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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ellen Gruenbaum Sondra Hale’s self-imposed thirty years of silence on female circumcision—broken in 1994 for her Ufahamu article and discussed in her chapter for Obioma Nnaemeka’s Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge (Praeger, 2005)—was grounded in her critique of the “residuals” of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., gender, and Islam. In the preface Sadeghi provides not only a clear introduction to the book’s scope and argument but a useful skimming guide for readers interested in different aspects of his research. In chapter 1 Sadeghi builds his general model of legal reasoning and decision making, which can be...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., revolutionary subjectivities that challenge patriarchal constructions of Arab nationalism, particularly in Syria and Lebanon. The first and second chapters develop Al-Sammam’s theoretical and methodological frameworks for selecting the texts and elaborate the keywords diaspora and trauma . Al-Samman...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 158–161.
Published: 01 July 2014
... anthropologists for the questions it poses about the production of subaltern histories. The first five chapters address the cultural production of the Gulf in pre-modern, pre-Islamic societies and the present day. Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi’s chapter analyzes common myths and artifacts to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
... core interlocutors gradually emerge as complex individuals who actively negotiate their present lives and futures. Each of the five chapters following the introduction begins with and is structured around analysis of meaningful “moments,” a methodological approach that enables the author to account...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... burden. We Have No Microbes Here includes a Preface by the series edi- tors and nine chapters. Th e Preface connects the work to others in the series of Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology. Chapter 1, “Approaches,” places the author and this work in the fi eld of medical anthropology...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 142–145.
Published: 01 November 2013
... legal thought but also everyday practices and choices made in national settings. book reviews  mn  143 The book is divided into three main parts. The first includes three chapters addressing Islamic legal thought and ARTs, analyzing, as the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 113–115.
Published: 01 November 2011
... scholarship that follows İlkkaracan’s Introduction addresses local perceptions of gender and sexuality, providing much needed insight into the Middle Eastern nations’ diverse and varied con- structions of gender and sexuality. In Chapter 2 of the collection, Sherifa Zuhur offers an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2018
... corporeal norms. The production of the national dancer, Meftahi argues, has necessarily involved othering performers and genres deemed antithetical to the dominant ideologies of particular historical junctures. Chapter 1 introduces the key movement traditions of Iran and surveys the performance forms...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., two Syr- ian, and three Iraqi authors. The text thus also contributes significantly to scholarship on the contemporary Arabic novel by treating works that remain largely unfamiliar in the West. The book consists of an Introduction, four chapters, and an After- 118  mn  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 110–112.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of Middle East women’s studies  8:2 that coincided with its further gendering as displaced, mostly female, Shi‘a villagers replaced a declining Maronite workforce. Chapter 5 lays bare the state’s own gender bias regarding women’s “suitability for mechanized labor” (117) and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... causalities. Perhaps this is why the experts of victimology, as Amar calls it, failed to understand, much less predict, the Arab uprisings. In chapter 1 Amar illustrates the shift from an emphasis on “development” and “liberalization” to a focus on “security” as the main framework in formal sites of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... subjects lay claim to the United States. Each chapter makes the case that the US landscape is transformed by their presence in both imaginative and concrete ways (9). The first chapter establishes the primary status of the Arab homeland in facilitating belonging for second- and third-generation Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 119–122.
Published: 01 July 2012
... representation. The book is divided into an Introduction, eight chapters, and al- most 100 pages of footnotes. After laying out the theoretical and disci- plinary stakes of the project in the Introduction, Jacob explores imperial discourses about masculinity, especially the claim that it was “England’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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 (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 119–121.
Published: 01 November 2011
... nature and agency of their justice. The book is comprised of two parts in five chapters as well as an -In troduction, a Conclusion, and an Epilogue. In addition, it includes Notes, a Bibliography, and an Index. Part 1 deals with “Zina Discourses.” Chap- ter 1 looks at discussions of zina in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., three body chapters, and a conclusion. Chapter 1 treats representative works by six male authors—Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud Taymur, Yusuf al-Sibaʾi, Ghassan Kanafani, Ziyad Qasim, and Hanna Mina—who published between 1950 and 2000. Hamdar notes that female characters of any type were rarely central in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... consolidate particularities and differences” (15). Chapter 1 focuses on early Abbasid textual representations of Hind bt. Utba, the mother of the founder of the Umayyad dynasty, Muʾawiya. Following the Battle of Uhud, she reportedly mutilated the dead body of Muhammad’s uncle, Hamza, even chewing his...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 104–106.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the early twenty-first century, each chapter explores a facet of daily life inside the home to reveal transformations in the sociospatial boundaries of gendered relationships within Iranian families and society. Far from linear or teleological, however, the book paints a multilayered and complex...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 July 2008
... divideddivided intointo fi veve chap-chap- ters in addition to the Introduction and Conclusion. Chapter one, titled “Women of the Republic and Islam: Between the Private and the Po- litical,” examines the consequences of being an Islamist woman in the Turkish context. Women who had long...