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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Imaginaries in the Middle East/North Africa,” in Providence, Rhode Island, that brought together academics, mostly from the United States, with activists from the Middle East and North Africa to share work and to dialogue. The 2015 theme was the third in the Engaged Scholarship annual series organized...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 59–85.
Published: 01 July 2010
... women outside the usual structures. I describe a “leadership industry” that seeks to reproduce established models of activism, raising questions about the replicability of activist “pipelines” and calling attention to their use as a prop for unjust and inadequate social and political structures...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Lihi Ben Shitrit Women’s activism in conservative religious-political movements poses a challenge to liberal feminism. Why do women participate in great numbers in political organizations that seem to limit women’s freedom and equality? My work with women activists in the Islamic Movement...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the detainees, there were women I knew and wrote about in several books and articles: Hatoun al-Fassi, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, and many other veteran and young activists found disappeared into the prisons of the Saudi regime. How can the current crown prince, young Muhammad ben Salman, constructed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 251–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
...-double-discours-des-medias-francais-sur-les-femmes-saoudiennes,2488 . At the time of this writing, Saudi female activist Israa Al Ghomgham, in detention since December 2015, is waiting to be judged, together with four other (male) activists. After an international campaign against her death sentence...
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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 (2014) 10 (1): 53–81.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Anita Fábos; Emily Haddad Feminist activist and scholar Sondra Hale has made significant contributions to Sudan studies and politics through her research and her participation in Sudanese women’s rights advocacy and other progressive political movements. An analysis of Hale’s professional record...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 60–85.
Published: 01 July 2006
... the forms of their activism and thereby expanded their influence in the public sphere. Of course, not all these women activists were critical; fundamental tendencies in a postcolonial context, I want to make a clear-cut distinction between “functional women activists,” who serve to reproduce and legitimate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Rachel Z. Feldman Abstract The movement to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount/Haram ash-Sharif in Jerusalem has grown significantly since 2000. The Orthodox Jewish “Women for the Temple” group has come to play a central role in this activism. Women for the Temple activists perform...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Frances S. Hasso Since the 1980s, an explosion in state, international, and nongovernmental campaigns and programs propose to increase women’s rights and protections in Arab countries. Women and women’s rights activists often invite and appeal to male-dominated states to regulate, intervene...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and feminist activists, for “expressive” support. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Palestinian women expressive support class single mothers Israel Consistent with family trends in Western societies (Chambers 2012 ) and Jewish Israeli society, 1...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 56–88.
Published: 01 July 2011
... chosen to focus on what Edward Said called the Question of Palestine—a well funded agenda that enables them to avoid addressing the community-based concerns of the disenfranchised Mizrahim. Mizrahi communities, however, silence their own feminists as these activists attempt to challenge the regime...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 81–109.
Published: 01 March 2013
... rights in the Arab world. Using an online survey and analysis of printed and electronic documents, this case study investigates Arab women’s cyberfeminism. It explores how activists utilized AWSA United to foster collective identity, strengthen solidarity, and enrich activism. Rita Stephan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zimu Niu Abstract This article discusses a model of male-female relation promoted by the Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi. El Saadawi argued that man and woman are born exactly the same: not only do they resemble each other, but they constitute together a single entity that is humanity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 March 2007
... studies in order to understand some of the challenges that face us in translating terms and concepts involved in gender studies as a discipline that links an international body of scholars and activists, focusing specifically on the developing field of gender studies in Egypt, whose primary responsibility...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... “Arab family” placed a double duty on women activists in official Arab American public politics. Engagements with normative concepts of belonging to an “American family” entailed a gendered strategy of resistance in which Arab American official politics deployed women’s narratives to humanize...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 37–62.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Susan Slyomovics Fatna El Bouih stands as a well-known Moroccan activist whose life embraces a remarkable trajectory and a wide array of roles: former political prisoner, writer, academically trained sociologist, witness, individual claimant for truth commission reparations, and, most recently...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 31–57.
Published: 01 November 2008
... not in polar opposition over family planning. Egyptian women activists, medical specialists, state officials, and American population experts formed alliances that crossed national boundaries and cut at cross purposes to promote their varied agendas. The main losers in the scramble to establish family planning...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., these transnational feminist works raise questions of authenticity and legitimacy. However, these authors emerge as activists from their position abroad, pushing back against the limits placed by the state on women’s bodies; in posing these challenges, they contribute to dissent from the mainstream narrative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 337–345.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Frances S. Hasso Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 On January 10, 2016, I conducted a lively one-hour group interview in a bookshop and café in Jerusalem with five Palestinian women activists in Lajnat al-Shabat, or the Young Women’s Committee...