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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 112–115.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Mügé Galin The Book and the Roses: Sufi Women, Visibility, and Zikir in Contemporary Istanbul , Raudvere Catharina . Sweden : Bjärnums Tryckeri AB , 2002 . Pp. 248. ISBN 9186884115 . Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 112  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 27–55.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Petra Kuppinger Hülya Kandemir’s book, Himmelstochter (Daughter of heaven), chronicles her transformation from a well-known regional pop singer to a pious Muslima in Germany. Kandemir describes her turn to Islam and the ensuing fine-tuned construction of a modern pious Muslim subjectivity in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nadine Adel Sinno Suad Amiry’s Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries (Pantheon Books, 2004) describes the difficult predicament of life under military occupation in Ramallah. Using wit and humor, Amiry recounts her stifling existence during curfews and heavy shelling, her terrifying...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Hina Azam The American Muslim landscape is suffused with mosque bookstores, independent book distributors, online retailers, and convention stalls offering English-speaking Muslims Islamic advice texts on a wide array of topics. Common among these popularly oriented writings are titles pertaining...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Cyrus Schayegh This article analyzes one of the first book-length Iranian treatises on female criminality, Qadisih Hijāzi’s Barrisi-yi jarā’im-i zan dar Irān (1962), to show how in the eyes of contemporary Iranian cultural critics and social scientists, female criminality was prefigured by gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
... critique of the Saudi system. Paratextual framing of the marketed book and translational choices emphasized the fiction as a writing of “experience,” bringing it closer to the memoir genre and linking it to a tradition of what I call Orientalist ethnographicism. These effects produce a work and author...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Christina Civantos The Egyptian feminist and educator Nabawiyya Musa (1886–1951), after publishing her autobiographical essays serially from 1938 to 1942, published them as a book under the title Ta’rikhi bi-qalami (My history, by my pen). This essay analyzes the material role of literacy and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 104–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Egypt and on her deep understanding of the complex dynamics of the politics of the “clash of civilizations,” the piece became required reading in many course syllabi; it also figured regularly in opinion pieces, articles, and books. I do not have the figures, but I would bet that the number of its...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... with diaspora, persecution, and trauma in a Jewish context to conclude with Zionism or “Jewish and democratic” as the circumventing script that counters past and prevents future violence. Accordingly, one may also expect diaspora and violence to be used interchangeably. That Sarah Schulman’s book opens...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Life in Contemporary Turkey: Migration, Gender, and Ethnic Identity is a meticulous ethnography on the profound transformation of Kurdish society and its patriarchal culture with migration within Turkey. Based on twelve years of research, the book follows a group of villagers in the eastern city of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., confronted, and challenged opinions, arguments, and rulings. Her multifaceted engagement, which ended up repositioning her research questions, presents the topic in all its complexity. The feat of this book is precisely this openness to recognizing that just as these models of subjectivity are produced at...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 July 2015
... inextricably linked and that political change begins by challenging patriarchal forms of domination. Throughout her book Joubin reinforces the parallelism of family and state by focusing almost exclusively on how mulsalsalat are vehicles for broader debates on democracy and dictatorship. Her readings of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 July 2015
...). The first chapter in her slim book elaborates on crowd theory, showing its evolution from Gustav Le Bon’s notion of irrational and unruly crowds to the more recent presentation of the “person-as-crowd” (16). She states that crowds exhibit emotions, such as anger, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, joy...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Law Making in Islam: Women and Prayer in the Legal Tradition Behnam Sadeghi offers readers an intriguing way of thinking about Islamic law. In this clearly written book Sadeghi proposes a general model for understanding how Islamic jurists have reasoned. Essentially, he analyzes why some laws persist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 The books analyzed in this review contribute to gender studies in contemporary Turkey in various ways. When taken as a whole they deal with gender as a central concept to understanding power in its relations to nationality...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 337–339.
Published: 01 November 2015
...L. L. Wynn Editors’ note: Live and Die Like a Man won honorable mention in the 2014 Association of Middle East Women’s Studies Book Award competition. Until recently gender studies was almost synonymous with women’s studies . Over the past two decades, however, a contingent of Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 340–342.
Published: 01 November 2015
... lives in Riyadh. The book overturns ideas about Saudi society as closed or backward by highlighting how the production of homosocial spaces and the limitations placed on Saudi women’s mobility are entirely modern conventions tied to rapid urbanization, oil wealth, and the presence of a large foreign...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 346–348.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” to disentangle the French colonial legacy and its Hegelian construction of native tongue versus stranger talk. Her analysis here accomplishes one of the main goals of the book. Although the reader is left with a desire for more examples of how Arabic vernacular works as a sociopolitical commentary...