Kurdish women’s participation in the Syrian turmoil, Szanto...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 458–468.
Published: 01 November 2023
... politics: a courageous women-led movement sparked by the death of a young Kurdish Iranian woman, Jina (Mahsa) Amini, under police custody, who was detained for “improper” hijab. The principal chant of the protests, the Kurdish Jin, Jiyan, Azadi , translated as “Woman, Life, Freedom,” signed Jina’s name...