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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Banat al-Riyadh into English as a case study, I argue that revisions made by press and author to my translation assimilated it to chick-lit generic conventions in the anglophone marketplace, muting the gender politics and situatedness of multiple kinds of Arabic that acted, in the original novel, as a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maryam Rutner Abstract This article sheds light on the most influential woman religious scholar in twentieth-century Iran, Nusrat Amin (1886–1983). Contemporaneous prominent men religious scholars recognized Amin’s religious authority and expertise in Islamic sciences despite her gender. Amin’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 68–74.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-West nexus, the paradigm framing Helfer’s response. At a May 2017 workshop held in Berlin with both authors, al-Daif remarked how he had been thrilled about his exchange with Helfer because he considers European intellectuals his “natural allies against retrograde forces back home,” a position that...
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Published: 01 July 2015
Figure 1. Fashionable jilbab s in different shops in Amman. Author’s personal collection. Figure 1. Fashionable jilbabs in different shops in Amman. Author’s personal collection. More
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Published: 01 July 2015
Figure 2. Fashionable ʿabaya s in different shops in Amman. Author’s personal collection. Figure 2. Fashionable ʿabayas in different shops in Amman. Author’s personal collection. More
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Figure 3. Fashionable veiling over Western-style clothes. Author’s personal collection. Figure 3. Fashionable veiling over Western-style clothes. Author’s personal collection. More
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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 July 2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) using donor gametes and embryos have been legitimized by religious authorities and passed into law. This has placed Iran, a Shia-dominant country, in a unique position vis-à-vis the Sunni Islamic world, where all forms of gamete donation are strictly prohibited. In...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2010
... masters. Nevertheless, one can rarely associate a female master with an extant piece of calligraphy. This article provides an introduction to the person and work of Hilal Kazan, a Turkish female master calligrapher who holds traditional authorizations to practice. Such authorizations accord a prestige...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephanie Willman Bordat; Susan Schaefer Davis; Saida Kouzzi Numerous recent initiatives in Morocco aim to promote women’s empowerment in the country’s current climate of legal reform, national and international development, and rising Islamism. The authors employ a holistic definition of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
... symbolic value of the pen in Musa’s memoirs in order to understand how literate women in Musa’s day were read and how they wrote to establish themselves as subjects authorized to participate in intellectual life. Confrontations with the pen reverberate throughout the memoirs, demonstrating that writing, in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 268–291.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Munira Khayyat; Yasmine Khayyat; Rola Khayyat Abstract This article uses a multigenerational lens to address the tangible and intangible embodiments of the US-Saudi oil empire in the lives of the three sister authors. This multisited intimate geography of empire challenges national categories and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and language to bring out the autobiographical subject’s struggle to identify with and against authority figures while forging her own voice. It highlights Abouzeid’s mother’s powerful presence voicing indigenous and traditional perspectives and the father’s silent (and silenced) voice, despite his...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
... am attentive to interiority and psychology in A Mountainous Journey , which I read to examine the writing of self in relation to intimates in Tuqan’s life. I examine Tuqan’s writing of life-as-journey and the protagonist’s struggle to articulate a self in a traumatic family context the author...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
... include regulations, medical advice literature, and encounters between syphilitic men and medical authorities captured in archival sources. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 syphilis self-care soldiers migrant laborers public health Upon graduating...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Diya Abdo Abstract Readings of the Egyptian writer Miral al-Tahawy’s first novel, al-Khibaʾ (1996), typically view it as autobiographical, casting its first-person narrator Fatima as the author’s oppressed double. Equally dismissive, nonautobiographical readings cast her as passive “madwoman.” This...
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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 July 2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
... relations, bolster states, reconstitute state authority over intimate domains, and limit possibilities for gendered, sexual, and kin subjectivities and affinities. This dynamic may be metaphorically described as a “devil’s bargain” since state-delivered rights and protections in these realms are so often...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Sara Pursley This article discusses the writings of Amina bint Haydar al-Sadr, a prolific Shi‘i intellectual and novelist in Najaf during the 1960s and 1970s more commonly known by her pen name Bint al-Huda (“Daughter of the Right Path”). It examines the author’s ambivalence about marriage in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... This article provides an analysis of Amiry’s strategic use of humor as a way of resisting Israeli authority, articulating ethical and practical dilemmas resulting from the occupation, alleviating her sense of anxiety, and establishing social connections with others. Nadine Sinno is Assistant...