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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
... through hypermasculinized men and within the subculture of the “bear.” The second section explores this specific sexual subculture in the context of two demographics of men (both bearded and able to pass through heteronormative spaces), the ethnographic encounters of male tourists who have traveled on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... privilege a redemptive narrative, where former fighters are shown as regretful, even feminized, “little men” on par with other human victims of a senseless war. This narrative is meant to counter the widely held notion in Lebanon that militiamen bear a large part of the responsibility for the war. At the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2019
... approaches to these issues by engaging scholars, thinkers, public intellectuals, activists and artists from the region. Our team of editors brings a diverse set of disciplinary orientations to bear on our work for the journal: anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, political theory, comparative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... discrimination, based on gender, race, ethnicity, and religion, that immigrant women of Arab background face in the United States. As an activist community organizer, Odeh brings her personal experience to bear on her work with the AWC and draws on the stories of other members to highlight how this organization...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in which assumptions about femininity and masculinity hinder a broader understanding of both the impact of trafficking and of labor dynamics in the Gulf state. Finally, Jared McCormick provides an ethnographic investigation into the figure of the bear in Lebanon and Syria in order to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 343–347.
Published: 01 November 2018
... recount stories of pressure to bear children and fear of divorce, the men interviewed often discuss accompanying their wives for treatment at great personal and professional expense. The interviews highlight differences among the Arab, South Asian, North American, African, and European patients. Inhorn...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 July 2015
... crowd resembled a desert space, open and inhabited by a moving nomadic population whose interaction prompted a constantly changing shape” (60). She brings her considerable literary analytic knowledge to bear on the discussion of Assia Djebar on the Algeria war of liberation. The Libya chapter shows...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... regime comes to bear as a grammar of legitimacy and power. This regime’s grammar is not better, more consensus-based, or less coercive than the preceding neoliberal regime. However, there is a lot that is new about it. It governs through new fusions of morality and security politics. It uses danger and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 109–111.
Published: 01 November 2006
... history were just beginning to bear fruit, at times complement- ing and at other times challenging and rewriting conventional histori- cal narratives. Appearing now, Daughters of the Nile, a compilation of photographs celebrating half a century of Egyptian women’s activism and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... limits in what one could say, do, or bear and still sustain a relationship with an other—provides a context in which the figures of lover and beloved and the drama of desire’s finitude in Sufi poetry may become attractive to contemporary Muslims. This ethnographic inquiry into the limits of desire...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the “bear” identity in Beirut. Originating in the United States in the 1980s, the bear movement was a reaction to the feminization of gay male sexuality. Instead, bear-style sexuality is based on what is perceived as a more natural and authentic form of masculinity, akin to the aesthet- ics...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
... efforts to produce a rights-bearing young generation that is responsible, autonomous, and self-governing and that represents the developed nation. In shifting from the aims and discourses of the youth project to the specific actors involved in its local implementation, I then explore narra...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 123–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
... writing to make broad claims about a very large and diverse region. While this at times illuminates some useful similarities, it also obscures large dif- ferences. He relies heavily on ethnographic data from rural Morocco, a segment of MENA societies that seems to bear little resemblance to, e.g...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 93–96.
Published: 01 July 2009
... generations, beginning with authors such as Samira Azzam, who died in 1967. Th e range of writers allows the collection to bear witness to crucial political events imprinted upon the collective Palestinian canvas: some lived through the War of the Camps in Lebanon, others were born aft er...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to the nation-state that bears that name is itself a trope worth calling into question. The historical transformations specific to the Iranian nation-state may mean that Iranocentrism is justified on intellectual grounds. But neither Motlagh nor her scholarly peers—Najmabadi, Mir-Hosseini...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 140–143.
Published: 01 July 2005
... facto situation? Finally, further discussion on how improve- ments in women’s rights can be brought to bear in Morocco or Algeria would have been appreciated. For how long can the path upon which family law reforms will (or will not take place) be related to the pre-colonial, colonial and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2008
...,” which has also been largely discredited over the last 30 years, although its defects bear reiter- ating in her book. Th e fact that people, not just women, turn to religion in diffi cult times need not imply, as Rothenberg underscores, that they are trying to “work the system” or are...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and infused with humor, is openly structured around recount- ing the siege of Ramallah. It is indeed the siege that lends the book its title—Amiry must rescue her mother-in-law from Israeli Prime Min- ister Ariel Sharon as his forces bear down upon her apartment which is located...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 411–415.
Published: 01 November 2016
... differences in the relationships among morality, piety, and public behavior, the book provides a rich examination of how taste, class, and politics come to bear on moral ideals, values, and practices for this new generation of “normatively pious” Shiʿi youth whose consumerist bent frames their expectations of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Eastern women’s lives without any first-hand knowledge of those lives, includ- ing their complexity and their richness. It is therefore imperative that an in- formed scholarly sensibility be brought to bear on the material being gener- ated about the Middle East, its dominant religion, Islam, and...