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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 89–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rodney Collins This ethnographic essay reflects research conducted in urban Tunisia among two distinct, yet interrelated, groups of young “men who have sex with men” (MSMs). Theoretically, the essay focuses on the politics of identity categories, how these categories travel, and the intersections...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 283–306.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Sumru Atuk Abstract High rates of gender-based violence and sexist political rhetoric are central features of contemporary Turkey. This article explores the complex relationship between the two by drawing on the literature that investigates the (re)making of the category of “woman” in the Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in the media, this article draws on Mohja Kahf’s three categories, which typify how Muslim women, Arab women, or both are perceived by the Anglophone reading and viewing public: the first is victims; the second, escapees; and the third, pawns of patriarchy and male power. While this typology helps in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
... contributions of this paper are twofold: One, we argue that diaspora should be understood as a historical rather than only a cultural phenomenon. Second, diaspora and transnationalism are both historical and political categories of social organization which involve a complex of national, international, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 152–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... flexibility regarding nonbinary sex embodiments. This discourse widely recognized three to five sexual categories, including khuntha mushkil , a “medial sex” with intersex physical characteristics difficult to categorize as predominantly male or female. Jurists and physicians treated such persons as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 268–291.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Munira Khayyat; Yasmine Khayyat; Rola Khayyat Abstract This article uses a multigenerational lens to address the tangible and intangible embodiments of the US-Saudi oil empire in the lives of the three sister authors. This multisited intimate geography of empire challenges national categories and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 286–306.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., despite representing an important contribution to Algerian literature and women’s life writing. Rather than accepting the “first” novel as an objective category, this article shows how the accolade has obscured works like Wanisi’s from Algerian literary history, reinforced gender and genre binaries, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 70–89.
Published: 01 March 2011
... distinct site of inquiry—one that must be extracted from the larger and more ambiguous category of “European.” By teasing out the difference between European versus colonial interactions with feminism, we get a clearer view of the process by which Nasif was able to negotiate an indigenous feminist agenda...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
... homosexuality in Beirut, I present how local politics and practices are present within user profiles constructed according to a series of profile categories consisting of character traits, interests, and demographic information. Through their profiles, users engage in embodied practices of masculinity and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2019) 15 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2019
... offers a nuanced ethnographic examination of how psychiatric disease categories and their pharmaceutical treatments have been culturally assimilated in Iran, yielding new forms of being and, crucially, new modes of sociality. As the Persian transliteration of Prozac in the book’s title suggests, the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 461–468.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., “I continue to hope for a coalition of sexual minorities that will transcend the simple categories of identity,” a coalition that “will counter and dissipate the violence imposed by restrictive bodily norms” (xxvi). Do you also advocate for such coalition building among women in general? In spite...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 476–478.
Published: 01 November 2017
... struggle. Another example is recent conversations that confront Southwest Asian antiblackness. Lacking a dual critique means excusing people of color from perpetuating abusive notions of power, an instinct that stems from a need to defend racialized Southwest Asian categories from being understood as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 445–447.
Published: 01 November 2017
... agency, the ravages of endless wars, and hyperaggressive paternalism. The show is divided into two parts: “Constructing Identities” and “New Documentaries.” In the first category were five artists, Shirin Neshat, Lalla Essaydi, Boushra Almutawakel, Rania Matar, and Newsha Tavakolian. The title of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 101–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... archives, Arabic press accounts in Beirut and Cairo, memoirs, and images from trade catalogs, among other archival material. In A Taste for Home Abou-Hodeib takes what is both a category of analysis and a concept—domesticity—and asserts its centrality to “elucidat[ing] the history of Lebanon and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2019
... experts, international organizations and charity operators, government officials, and expatriates living in the area. One strength of Mahdavi’s work is how she problematizes and deconstructs the categories of human trafficking, crime, forced labor, and im/migrations through investigation of intimacies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 July 2015
... cover, segregation, and so on—but can be critical of the United Nations and other bodies of transnational governance that impinge on state sovereignty. Many kinds of women in Saudi Arabia are not substantially accounted for in the broad categories described above, including foreign women, illegal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 191–194.
Published: 01 November 2010
... these categories, challenge their unitarity, and explore their fluidity and the processes by which they are constructed. Anita Fábos’ “Brothers” or Others? offers a rich and thoughtful portrait of the difficulties that individuals face when their citizenship and identity are disputed, contested, or...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2014
... decade of the twenty-first century. The driven thought and leading thread of the book divided into nine chapters is to evaluate the implications of integrating gender as a category of analysis for Arab literary history. The choice of writers and texts is guided by the themes handled...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 321–323.
Published: 01 July 2017
... resignification of Muslim styles in Turkey, the United Kingdom, and, to a lesser extent, the United States. Lewis starts by exposing the difficulty of imposing clear categories in the context of dynamic subject creation practices, showing how modest dress customs cut across notions such as faith, secularism...