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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 4. A Medinese family that spanned Ottoman, British, and US empires: Yusef Basrawi, born and brought up in Ottoman Istanbul, with his Damascene wife, Arabia Kotob (left); their daughter, Bahija (right); and two younger sons, Fahmi (first row left) and Bahjat (first row right), pose in a More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 268–291.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 4. A Medinese family that spanned Ottoman, British, and US empires: Yusef Basrawi, born and brought up in Ottoman Istanbul, with his Damascene wife, Arabia Kotob (left); their daughter, Bahija (right); and two younger sons, Fahmi (first row left) and Bahjat (first row right), pose in a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 126–129.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of colonial and nationalist histories. Veiled Empire is an important and useful tool for expanding the breadth of what Middle Easternists engaged in such examinations understand about the relationship between state power and sociocultural phenomena. Dreaming of Change: Young Middle-Class...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 March 2007
... sig- nificant transnationalisms from below. Transnationalism has been defined differently by different scholars. While some use the term to refer simply to analysis and relations across nation-state borders, Ella Shohat proposes that the advantage of a trans- national framework...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... interest in liberal and feminist circles, arguably not just because of its musical performance but also because the women framed their presence as a struggle for voice they were waging against patriarchal customs and norms. As Fadime explained in an interview (Tahaoğlu 2012 ): “It used to be forbidden for...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 60–80.
Published: 01 July 2008
... STUDIES 4:2 If scholarship on the role of empire in the history of masculinity is scarce, scholarship on the subjectivity of lived masculinities in the context of empire is even more so. While Dawson (1991, 118) traces the representation of ideal masculinities, he also reminds us...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 63–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., heterosexual—are culturally specific rather than universal or natural, and cannot be applied to northern Mexican and Chicano populations without misrecognition.” Similarly, Harriet Whitehead (1993, 498) warned, “Cross-cultural investigations of homo- sexuality have too often been used to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 323–342.
Published: 01 November 2016
... men was the severity of sexual violence deployed against men in contexts such as Uganda and the DRC (Butler, Gluch, and Mitchell 2007 ; Christian et al. 2011 ). Sexual violence against men in conflict settings is used as a strategy to undermine them within their group, to show that they are weaker...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 July 2010
... political relevance, according to the women I interviewed it is only in the last few decades that women have used their ma’atim for purposes other than religious and social. In the past, Bahraini Shi‘i women used this space to grieve the martyrdom of figures from Shi‘i sacred history. Now they have begun to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 53–81.
Published: 01 March 2014
... an academic shows a strong relationship between her personal commitment to social justice and her intellectual contributions to the field of gender politics in Sudan, the Middle East, and Africa Using data from Hale’s teaching, research, and activist networks, this study presents both a narrative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 80–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... use gendered, maternal imagery to produce a liberal stance on terrorism that combines sympathetic comprehension of the forces that foster violence with condemnation of the violence itself. The article uses Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa’s Madih al-Karahiya (In Praise of Hatred , 2006) as an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Seçil Yılmaz Abstract Late Ottoman physicians used medical advice literature to impact syphilis transmission and treatment by cultivating men’s rather than women’s hygiene, self-care, and sexual practices. Soldiers and migrant workers were understood to be the main vectors of syphilis beginning in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 53–82.
Published: 01 July 2009
... concludes that women’s writings, used as primary sources by Turkish historians, provided an insider’s point of view on the secretive life of the harem and its inhabitants and attracted a popular readership, thus exposing wider audiences to an Ottoman-centered historical discourse, and ultimately played an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 19–57.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Mona Russell This paper examines the development of advertising for soap and clothing in Egypt between the late nineteenth century and 1936, when women’s bodies evolved from non-representation to mobilized political figures to highly sexualized objects used to market commodities. In many respects...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... Regional and transnational mobility and the institutionalization of borders by colonial administrations destabilized their own distinctions between foreign and autochthonous, however. Women used these contradictions, overlapping legal frameworks, and artistry to continue to work and limit the extraction of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... great emphasis on the collection of empirical data and was known for his use of surveys and other quantitative tools in sociological analysis. While a student in New York, Sabiha learned how to conduct a social science survey. She was assigned to work at one of the city’s community...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Wisam Khalid Abdul-Jabbar Abstract This article explores Zainab Salbi’s autobiography, Between Two Worlds ( 2005 ), using a Lacanian analysis. The Lacanian reading of the early Mirror Stage of ego formation can be extended to better understand Salbi’s narration of her childhood and how this world...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 143–165.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., problematizes women’s ability to control their public sexualities. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in 2011 and 2012 in Istanbul, this article explores the everyday concerns of Istanbulite women who seek rahatlık (comfort) during exercise. The interviewees frequently used the word rahatlık when...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
... sexualized meanings and queer desires within GayRomeo.com with local politics and practices affords new forms of self-description and embodied practice online as a queer Lebanese subject. Using context analysis to explore manifestations of selfhood within GayRomeo.com, as well as secondary literature about...