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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of “body-subject” alongside Farzaneh Milani’s “neotraditional feminism,” Jamali’s oeuvre conceptualizes the body of a Persian woman in proximity to deeply entrenched values in Persian culture so as to transgress them. By displaying a poetic performance of intercorporeality, Jamali encounters...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 379–400.
Published: 01 November 2023
... violence from the 1980s to the 2000s. I then focus on the slogan “My body, my decision!,” which draws on bodily autonomy as the primary trope of claim making. After discussing this slogan’s history and current uses, I reflect on the following questions: What kind of political subject does this slogan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2018) 14 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2018
...—the cabaret dancer ( raqqas ), the national dancer ( raqsandeh ), and the rhythmic movement performer ( namayishgar )—and analyzes their dancing bodies, subjectivities, and aesthetics. This chapter affords the most vivid descriptions of dance movements, costumes, spaces, and performer-audience relationships...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 March 2023
... . Yarar Betul . 2020 . “ Neoliberal-Conservative Feminisms in Turkey: Politics of Female Bodies/Subjectivities and the Justice and Development Party’s Turn to Authoritarianism .” New Perspectives on Turkey , no. 63 : 113 – 37 . 3. February 28 in Turkish politics refers to the military...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 122–130.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of human bodies in the global South. It fosters death-worlds in which vast populations are subjected to conditions of life that essentially confer upon them the status of “living dead.” The principal instrument of this necropolitical power is the “commandment.” For Mbembe, the commandment is the ultimate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 346–350.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of sartorial subjects using various methodological approaches, such as social, cultural, and economic histories, along with the history of fine art, photography, archives, and visual culture. The guiding term modern bodies served as the primary conceptual theme through which to evaluate changing gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 285–289.
Published: 01 July 2022
... enjoy) working out in the presence of men, women who do not desire to get married or have children, and LBT women. This is not to say that Sehlikoğlu should have included all kinds of women in her study. But it would have been helpful for her to clarify that the desiring subjectivities of exercising...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Bourdieu (1987, 1977) elaborated the associations between embodi- ment and the formation of subjectivity. How the body is represented and maintained and how its various modes of physical comportment, conditioning, and habits all work to structure subjectivity, as expressed in the concept habitus...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
... gender, ethnicity, and sexual desires are infused onto their virtual body by way of their profile. Frequently users reiterate their Lebanese and Arab identity, sug- gesting that this aspect of their subjectivity is key to framing their experience online. Such declarations...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
... gestures to the disciplinary effects of the penal system on prisoners. However subjugated and shackled, Alzghair continues to dabke —on his knees—while collapsing or while rising up. The force of dabke ’s repetitive movements confine the political subject, disciplining the male body through dance. Yet...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 72–76.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... To the contrary, Israel’s hasbara has promoted its “able-bodied” trans soldiers in recent years. However, Puar is arguing that the “liberal” military war machine of Zionism pinkwashes precisely through recruiting/hailing Jewish Israeli LGBTQ+ subjects. In doing so, the state reproduces a capacitated...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the production of “homosexuality” as an effeminate institutional category. While feminine gay men or male-bodied trans people obtain “rotten reports” relatively easily, gay men who deviate from effeminate appearance, characteristics, and roles, that is, the military’s imagination of homosexuals, are subjected...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
... this process. Simply put, the abject or the abjected—the mother and her body—simultaneously produces and threatens the subjectivity and destabilizes the cohesion of the symbolic order (Kristeva 1982 : 4; McAfee 1993 : 119; Oliver 1993a : 5). As Kristeva ( 1982 : 4) describes it, “from its place...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... suffering body finally completes its journey from a silent, indeed absent, subject to a fully articulated and embodied agent” (97). Chapter 2 treats works by six female authors—Huyam Nuwaylati, Colette Khoury, Hanan al-Shaykh, Alia Mamdouh, Salwa Bakr, and Miral al-Tahawy—who also published between 1950...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
... : 785) envisions the veil as a “mobile home.” Importantly, Saba Mahmood ( 2005 ) persuasively invites us to detach our conception of agency from liberatory politics when analyzing “other” bodies and subjectivities that do not adhere to our secular and progressive trajectories of personhood. She argues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 119–122.
Published: 01 July 2012
... for Physical Culture and the institutionalization of physi- cal education in school curriculums as other sites for disciplining male bodies. In a similar vein, Chapter 4 argues that the Boy Scout movement operated as a pedagogic and performative site of subject formation that contributed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 March 2017
... : Cornell University Press . Jones Amelia . 1998 . Body Art/Performing the Subject . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Jones Amelia . 2012 . Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts . Oxon : Routledge . Klein Jennie . 2009...
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