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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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 (1 November 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 for their...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
... effort and was explicitly 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 6–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... true excellence that is freedom and social liberty, consistent with their maternal role.”2 Soon thereaft er, the Women’s Party joined the Women’s Committee of the communist Tudeh Party in a joint statement calling for women’s suff rage, which they addressed to the Prime Minister’s offi...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 50–67.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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 not only shows the power of the dictator to grant dignity and freedom to the country’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 July 2011
... mother and maternal grandfather, to join other girls of her social class in having access to the modest elementary school education, which existed alongside the modern public school system. Under pressure from his wife’s family, Abdel Rahman’s father would sometimes relent on the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 82–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the field of women’s issues in the Arab world address notions of citizenship in relation to women. One central element 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 118–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... been called a new Islamic bourgeoisie, an aspiring middle class with tastes and distinctions far removed from the secular, Western-oriented lifestyles of the dominant Turkish elite (Göle 1999; White 1999; 2002; Navaro-Yashin 2002; Saktanber 2002; Göle and Ammann 2006). In this context, a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Mernissi “hopes to accomplish 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Allah Nuriyani, “was offered to this world by her Ffather, 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ), which in turn masculinizes the sense of national belonging. Such masculinist construct is evidenced as al-Husri ( 1985a : 27–29) declares that preserving the nation’s glory is directed by maternal love. This portrayal of national love reflects the patriarchization of the man-woman relationship that is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 8–34.
Published: 01 July 2006
... 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 in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
... stratum of elite women. It may also have 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... 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 malleable...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 and participation of women in the labour market. The extent of the change...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of two who require maternal and child healthcare. Infertile women rarely visit these centers, and HTCs do not maintain separate records on these women. Having said that, in the annual audit of these centers, all women aged 15–49 under the coverage of HTCs are asked...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2010
... Persian Market was intentionally scheduled on Mother’s Day, as Saami- ra’s daughter boasted that it enabled daughters to honor their mothers and “all the mothers of the world.” In contrast to this international aspiration, a signifi cant number of the performers used stage names of Middle Eastern...