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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 283–305.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Algeria, it also illuminates a wider cast of characters and their complex web of interests. Implicit in Rekia’s marital dispute are struggles for authority between Muslim jurists, French magistrates, and French and Muslim experts laying claim to knowledge of the “indigenous” woman’s body. 6 From the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Kristina Richardson The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature Hamdar Abir Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press , 2014 . 166 pages. isbn 9780815633655 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 In the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 108–111.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Hania Sholkamy Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume 3: Family, Body, Sexuality, and Health , Joseph Suad , ed. Boston : Brill , 2006 . Pp. xix, 564 . ISBN 9789004128194 . Copyright © 2008 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2008 108  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2017
... criticized as it is revived and recirculated. Yet it is also crucial to analyze the body politics of Trumpism more generally and link the attacks on Muslims to those on women’s, queer, native, black, brown, and immigrant bodies (Gökarıksel and Smith 2016 ). Even as the US courts have challenged and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2019
... 2012 ; Daoud 1993 : 133–42; Gadant 1995 : 77–83, 216–19; Lazreg 1994 : 80–117; Wadowiec 2013 ). This article focuses less on colonial policies and French feminist activities than on the debate about the role of women in Algerian Muslim society and new female practices related to the body. 3...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 46–72.
Published: 01 November 2005
... BODIES AND THE SECULAR STATE: THE MERVE KAVAKÇI AFFAIR Kim Shively  n May 1999 a “scandal” erupted in Turkey involving an elected representa- Itive from Istanbul, a veiled woman named Merve Kavak This woman entered...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 483–485.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hanadi Al-Samman At the heart of what later came be known as the “Muslim ban” is an attempt to vilify Muslim bodies, ban their mobility, and invade their privacy by activating the invading, terrorist other narrative. Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency was the culmination of a fearmongering...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 152–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the Ungendered Body: Hermaphrodites in Medieval Islamic Law,” which drew on the interpretive framework of Abdelwahab Bouhdiba’s (1975) Sexuality in Islam , which posited that the fundamental religious texts of Islam demand sexual dimorphism that defines males and females as polar opposites (Bouhdiba...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 March 2018
... over the terms of inclusion and exclusion in Turkey. They challenge prevailing hegemonies, provoked partly by the targeting of women’s bodies, dress, and subject positions by differently situated ideological groups, secular or Islamist, attempting to reconfigure the public sphere according to their...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Hagar Salamon; Esther Juhasz In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Tunisian Jewish female body was subjected to a dramatic fattening process in preparation for marriage. Immediately following the girl’s engagement, her body became the focus of an intense transformative regimen aimed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Asli Zengin Abstract This article is about how sex, gender, and sexuality are governed in Turkey at the intersection of intimate contact and mandated encounters with medicolegal institutions and the bodies of sex/gender transgressive people. To explore this question, it brings two institutional...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 58–90.
Published: 01 November 2010
... internal debates about the representation of the female body and concepts of modesty. Central to this is the problem of what Muslim looks like, or what looks Muslim. The challenges faced by Muslim style intermediaries in staging a dressed body recognizable to readers as Muslim parallel those faced by the...
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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
...Saba Abbas Abstract This article provides insight into the fashionable veiling trend in Amman, Jordan. Drawing on interviews I conducted in 2011 and 2012, I argue that the women in this study understand veiling to be a means for enhancing, rather than containing, the beauty of the body. Through my...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 261–282.
Published: 01 November 2015
... established their rightful presence on the local councils, a public realm previously deemed only for men. They successfully navigated the give-and-take of local Jordanian politics. In the process they gained a hard-won, invaluable political education and emerged as Jordan’s first sizable body of experienced...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 143–165.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Sertaç Sehlikoglu Abstract Women’s control of their bodily movements, especially in the Islamicate contexts of the Middle East, constitutes a multilayered process of building privacy, heterosexuality, and intimacy. Physical exercise, however, with the extensive body movements it requires...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article examines how the phenomenon of the ‘abaya-as-fashion is accommodated by the hegemonic order of Islamic patriarchy in the region of the Arab Gulf states. The traditional ‘abaya, or body veil commonly worn by national women across the Arab Gulf, is juxtaposed against...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Simonowitz In the Islamic world, an important body of biographical material traces the chains of transmission of calligraphic instruction over many centuries. Although there is comparatively little documentation on women who have practiced calligraphy, scattered references do mention female...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 82–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sherine Hafez Sondra Hale’s deep and long-term relationship with Sudan has produced a substantial body of scholarship that has transformed the anthropology of gender in the Middle East. She argues in her work that a version of Islamic citizenship was articulated by Hassan al-Turabi’s Islamist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 March 2007
... studies in order to understand some of the challenges that face us in translating terms and concepts involved in gender studies as a discipline that links an international body of scholars and activists, focusing specifically on the developing field of gender studies in Egypt, whose primary responsibility...