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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
... accounts, and original oral history interviews. Editor’s Note: This article won the 2018 Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies Graduate Student Paper Prize. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 Iran-Iraq War childhood boy soldiers Pahlavi Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 143–151.
Published: 01 July 2018
... resistant to the possibility that Muslim societies tolerated degrees of deviance from binary sex. In short, “maleness apparently did not require a functioning penis” in the history she reconstructs. Shaherzad R. Ahmadi’s article, “‘In My Eyes He Was a Man’: Poor and Working-Class Boy Soldiers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 69–88.
Published: 01 March 2024
.... The boy embraces the symbolic world and “this new patrimony”; he begins to turn toward his father and to the subject his father wants him to be, represented by the boy’s dream and his image of a victor atop the dead bodies of the shah’s soldiers. On the other hand, despite the feeling of love...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Ramazan starts in a state orphanage, where both boys, without relatives who can parent them, have been dumped. The boys are further orphaned in the orphanage, because the authorities who are supposed to be their guardians turn out to be the actual cause of many, if not all, of their misfortunes. In fact...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... include semi-biographical novels (Bazzi 2007, Hage 2006) and memoirs by former soldiers, among them two women (Beshara 2003, Sneifer 2006). In total, more than twenty books have been published by former militia personnel, most of them political leaders (Eddé 2010). In addi- tion, less...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Dana Olmert Abstract This article addresses the national-political functions of mainstream Hebrew literature, focusing on three questions: What are soldiers’ mothers in the canonical literature “allowed” to think, feel, and do, and what is considered transgressive? How has the presence of soldiers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 301–302.
Published: 01 November 2016
... question: how do mothers of dead Israeli soldiers grieve? Irving compares an Iraqi novel about the doomed love of a Jewish girl for a Muslim narrator in 1940s Mosul with a Yemeni novel about an impossible romance between a Jewish boy and a Muslim girl in late seventeenth-century Yemen. Reading...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 329–336.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Rasmieyh R. Abdelnabi I told him I could not because it was affecting my mental health, since I was home all the time. He disregarded what I said, yelled at me, and hung up. My uncle later told me that he knows these boys and men are disruptive and should be contained, but he also is embarrassed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 60–80.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Sarah A. Kaiksow This paper explores imperial masculinity from the perspective of a British soldier who fought against the Dhofar revolution from 1968 to 1970 while serving in the British-led Army of the Sultan of Oman. Previous writings on masculinity in the context of empire have largely focused...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 246–251.
Published: 01 July 2018
... (Whitten 2017 ), her status as a former Israeli soldier (Barrows-Friedman 2017 ; Dabashi 2017 ), and whether, as an Ashkenazi Jew, she is white or a person of color (Heckle 2017 ). In my Jordanian sociopolitical and cultural landscape, Gadot was widely seen as first and foremost an Israeli soldier...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2024
... an examination of literary production, exposing the fragility of normative categories of manhood. Similarly, chapter 4 scrutinizes fluid gender designations found in premodern texts that define boys as a distinct gender, thereby expanding modern gender and sexual identities to include figures...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in many kinds of expression—from oppressed peoples referring to themselves as “raped” or expressing aspects of their identity in gendered ways to the sexualization of defeated peoples (as seen in the notorious photos taken by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib) or the use of these metaphors in historical texts...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 433–449.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as soldiers and fighters often temporarily expanded spaces for women’s participation in the Iraqi public sphere (Efrati 1999 , 28, 30–32; Rohde 2010 , 86–91), militarism and militarist discourse before and since 2003 have reinforced gender polarity and heroic forms of masculinity, marginalizing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., an adolescent boy tempted by an apple offered to him by the invading Israeli soldier. Both writer and reader sit at the edge of their seats wondering whether Nabil will suc- cumb to the temptation. When he finally takes the apple, we still feel, despite our disappointment, that Nabil has always been...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Senem Kaptan Abstract Despite being exempt from compulsory military service, women have been indispensable in their roles as mothers of conscripted soldiers in the conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Based on in-depth interviews conducted with twenty women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 2009, Israel imprisoned about 69,000 Palestinians, of which 7,800 were children under the age of eighteen and 850 were women (Rosenfeld 2011, 4). Prior to the two-stage release of 1,027 political prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, about 6,000 political prisoners...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on the small islands that appeared as the water level dropped (Somekh 2007 , 37–42). Young boys and men received swimming lessons in the Tigris, where competitions also took place. Swimming from one bank to the other was a common exercise of embodied masculinity and a rite of passage for adolescent boys...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Seçil Yılmaz Abstract Late Ottoman physicians used medical advice literature to impact syphilis transmission and treatment by cultivating men’s rather than women’s hygiene, self-care, and sexual practices. Soldiers and migrant workers were understood to be the main vectors of syphilis beginning...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 80–106.
Published: 01 July 2014
... than soldiers at war. This essay explores the depictions of Algerian women’s resistance to French rule and how their depiction plays a central role in analyses of the aesthetic merits of the film. Among the myriad journal articles, reviews, scholarly books, and Internet buzz regarding...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 March 2013
... transgressive actions even further, including leaving the airport against the soldiers’ threat to detain her. Regina Barreca (1994) asserts that women’s humor often transcends the function of being cathartic because it is almost always directed at authority and often achieves its purpose...