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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 March 2018
... with single mothers to imagine alternative maternal futures. I argue that by invoking a counternarrative I call “aspirational maternalism,” single-mother advocates disrupt traditional maternalist rhetoric that excludes single women. Aspirational maternalism draws on moral discourses and neoliberal values...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 November 2016
...’ mothers in Israeli public life changed since the 1982 Lebanon War? At the center of the discussion is David Grossman’s novel To the End of the Land (2008). I argue that the author posits “the flight from bad tidings” as both a maternal strategy and the author’s psychopoetic strategy. This article examines...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a messianic femininity that emphasizes maternal duties and women’s redemptive power in Judaism while challenging male religious authorities and religious law in other areas. Activists define themselves as guardians of domestic space and the House of God (the future Third Temple) and redeemers of the Jewish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 March 2008
... dynamics as they pertain to education and educational aspirations, a heavy emphasis on education long having been a key element of Palestinian national identity. She re- ports that 87 percent of parents surveyed wish for their sons to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 72 percent...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
... praised as such (Shuval 1992, 66). The demographic interest was soon translated into an official pro- DAPHNA BIRENBAUM-CARMELI  25 natalist policy.5 Shortly after the state of Israel was founded, it began to distribute maternity benefits, soon following this up...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 50–67.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., 1988) Dr. Medhat is the dictatorial father who stifles his daughter’s dreams to join the theater and marry the man she loves. Her initial willingness to study medicine and avoid the man she loves symbolizes the discontent of a generation of Syrians who did not act on their aspirations. The miniseries...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and the state. Women joining the workforce was one of the major pillars of Nasser’s state feminist project, and new labor laws guaranteeing employment to those with the correct qualifications were passed. In response, feminists demanded equal pay, maternity leave, and day-care centers (Taha 2017 : 346...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of five during the summers that the family spent at her father’s village. At the age of sev- en, ‘A’isha’s education became an arena of struggle between her father’s determination to devote her life to religious education and her desire, supported by her mother and maternal grandfather...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 6–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the ideas of peace to the world, prepare the ground to send women representatives of Eastern countries to participate in the Peace Conference, and secure their just right to benefi t from the true excellence that is freedom and social liberty, consistent with their maternal role.”2 Soon thereaft er...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 8–34.
Published: 01 July 2006
... in the development of Arab-Islamic society that draw from the same conceptual reservoir as many Islamists. Siyadi reveals a distinct prioritization of issues of Arab- Islamic identity and women’s maternal role over other issues that bear on women’s status, such as education. Siyadi recounts how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 82–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in this literature focuses on the nation and the constitution of Arab womanhood as maternal and authentic and of women as guardians of honor and tradition (Afkhami and Friedl 1997, Badran 1995, Baron 2005, Hale 1996, Lazreg 1994). In this vein, others point out that Islamist groups employ similar dynam- ics...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the same objective as Scheherazade: to empower women to hold and to fight for the same rights as men.” In the narrative Mernissi also tells the stories of many of the women in her city and her maternal grandmother’s country harem. For Turhan-Swenson ( 2007 , 116), Muslim women’s autobiographies “frequently...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
....” The preamble further justifies the end means of militant struggle and claims that the party’s militant struggle reflects popular demands and aspirations: “Through the party’s militant struggle , the November 16, 1970, corrective movement responded to our people’s demands and aspirations . This corrective...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 118–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the 1980 coup d’état led to the repression of leftist politics and the ascendance of Islam as an increasingly prominent political and cultural force. Together, these shifting economic and political sands gave rise to what in Turkey has been called a new Islamic bourgeoisie, an aspiring middle class...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., the Prophet Muhammad, as the complete example of womanhood.” In fulfilling her maternal duties and upholding her religion, Nuriyani asserted, Fatima performed her obligations with steadfastness and decorum, all the while guarding her chastity (1945:1-2). Nuriyani, the editor of a newly founded Per...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to nuclear fam- ily and the loss of larger family networks; the emergence of new opportunities and aspirations in the choice of marriage partners; changes in the marriage and divorce laws, giving women new rights; a considerable increase in the rate of divorce; and finally the inclusion...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (1): 110–146.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., governments instituted social security pro- grams for workers in the public sector and for large private sector enterprises. Protective legislation for working mothers—such as paid maternity leave and workplace nurseries—was in place in most MENA countries (ILO 1985; Moghadam 1998; CREDIF...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... for infertility. Th eir major goal is to serve married women, aged 15–49, who are eligible for family planning, or mothers with children under the age of two who require maternal and child healthcare. Infertile women rarely visit these centers, and HTCs do not maintain separate records...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... women’s rights discourse, moreover, considers desire for individual autonomy and self-expression to be natural and universal and oppression, similarly, an obvious fact. This view neglects that aspirations for liberation are produced by specific historical formations and therefore are in principle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
... been infl uenced CHARLOTTE WEBER  87 by the course of events in other countries—the emergence of maternal- ist ideologies in Egypt, India, and parts of Europe, for example, as well as the defeat of women’s suff rage in France. Th ere were also domestic...