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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 5. Arab Camp in foreground; American Camp, also known as “Dhahran Camp,” in background. Oilmen unselfconsciously established Dhahran Camp as a colonial implantation. Most of the American inhabitants were white Texans hailing from oil towns. Note the stark difference in construction and More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 13. July Fourth celebrations, also referred to as the Country Fair, in Aramco Dhahran, with majorette parades and brass bands on Main Street. The destination is the King’s Road ball field, transformed into a fairground (early 1960s). Fadia is marching in a skirt at center. Photograph by More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 41–62.
Published: 01 November 2012
... brief review of recent Egyptian economic history, focusing on metaphorical colonization and the policing of gender and sexuality. Also important for contextualizing of this study is a review of identity formation and national identity, as well as of recent issues surrounding censorship. In order to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Lilia Labidi This paper analyzes how the discourse of the independent Tunisian feminist movement of the 1980s brought new visibility and appreciation to the early feminists of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, and how it revived tensions that had arisen during the earlier period. The paper also examines how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 31–52.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between the Women’s Union and IAW members, this analysis underscores how deeply contested the question of women’s emancipation was, not only within urban elite society, but also among those in municipal and state office. It also provides insights into how actively Turkish feminists engaged questions of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... I demonstrate, however, that the discourse about women grew more Iraqi-centric in the 1940s and 50s. I also argue that the changes in the representations of women mirrored the radicalization of the Iraqi intelligentsia. While during the interwar period, the conversation about gender roles was mostly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
... hoshiyya —a Bedouin courtship dance—with how women dancers enact and revise such codes in everyday life. The article explores choreographies of gender through a careful reading of tensions between the moving bodies of men and the embodied practices of the woman soloist onstage. It also compares this model...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 139–160.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that they construct. The article also explores the “regimes of veiling” that regulate the practice in Amman and how they enable this particular articulation of veiling. I found the women’s reasoning for fashionable veiling to be more about gendered cultural codes than religious mandates. Copyright...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Symbolic order, which is dominated by the patriarchal signifier. I also argue that Saddam, an intrusive Name-of-the-Father, validates the biographical endeavor and lures the narrative discourse into being. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Jacques Lacan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 November 2016
... examining gendered images of the Syrian uprising, it also obscures the socioeconomic realities on the ground. Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Syrian uprising female fighters media During the onslaught of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the other, this rupture of dominant ideologies opens up new ways of thinking about identity but may also end with those disruptions being suppressed and crushed. This article uses Layoun’s ideas to inform a close reading of two recent novels written in Arabic, both of which depict Muslim-Jewish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) fighters. Interviews with the mothers of soldiers will also be part of the final analysis. Focusing on these three organizations, the article answers the following questions: (1) How has the conflict between the military/paramilitary forces and oppositional organizations transformed the lives of some...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Republican elites’ attempts to redefine family life and gender roles, and to hear, albeit at some remove, the voices of those caught up in such tensions. It also reveals the diversity of voices within the Republican camp in this early formative period. A. Holly Shissler is Associate Professor of Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 30–59.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Sophie Richter-Devroe Conflict resolution theory and praxis have been criticized for being insensitive to local cultures and, particularly, for not considering culturally specific gender roles carefully enough. Yet, on the other hand, culturally sensitive and gender-friendly approaches have also...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... weekly basis. They also spoke of reluctance to take part in many of their mother’s communal religious practices and events. In this study I analyze the reasons for this generational change, and examine the impact of modernity and new forms of media, such as televangelism, on educated Yemeni women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 80–93.
Published: 01 March 2009
... husbands. It also shows that some women were subjected to violence during childhood and adolescence. The study points to the lack of legislation and official organizations to protect women from violence and suggests ways and means of dealing with the problem in Qatari society. Dr. Kaltham al-Ghanim...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 53–82.
Published: 01 July 2009
... during the 1950s and 60s. The paper also considers the popular nature of the publications that featured these writings and their significance in the framework of the changing nationalist discourse and corresponding changes in Turkish historiography during the 1950s. It shows that articles based on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2010
... doing, also show the reproduction of the sexual and racial hierarchies in Brazilian nationalist ideology. Trained in anthropology, John Tofik Karam is Assistant Professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at DePaul University. He specializes in the historical ethnography of Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... tools to empower women individually and collectively to act as agents for change and suggests contrasts between these initiatives and those used by ideology-based groups. The article also proposes future inquiry into the ways in which initiatives that claim to empower women may be assessed at the micro...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 27–55.
Published: 01 July 2011
... cultural event, I illustrate how Islam powerfully remakes the lives of young Muslims like Kandemir in ways that are also uniquely German or European. I argue that in particular young Muslimas enter debates and lifeworlds of piety regardless of considerable animosity or even rejection from dominant society...