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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Mandate Syria and Lebanon (1921–46). The French metropolitan system of regulated prostitution was imported yet transformed in the mandate region as women performers were sorted into legitimate, if morally suspect, foreign artistes and autochthonous performers defined as prostitutes by decrees and codes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Christa Salamandra Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official , cooke miriam . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2007 . Pp. viii, 196 . ISBN 978-0-8223-4035-5 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2013
... hampers their efficacy as political agents. In this article I explore political commemoration in Syria as a socially sanctioned venue for apolitical political activity that allows women nonthreatening public visibility. I focus on the work of Dr. Nadia Khost in commemorative practices in Damascus...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 242–245.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Ayşe Toprak Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 I believe in the power of documentaries to engage hearts and minds beyond the screen and to challenge public attitudes. When the war in Syria started in 2011, I kept seeing Syrian refugees sleeping...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Mary Elaine Hegland mhegland@scu.edu Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations: An Anthology of Cases from Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Other Countries . S. Behnaz Hosseini , ed. Zurich : Lit , 2020 . 180 pages. isbn 9783643961204 . Copyright © 2022 by the Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 260–284.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Brinda J. Mehta Abstract This essay examines the poetry of the Francophone author Maram al-Masri, a diasporic feminist poet from Syria who has lived in exile in Paris since 1992. Elle va nue la liberté is an indictment of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and an ode to the creative resilience...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Shayna Silverstein Abstract This essay analyzes how dance, gender, and state power function together as a significant node of critique in recent cultural production that addresses authoritarianism in Syria. Identifying the symbolic trope of dabke , a popular dance ubiquitous in Syrian life...
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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 (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 (2021) 17 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of destruction, Essaydi’s photographs are uncritically linked to events and situations as varied as the Arab uprisings, violence in the Palestinian territories, and the wars in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Instead of illuminating complex sociopolitical issues and reshaping dominant discourses, they become part...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 305–325.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Syrian refugee men who sustained injuries during the war in Syria. It explores how Syrian refugee men with disabilities remake their masculine bodies and selves to create a new version of masculinity that responds to the changes in their socioeconomic circumstances and bodies. The article argues...
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Published: 01 July 2021
Figure 1. Awwal (leader), tanni (second), and other dabke participants in a shakl daʿira at a wedding, October 8, 2008. Jable, Syria. Photograph by author. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... rights become challenged by the state’s paternalistic perceptions. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 militarism masculinist protection women Syria constitutions Amid the violence that has spread across Syria since 2011, questions about how women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 147–151.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 2002; Houston 2001; Lyon 2001). Th is region, which stretches over a vast area from western Iran to eastern Iraq, dipping into the northern tip of Syria and across southeast Turkey, is not an internationally recognized territory and is home to about 24-27 million Kurds, although reliable...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 337–358.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Orientalism to survive disruptions and splits in the colonial discourse? Before addressing these questions it is important to discuss the specific political paradigm and historical roots of feminist practices in Kurdistan, particularly in Turkey and Syria. Throughout the twentieth century Kurds...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 244–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... social media. Many professional reporters living in Syria also report on and analyze women’s issues on Souriat FM. phone: +963 955 444 085 December 9, 2014 Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 The Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace is a civilian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 25–54.
Published: 01 July 2005
...  NO SUCH THING AS WOMEN’S LITERATURE MIRIAM COOKE  n the fall of 1995, I went to Syria to study women’s writings. I had little idea Iwhat I might find. Even specialists of Arabic literature did not know much about...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 123–125.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Hosna Sheikholeslami Veiled Voices , Maher Brigid . Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, USA : Typecast Films , 2009 . 59 minutes. ISBN 4351912238 . Copyright © 2011 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2011 FILM REVIEW mn  123...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 July 2021
... on the Syrian revolution, it was Alan Kurdi. For some, the inescapable image of his drowned body promised the potential to finally interrupt “Western” paralysis in the face of Syria’s war. For others, the circulating image simply signaled another form of voyeurism disguised as humanitarian concern. Indeed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 131–136.
Published: 01 March 2021
... 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...