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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 461–468.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: Persian Journal of Philosophy ) 2017 In 2015 I was asked to conduct an interview with Judith Butler by the editorial board of Kharmagas: Nashriyyih Falsafi-Ejtemaʿi ( Gadfly: Persian Journal of Philosophy ) for an August 2016 issue dedicated to the theme of identity. I conducted the interview in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 39–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the life of a woman, a former leftist political prisoner, named Mahtab. Striving to unravel the pathos and aporias of Mahtab’s life, this paper ponders the limits of the laws of polity and of kinship, and the “limit of reflexivity” (a phrase introduced by Judith Butler) that may have led to her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 458–460.
Published: 01 November 2017
... against our “enlightened, academic” selves. I fight off the stigma of disability and narcissism, attempting to create a broader space of inclusion, not only for the collective but at the microlevel, inside the classroom and throughout my own unveiling and exposure. References Butler Judith...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 143–151.
Published: 01 July 2018
... . Butler Judith . 1990 . Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . New York : Routledge . Butler Judith . 2005 . Trouble dans le genre: Pour un féminisme de la subversion , translated by Kraus Cynthia . Paris : Découverte . Canadé Sautman Francesca . 1994...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 347–349.
Published: 01 November 2017
... interview with Judith Butler about feminist ethics and theory by Nayereh Tohidi. A special forum on Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” and its implications for Middle East women’s studies closes the issue. The eight essays in the forum respond to the current political climate in the United States and globally...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 188–191.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., cinema, and other realms of public discourse that Muslims’ exclusion—or, in her terms, abjection—from cultural citi- zenship and national belonging goes largely unquestioned. Drawing on the work of Judith Butler, Ewing conceives of abjection as a process in which a sense of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2008
... ethical practice as the techniques through which a subject transforms herself in order to achieve a particular state of being. Further, in contrast to Judith Butler, Mahmood rejects the kind of agency that lies in the sig- nifi catory and therefore disruptive potential of performativity and which is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 323–342.
Published: 01 November 2016
... men was the severity of sexual violence deployed against men in contexts such as Uganda and the DRC (Butler, Gluch, and Mitchell 2007 ; Christian et al. 2011 ). Sexual violence against men in conflict settings is used as a strategy to undermine them within their group, to show that they are weaker...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2009
... burqa act as mirrors of the West’s own gendered contestations, waged on material, aesthetic, and sartorial grounds. Interpreters of the burqa im- agery—photographer Irving Penn, gender theorists Minoo Moallem and Judith Butler, satirist Terry Jones, and fashion journalist Olivier Saillard...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... staged intervention in public culture, what one might call performa- tive acts in the sense made famous by Judith Butler (1993). Drawing on speech-act theory, Butler stresses how norms are constituted through repeated patterns of social behavior and speech. This perspective allows me to analyze...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... woman.” Judith Butler ( 1999 , 43) elaborates: “If there is something right with Beauvoir’s claim that one is not born, but becomes a woman, it follows that woman itself is a term in process, a becoming, a constructing that cannot rightfully be said to originate or end. As an ongoing discursive...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Khatibi’s ( 2002 , 11) Le corps oriental , where the author shows how the body in Islam is controlled by doxological discourses similar to the political economy that regulates it in Foucauldian thought. Judith Butler argues that subjects are constituted through a system whereby certain sexed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 139–160.
Published: 01 July 2015
... body. The women I studied actively negotiated this femininity ideal in a space of slippage between intentions and embodied practice (Butler 1993 , 122) that allows for fashionable zeena -affirming veiling articulations. Figure 4. Fashionable headscarves in different patterns and wrapping...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Butler’s ( 1997 ) terms, Ora’s gender identity emerges in the wake of her cruel separation from Ada, the possibilities the latter represented for her, and in consonance with heterosexual gender logic, according to which “I never loved her—I never lost her.” 17 Ora’s identity as a heteronormative woman...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to function with refer- ence to what Butler deems as “style” having a history, which conditions and limits the articulation of gendered subjectivities (1990, 139). Th e ‘abaya-as-fashion can here be deemed to contest its judicial counterpart, thus depriving patriarchy of its...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 50–67.
Published: 01 March 2016
... aspects of law and culture that are responsible for what they refer to as al-azma (crisis). The word crisis is significant not only because it downplays the idea of revolution but, as Judith Butler has aptly argued, because “the discourse of ‘crisis’ is a way to ‘manage’ the crisis” (Butler and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... literature on desire and the desiring female subject has become (Deleuze and Guatarri 1984; Butler 1987, 1994, 1995; Dickey 1996; Goodchild 1996; Kaye 1992; Kristeva 1980, 1984; Lichtman 1982; Martel 2001; JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES Vol. 1, No. 1...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 80–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... on the premise that gendering differenti- ates and produces the boundaries of normative subjectivity, distinguish- ing legible, human subjects—the presumptive “we” that runs through this essay—from unthinkable, abjected monsters (Butler 1993). When a text cloaks a female character in a mantle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2013
... “Carceral Politics in Palestine: Gender, Vulnerability, Prison” at Columbia University, both Judith Butler and Lena Meari (2012) offered incisive insights into the experience of Pal- estinian political prisoners and the relation between imprisonment and occupation, with Butler asking a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... guarantees a pink or a blue ID card, is an arena in which the Turkish state actively and forcibly “materializes” sex “within the productive constraints of certain highly gendered regulatory schemas” (Butler 1993 , xi). During my fieldwork in Istanbul in 2009–10, I spoke with numerous trans people who had...