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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... investigate femininity in some capacity, though Jarmakani’s chapters on sheikhs attend more to the construction of masculinity. Meanwhile, Al-Samman studies how tropes around Arab femininity are visited and revised in Arab women’s writing. Each text situates close readings within discourses of trauma...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 158–161.
Published: 01 July 2014
... and 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 142–145.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Islamic 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of 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 (2021) 17 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Leila Zonouzi In chapter 6 Yaghoobi’s analysis of Sadeq Chubak’s Sang-e Sabur ( The Patient Stone , 1966), set in the 1930s, showcases how a woman who finds financial stability through sigheh /sex work is seen as a threat to men and patriarchal morality. She explores gendered and sexual abuse...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 202–205.
Published: 01 July 2020
... treatment of female figures, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. In an introductory chapter, five chapters devoted to different sorts of women in the collective biographies—a “unique literary genre” (1) that compiles and organizes entries on individuals—and a brief thematic conclusion, Roded...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... 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 EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES  7:2 word...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 395–397.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and on studies of her, contextualized with examples from European and Islamicate literatures. It also introduces different concepts of gender analysis, such as marginality, performativity, and the subject position, using Mihrî Hatun as an example. The remainder of the book consists of six chapters divided...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 223–225.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the colonizer and colonized, between classes, and over the national body politic. The book comprises an introduction, five empirical chapters, and a conclusion. Kozma first situates the focus of her analysis—the discourses, practices, and conflicts surrounding the state regulation of prostitution—in terms...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., 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 applied...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 113–115.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 extensive and intensive...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The last two chapters before the epilogue, “Housetalk” and “Fitra” (“nature” in Arabic, or a God-given ability to distinguish right from wrong), examine the actual process of Islamic conversion, which is understood as one of many kinds of everyday transformations that reshape women’s sense of self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 143–146.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., kinship is rarely mentioned. According to Charrad (2001), kinship structures constitute a significant element of the social, political, and cultural life in the MENA. The first chapter divides the region into two intersecting categories...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contextualization of their motivations that we discover exactly how the various murshidat eexperiencedxperienced bbothoth tthehe lliberatingiberating aandnd the disciplining aspects of their new labor. Th e book is divided into fi ve parts, each containing one chapter that concentrates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 265–267.
Published: 01 July 2021
... if not religious change within Muslim communities. It is a valuable work and a sobering read on an important and difficult topic. Chapter 7, “Above and Beyond,” was the one I found most surprising and distressing. Hammer relays how faith-based approaches to DV are received by secular organizations, detailing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 229–231.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in which Foucault expressed his experiences of non-Western cultures cannot be dismissed as mere travel impressions; they were indicative of the manner in which he thought of the Orient” (4), these chapters reflect a thorough analysis. Chapter 1, “The Chinese Encyclopaedia and the Challenge of Difference...