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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2007
... the relationship between state power and sociocultural phenomena. Dreaming of Change: Young Middle-Class Women and Social Transformation in Jordan Julia J. Droeber. Leiden: Brill, 2005. Pp. 340. ISBN 900414342. Reviewed by Aseel Sawalha, Pace University As the title...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
... types of marriage in Islam, and the intricacies of polygyny. American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah Jamillah Karim. New York: New York University Press, 2009. Pp. xi, 291. ISBN 978-0-8147-4810-7...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 101–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... domesticity was thought of and the way it was lived” (4). Chapters 2 and 5 discuss the concept of taste ( dhawq in Arabic), how its meanings were inconsistent and evolved over time and how it “became entangled with the notion of middle-class domesticity” (29, 42). “Taste” carried a complex lineage of meaning...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and behavior in their class-based social circles. Thus we argue that social class and habitus are important for the norms of masculine respectability with a marked difference between lower-class/traditional middle-class and professional middle-class milieus. While family-dependent gay men in the lower class...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Shaherzad R. Ahmadi Abstract During the Pahlavi period in Iran (1925–79), poor and working-class families were more likely to expect young sons to work to support the household. These boys, in turn, were more autonomous. Middle-class families, on the other hand, protected and controlled boys...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... This article reconsiders that frame and argues for a class-centered reassessment of “ladies aid” politics exploring the intersections of women’s relief with proletarian mutual aid strategies. Founded in 1917, the Syrian Ladies Aid Society (SLAS) of Boston provided food, shelter, education, and employment...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... nation. This project simultaneously empowers women and enables state violence against Palestinians on Haram ash-Sharif. Scholarship that has examined Israel’s messianic right-wing women’s activism has overlooked their Ashkenazi whiteness and their middle-class privileged status in Israel. The race-class...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 3. The first class to graduate from the government nursing school in Mashhad, ca. 1939. The students are dressed up as nursing “heroes,” such as Florence Nightingale (portrayed by the student in the middle holding a lamp) and a Catholic nun. Rolla Hoffman, Nurses Shah Reza Hosp More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 311–319.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Masculinities: Reflections on Gendered, Raced, and Classed Displacements .” Nordic Journal of Migration Research 2 , no. 2 : 159 – 66 . Fathi Mastoureh . 2017 . Intersectionality, Class, and Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the UK . New York : Springer . Helkama...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 14. Fadia Basrawi (first row center), the only Arab in her Aramco graduating school class, is strategically placed at the center of the frame in the formal graduating class photograph in 1965. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 376–394.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., laundry stealing, scams, and stealing from domestic employers. Given their low wages, poor and working-class women had difficulty meeting their material needs in a semicolonial capitalist urban economy even when they worked in legal occupations. In addition, the legal work most available to them...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 71–101.
Published: 01 November 2006
... class, in the present work we examine this program’s gender implications. In addition to the role it played in the emergence of the ethno-working class, the program significantly contributed to the reproduction and reinforcement of a gender-based division of labor in Israeli society. This double-edge...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... by patriarchal power and cooperating through storytelling. Both narratives reflect their own forms of “multiple critique.” Tomorrow confronts the exploitation of the working class in postcolonial Morocco but does so in a way that disguises a frontal challenge to the masculinist context of the 1960s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and regulation was most highly associated with socioeconomic class. The poorer the women, the fewer their choices and the less freedom they had to determine their lives and their children’s lives. The women interviewed disproportionately reported turning to outsiders, such as psychologists, spiritualists...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 157–178.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sabiha Allouche Abstract This article draws on a year of fieldwork conducted in Lebanon to highlight the paradoxical entanglement of power with romantic love in Lebanon, evident in the intricate gendered, aged, classed, and sect-related negotiations that accompany courtship periods. In addition...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and two, the steady decay of infrastructure and social services and how it renders middle-class life an impossibility. The article argues that by focusing on the intimate, Ibrahim’s novel and the TV adaptation both reveal the various forms of work women perform and make use of women’s work to critique...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
... by contesting official historical-masculinist narratives of their time. Missing Soluch offers readers a working-class feminist politics on the eve of revolutionary upheaval. My Share constructs a feminist politics critical of the postrevolutionary nation’s betrayal of Iranian women’s liberation despite women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-sacrifice, and delicateness—in ways a matched group of Iraqis do not. The article shows that these presentations are a by-product of how Poles assert Western identity. They claim Westernness by emphasizing continuity between their current behaviors and ideals and those they were taught in upper-class 1930s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that emphasized secular, urban, and middle-class notions of domesticity and respectability. The literary prostitute was a marginal figure used to envision a new era of women’s rights through her exclusion and excision from the imagined national future. The instrumentalization of the figure of the prostitute...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 11–35.
Published: 01 November 2009
... importance. During the first intifada, political engagement became a major consideration in choice of marriage partner in some settings, and conventional boundaries of religion and class were transgressed. Simultaneously, marriage celebrations were transformed, whereby a widespread culture of austerity...