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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 (2017) 13 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Nadje Al-Ali; Latif Tas Abstract Despite the recent outbreak of violence and conflict, peace continues to be high on the agenda of the Kurdish political movement and many progressive Turkish intellectuals and activists. Based on qualitative research we conducted in Diyarbakır, Istanbul, London...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Senem Kaptan examines the effects of compulsory military service in Turkey on how the mothers whose sons serve in the Turkish/Kurdish conflict zone imagine the “East.” In Gohar Dashti’s untitled photograph from her 2008 series Today’s Life and War , central to the cover design of JMEWS 13:1, we...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., and space in Turkey and elaborate on the importance of conscription in reifying gender roles and citizenship ideals. I then provide a brief analysis of the state’s approach to the “East” within Turkish history and how the Kurdish conflict has impacted the meaning of military service as well...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 430–432.
Published: 01 November 2023
... oppressed Kurdish people and how the Turkish armed forces attacked Kurdish lands several times and prohibited Kurdish culture and language within the borders of the Turkish nation-state. They are about how invasions, ethnic violence, and mass killings have repeatedly occurred in different parts of Kurdistan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
... calculations as Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian, or Turkish nationals. Some coun- tries, such as Canada and New Zealand, provide census data about language(s) spoken at home which, if combined with figures about ancestry or ethnic group, offer a rather accurate picture of the size of Kurdish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 43–68.
Published: 01 March 2024
... culture. As a result, the Turkish state justified violence against Kurds and ongoing colonialization by celebrating Turkish military masculinity in the name of saving oppressed Kurdish women from supposedly sexist Kurdish men (Açiksöz 2020 ). Even this form of Turkish nationalism infiltrates elements...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 November 2022
... can be retold in stories of agency, dignity, courageous tactics, and new identities that should be met with recognition, redress, and reintegration. The next essay, “Kurdish Women Challenges and Struggle at the Time of Conflict and Post-conflict: An Exploratory Research Study of Status of Kurdish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-Called Low-Intensity War: The Making of the Kurdish Diaspora in Istanbul .” Signs 33 , no. 1 : 159 – 82 . Al-Ali Nadje , and Tas Latif . 2017 . “ ‘War Is like a Blanket’: Feminist Convergences in Kurdish and Turkish Women’s Rights Activism for Peace .” Journal of Middle East...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and tanks. Such acts of violence were appalling and unfathomable for the nation, except for the Kurdish region, where state violence had long gained an ordinary character. Yet, for large sectors of Turkish society, some of the most disturbing spectacles of the coup night were the grotesque scenes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 423–426.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of the Kurdish freedom movement, presented in the section titled “History,” contextualizes the recent revolutionary thought and practices developed by the women’s movement. The history of the broader movement, from its formation in Bakur in the 1970s and its anticolonial critique of the Turkish Left, as well...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 350–353.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., spaces of violence can become embodied spaces of solidarity that shift the political playing field. For Al-Ali and Tas, as conflict escalates against Kurdish regions, Turkish and Kurdish feminist academics’ and activists’ positions draw closer. Thus “Kurdish peace activists have come to see gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) and the latter at their office in Aksaray (in Turkish and Kurdish). I also interviewed twenty members of the Mothers of Soldiers at Edirnekapı Martyr’s Cemetery and at the Associations for Veterans and Martyrs’ Families in Fatih and Mecidiyeköy. Friedrich Nietzsche’s insistence on “the multiplicity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 March 2007
... right-wing political parties had practiced or yielded to throughout the history of the Turkish Republic. In this environment, neoliberalism gained an unquestioned and unchallenged common-sense status. The 1980s and 1990s in Turkey also witnessed the rise of Kurdish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
... appropriating and celebrating them. Hence she explicates how her “Kurdish tail” situated her immediately in the east of Turkey and how she aspired to being a “whore” on seeing that the “whore” of the hamam (Turkish bath) was the most beautiful woman in town. Özdamar (1946–) is a writer, actor, and theater...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 104–106.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., Provocation, Politics is a groundbreaking contribution to the anthropology of policing, surveillance, and resistance. It combines long-term ethnographic research conducted in one of Istanbul’s many revolutionary neighborhoods inhabited mainly by urban working-class Turkish and Kurdish Alevis with archival...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 July 2023
... groups as homogeneous in terms of political and social fragmentation; therefore it is hard to find a peculiar dimension in Kurdistan. The political and geographic framework of the Turkish nation-state was built with the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, and numerous Kurdish resistances...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 132–133.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and that abortion be defined as part of women’s right to health. Women’s Initiative for Peace is a platform from which the SFK, with its feminist agenda, contributes to women’s involvement in the peaceful resolution of the Kurdish conflict. SFK’s mission is to strengthen the grassroots feminist movement...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
... Ahmed’s (2015) doctoral thesis and Karwan Karim Abdalrahman’s ( 2019 ) master’s thesis. Ahmed’s thesis explores colonial discourses and practices by Turkish, Iranian, and Iraqi nation-states against the Kurds, represented in the works of a few non-Kurdish and Kurdish authors, including the first...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 347–349.
Published: 01 November 2017
... experiences of injustice and violence enable the bridging of ethnic/national divides and produce a convergence between Kurdish and Turkish women’s rights and peace activists. Hanan Hammad’s article provides an analysis of how rural and poor girls and women who find themselves excluded from the elite ideal...