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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Shaherzad R. Ahmadi Abstract During the Pahlavi period in Iran (1925–79), poor and working-class families were more likely to expect young sons to work to support the household. These boys, in turn, were more autonomous. Middle-class families, on the other hand, protected and controlled boys...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... were assigned, as mothers and wives, a special role in the AIU’s efforts: to help Jewish boys and men pursue commercial or professional careers in French-dominated society. The AIU schools set out to win Moroccan Jews away from despised Muslim gender and sexual norms by Europeanizing Jews’ marriage...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 71–101.
Published: 01 November 2006
... first world (Jews of European origins) and the third world (Jews of Middle Eastern origins). That is, the social categories in which girls and boys are captured, allowing ethnic and gender discrimination of Mizrahim in Israeli society, are grounded in a European symbolic repertoire that traditionally...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 301–302.
Published: 01 November 2016
... between a Jewish boy and a Muslim girl in late seventeenth-century Yemen. Reading the discourses of Turkish and Kurdish mothers of the disappeared, Emine Rezzan Karaman examines the meanings attached to women’s performance of identity, citizenship, and political agency in Turkey in the early twenty-first...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 337–339.
Published: 01 November 2015
... anthropologist, has been doing research for over twenty years. The book is structured as a series of chapters that each explore a different stage of the “masculine trajectory.” It offers an account of how little boys are socialized to be men, how they explore public space (and evade the state security apparatus...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 216–218.
Published: 01 July 2019
... to the point that sexual education is not only banned from school curricula but also banished from discussion in many homes. Instead, boys learn about sex and gender relations “on the streets, with playmates and classmates, and often in the context of prostitution” (28), with the recent addition of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
... boys and girls, where girls were taught by mu’allima (female teachers) (Szuppe 1998). Female education at the Qajar court (1796–1925) is better docu- mented. Th e harem of one of Nasir al-Din Shah’s wives, Shukuh al- Saltanah, the mother of Muzaff ar al-Din Shah (r. 1896–1907), employed a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 219–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
... history of sexuality (especially the changing notions of “acceptable” sexualities), the history of the penal colony, and the history of French imperialism (the delinquent boys of the penal colonies were being groomed to become perfect colonists, as Genet argued). Genet was himself incarcerated at the boys...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 128–129.
Published: 01 March 2015
... examines the traditional methods used to transform babies, whether girls or boys, into sexist women and men. We work to develop egalitarian early childhood education. Due to the political atmosphere in Turkey, KAMER has experienced various difficulties in the seventeen years since its establishment. In...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., bodies, and spaces addressed in the book: pre-twentieth-century minstrel performers ( mutribs ) and their gender-ambiguous boy dancers ( bachcheh raqqas or zan push ); dance in elite nationalist-modernist performing-arts communities during the early twentieth-century; Tehran’s professionalized dance...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2017
... primary sources dealing with lost virginity, homosexuality, masturbation, and prostitution. “But it’s forbidden in Islam!” they cry out, as if that would close down 1930s brothels and make Rifaʿa Rafiʿ al-Tahtawi rephrase his implicit comment about Egyptian men’s attraction to young boys. I start with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and columnist, was renowned as a writer prior to the publication of Ali ile Ramazan . Her previous works, Haberci Çocuk Cinayetleri ( Messenger Boy Murders , 1991), Refakatçi ( The Companion , 1994), İki Genç Kızın Romanı ( Two Girls , 2002), and Biz Kimden Kaçıyorduk Anne? ( Escape , 2007...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 123–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
... throughout the book, whether in separate, discretely titled sections or in chapters that deal with other themes. He stresses that “differential treatment of boys and girls” begins at birth, when boys receive a more celebratory welcome and “prolonged maternal nurturing” (95). He continues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 126–129.
Published: 01 November 2007
... gender throughout the book, whether in separate, discretely titled sections or in chapters that deal with other themes. He stresses that “differential treatment of boys and girls” begins at birth, when boys receive a more celebratory welcome and “prolonged maternal nurturing” (95). He...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 362–364.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the holiness of family” and “create proportion between numbers of girls and boys in universities” ( rc.majlis.ir/fa/report/show/733423 ). The collective also conducted a series of workshops on collaborative approaches to gender issues to brainstorm about and design a curriculum for social...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... most of the war in Lebanon. She has witnessed much violence and de- struction and recounts these “war stories,” not only as tales that must be told, but as “histories” that must be remembered. Among these is the story of Nabil, an adolescent boy tempted by an apple offered to him by the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the Middle East. This historical account includes analysis of three predominant European tropes in representations of Middle Eastern homoeroticism: the beautiful boy, sodomy, and the hammam . Boone calls attention to the romantic and aesthetic elements in these tropes to challenge Orientalist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 143–151.
Published: 01 July 2018
... consider further Khatibi’s triple nexus among queerness, decolonization, and deconstruction. Shaherzad R. Ahmadi’s article, “‘In My Eyes He Was a Man’: Poor and Working-Class Boy Soldiers in the Iran-Iraq War,” might seem an outlier, since its detailed and historicized account of boy soldiers in Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... attends school, works as an errand boy in the market, and gets up to boyish pranks. However, he also has several unusually (for a young boy) intense and sensual, if not sexual, relationships with girls and young women. The most significant of these is with Sumaya, the sister of the narrator’s best friend...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 455–459.
Published: 01 November 2016
... story, it is their mobility that galls and their exclusive access to new possibilities. Boys go to modern school, the young men of the family go unsupervised to the movies, and the radio remains locked and silent while the adult men are away. The boundaries of the world are changing; Mernissi and her...