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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., this analysis of the much celebrated Family Code and its two main goals-“doing justice to women” and “preserving men’s dignity”-and of the regime’s ambivalent discourse on gender equality as defined by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) paints a more realistic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., in a transnational context, the construction of an anthropology of culture by women of the region and the establishment of a Maghrebi women’s network enabled the torch of women’s rights to pass from women in Tunisia, where the Personal Status Code (PSC) was a model for the region, to women in Morocco, whose...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maral Tatios Yessayan Abstract This article investigates issues of modesty, sexuality, and womanhood in a community of young Jordanian women working in folkloric dance companies in twenty-first-century Amman. Using feminist performance ethnography, it contrasts the gendered codes in play...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... (symbolized by Zahwa’s underground world), where imagination and code can resist oppression, escape censoring, interrogate the sacred, excavate sources of power, subvert the normative, and evade Western co-optation. Siham Abu al-Omrain ( 2011 , 49) maintains, however, that interpreting women’s creative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Mandate Syria and Lebanon (1921–46). The French metropolitan system of regulated prostitution was imported yet transformed in the mandate region as women performers were sorted into legitimate, if morally suspect, foreign artistes and autochthonous performers defined as prostitutes by decrees and codes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 48–70.
Published: 01 November 2006
... and in France that impact Muslim women, i.e., the Personal Status Code (moudawana) reform in Morocco, the ban on wearing “overt” religious insignia in public schools in France, and personal and professional goals and challenges. The data analysis shows that the greatest similarities occur among samples...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Sarah Irving Abstract National or ethnic collectivities are often coded in art, propaganda, and other media as “female”—passive, possessed, and penetrable by the enemy other. Particularly during times of conflict, the nation or homeland is depicted as a woman whose purity must be protected by men...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 139–160.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that they construct. The article also explores the “regimes of veiling” that regulate the practice in Amman and how they enable this particular articulation of veiling. I found the women’s reasoning for fashionable veiling to be more about gendered cultural codes than religious mandates. References Abaza...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 292–313.
Published: 01 November 2018
.../node/4886/pdf/4886/pdf . Adnane Abdelhamid . 2015 . “ Lecture croisée entre la Constitution marocaine et le cadre juridique de la filiation: La nécessaire levée de la discrimination dérivant de l’article 148 du Code marocain de la Famille .” Federalismi.it, February 20...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
... as couples increasingly take matters into their own hands to reform Lebanon’s system of personal status from the ground up. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 Lebanon civil marriage women’s rights personal status codes intersectionality The first civil...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 294–303.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the Association in the Fight against AIDS, Marrakech In Morocco legal codes and dominant discourses conflate single mothers ( om ʾazbaʾ ) with prostitutes , creating a web of discrimination and marginalization for never-married women who are pregnant or have given birth. 1 In contrast, single fathers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 140–143.
Published: 01 July 2005
... and School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. In parts of the Islamic world, fundamental in discussions of women’s rights are personal status codes or family law (concerning marital duties and re- sponsibilities, divorce and repudiation, inheritance, child...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... She also worked as a law clerk for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C. Bordat was a Fulbright Scholar at the Université Mohammed V in Rabat, where she studied Islamic family law, personal status codes, and the status of women in Morocco. She holds law degrees...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 98–112.
Published: 01 November 2011
... or her sect’s personal status codes related to marriage, inheritance, and so forth. Homosexual practices are criminalized in the Penal Code of Leba- non, under the moniker of “unnatural sexual intercourse”1 (Republic of Lebanon 1943, Article 534), specifically sexual intercourse that includes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 384–389.
Published: 01 November 2018
... professionals, participants typically “use religion as the entry point” when they advise the client seeking an abortion but simplistically argue that Islam “prohibits” abortion and ask her to reconsider. They do not rely on a professional code of practice whereby they are duty-bound to respect, protect...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 148–150.
Published: 01 July 2005
... at www.wwhr.org.) The emphasis of the booklet is on the rights of women under the new Civil Law enacted in 2001 and entered into force on January 1, 2002. The new code replaced the 1926 Civil Law, which was overtly sexist despite the fact that the secularizing mission of the 1926 law...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 60–85.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., is misleading and plays into the hands of extremists and anti-democrats alike” (Amirouche 1998:4). The three women first met in fall 1981, in Algiers. In December of the same year, their feminist convictions brought them together at the famous rally against the profoundly patriarchal Family Code, held...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 July 2011
... on an international symposium organized by co-editors Kenneth M. Cuno and Manisha Desai at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. The “South-South” comparison focuses on how gender roles, familial/social structures, and legal codes are shaped by colonial, national, and transnational forces...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2010
... main theme is women’s early involvement in formal education and female social engagement. “Text Two: Making Meaning, Acquiring Identities” and “Text Th ree: Presences” discuss contemporary discourses and events in Tehran around gender status, which is linked to dress code, which is seen...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 145–148.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., their candidness about the research process makes this book a valuable resource for students and faculty exploring the vagaries of quantitative and qualitative text-based research design and methodologies. The book is organized into two parts. Part I, titled “Coding Arab Females...