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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Mothers. If you really want peace, then call your children back from the mountains! Why did you send your children to the mountains if you want peace? 27 The question is whether this is a fair fixation for the Mothers of Soldiers. These mothers are neither politically organized nor have shared...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... (or female genital cutting, FGC) was being co-opted by imperial discourses calling for civilizing the women in African, Arab, and Muslim societies—what one might label a form of trafficking in women. Hale chose to decline to address the issue of female circumcision for many years, since her audiences...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... which, strengthened by the transnational Islamist dynamic, was calling for a referendum on the PSC, its promulgator, President Habib Bourguiba, was deposed. The second Republic chose to continue the policy of the first, and brought the women’s movement into association with other Tunisian political...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Marcia C. Inhorn In the Middle East, many men who experience reproductive difficulties within marriage end up undergoing a risky form of male genital surgery called “varicocelectomy.” Promoted by urological surgeons as a way to enhance fertility, varicocelectomy is a form of men's embodied...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2018) 14 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 March 2018
... single mothers to imagine alternative maternal futures. I argue that by invoking a counternarrative I call “aspirational maternalism,” single-mother advocates disrupt traditional maternalist rhetoric that excludes single women. Aspirational maternalism draws on moral discourses and neoliberal values of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 22–42.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., bodiless images, and the group of super-girls and defiant ones. These images represent two substantial parts of the girl’s soul—vulnerability versus intensity—while metaphorically materializing a feminist call for authenticity and wholeness of the girl, and eventually the woman. Weisberger’s art embodies a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 59–85.
Published: 01 July 2010
... women outside the usual structures. I describe a “leadership industry” that seeks to reproduce established models of activism, raising questions about the replicability of activist “pipelines” and calling attention to their use as a prop for unjust and inadequate social and political structures...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2011
... conducted with group members now living in Israel. The meeting of these voices called for a multidimensional examination of central themes including the ideal female body, its boundaries, and transgressions of those boundaries; mechanisms of control; and the complex relationships between honor and shame and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 56–88.
Published: 01 July 2011
... chosen to focus on what Edward Said called the Question of Palestine—a well funded agenda that enables them to avoid addressing the community-based concerns of the disenfranchised Mizrahim. Mizrahi communities, however, silence their own feminists as these activists attempt to challenge the regime or...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., like “identical twins” who develop from a single fertilized egg. It is culture/patriarchy that differentiated and hierarchized them, through an everlasting process of assigning and molding identities. This model of parallel and interdependent male-female relation, or what I call “the Saadawian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... economic independence, challenging the very concept of namus (honor), and at times calling into question the value of the institution of marriage. The column often appeared in proximity to reports of youth suicides. Thus the column and its context allow us to examine the social tensions produced by the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
... “ female” domestic character, received exceptional public attention and indeed called into question prevailing ideas and power relations. At the same time, in other contexts of the debate, the status quo was reaffirmed within an updated framework. On the whole, the dilemma at hand and the innovative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 132  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES the journal theoretically, epistemologically, and philosophically. In the final session of the conference, participants joined with edi- tors to chart the new course. Some called on JMEWS not to be impris- oned by area studies, to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2017
... women on the streets who stand against this discourse of violence and embrace an understanding of a unity that calls on the state to end the multiple ongoing wars in Turkey and the rhetoric of “you are either with us or against us” (Emek ve Adalet Platformu 2016a , 2016b ; Gürcü 2016 ; see also...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 374–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
...-class citizens. Because of the patriarchal order in public and private spaces, many voices calling for women’s liberty are silenced through direct threats and stigmatization. We are threatened by individuals who consider themselves guardians of traditions, religions, and virtues. They accuse us of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 254–255.
Published: 01 July 2015
... citizens to change their religions or their sects, often to the consternation of religious leaders and personal status courts. The second phenomenon is a broad youth-led social movement calling for a sixteenth secular personal status law, an addition that would effectively produce a secular sect with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 129–130.
Published: 01 March 2021
... urgent as those most vulnerable (women, people of color, and the poor, among others) suffer the dire consequences of continued public divestment and the corporatization of health-care systems around the world. Rather than acting as a so-called great equalizer, the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 168–172.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the prosecution and refer the case to the judge. We are the place where they send offenders, and we create a program specific to each case and put together a treatment plan. This is what we call preliminary care and it includes activities and programs. Since they are staying with us, they have to wake...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 256–257.
Published: 01 July 2015
... theoretical questions about settler colonialism as a process of vanishing native peoples and their subjectivities, one that coresides with neoliberal, multicultural tropes of consumption and desire. I introduce a framework I call transnational feminist food studies: an epistemology and methodological practice...