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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 283-305.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Sarah Ghabrial Abstract Between 1870 and 1930 the French colonial state in Algeria expanded its regulatory prerogatives in the governance of Muslim “personal status law” without abandoning its policy commitments to “respect local custom.” This article examines this fraught historical process with a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 103-106.
Published: 01 July 2011
... European laws (e.g., British and French), have both yielded and institutionalized the reifica- tion of private and public patriarchies. They show how the codification of family laws results from interactions between local elites, ordinary citizens, and colonial authorities, and in some cases, such...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 130-133.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jessica Newman Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco , Salime Zakia . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2011 . 248 pages. ISBN 978-0-8166-5134-5 . Copyright © 2013 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2013 130  mn  Journal of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 122-126.
Published: 01 March 2006
...: Family, Law, and Politics Edited by Suad Joseph et al. Leiden: Brill, 2005. xxviii+837. US$326 Reviewed by S. Margot Finn, Program in American Culture, University of Michigan The first two volumes of the six-volume Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) offer a guide to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 86-114.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Fatima Sadiqi; Moha Ennaji The Moroccan feminist movement has greatly feminized and democratized the public sphere in this country. An example of such a feminization is the recent 2004 Family Law reforms, which constitute the culmination of a long trajectory during which decisionmakers, political...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 30-53.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nadine Adel Sinno Suad Amiry’s Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries (Pantheon Books, 2004) describes the difficult predicament of life under military occupation in Ramallah. Using wit and humor, Amiry recounts her stifling existence during curfews and heavy shelling, her terrifying...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 292-313.
Published: 01 November 2018
... family and civil legal codes with a Maliki school of jurisprudence pedigree, French colonialism, geographic proximity, and a history of regional interactions and competitions (Bras 2007 ; Engelcke 2017 , 320–24). Recent amendments to family laws in the three countries have earned them a special...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 103-105.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan , Boddy Janice . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2007 . Pp. xxvii, 402 . ISBN 978-0-691-12305-9 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 70-89.
Published: 01 March 2011
... through which to examine the relationship between feminism and colonial enterprise in the tumultuous milieu of the early twentieth century. This paper contends that, in order to understand Nasif’s construction of her own feminist agenda, one must first examine the pervasive presence of the “colonial” as a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 1-26.
Published: 01 July 2011
... histories of the biographer that have not received their due attention. It argues that Abdel Rahman’s independent views regarding the role of religion and modernity in colonial and postcolonial societies made her the unlikely heroine of the post-1952 republican regime. These views also shaped her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 48-74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ), it disregards the intimate link between Syria’s turbulent history (featuring multiple military coups d’état from 1949 until that of Hafez al-Assad in 1970) and the perpetuation of masculinism in the constitution and laws. In this article I argue that the continuation of the colonial legacy seen in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 179-198.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Nelia Hyndman-Rizk Abstract Amid an enduring political deadlock in Parliament, the first civil marriage contracted in Lebanon in 2013 received significant media coverage in a country where the personal status law of eighteen recognized religious sects governs marriage. This case study examines the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 287-311.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Camila Pastor de Maria Campos Abstract Analyzing memoirs from the Arab diaspora and Mashriq, colonial archives, interviews, League of Nations reports, and mandate legal literature, this article tracks the circulation and regulation of mobile women engaging in performance and sex work in French...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 107-134.
Published: 01 July 2014
... attached to important restrictions and foreclosures. The article conceptually and theoretically expands on my research on family law projects in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2011). Its title is inspired...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395-415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a messianic femininity that emphasizes maternal duties and women’s redemptive power in Judaism while challenging male religious authorities and religious law in other areas. Activists define themselves as guardians of domestic space and the House of God (the future Third Temple) and redeemers of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 39-69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the life of a woman, a former leftist political prisoner, named Mahtab. Striving to unravel the pathos and aporias of Mahtab’s life, this paper ponders the limits of the laws of polity and of kinship, and the “limit of reflexivity” (a phrase introduced by Judith Butler) that may have led to her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 53-82.
Published: 01 March 2008
... national subjects, with equal rights. The discourse also had global aspects, as Iraqi intellectuals appropriated and hybridized colonial perceptions of Muslim women. Orit Bashkin received her Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2004. Her dissertation, “Intellectuals in Monarchic Iraq, 1921–1941,” looks...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 54-80.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Rita Giacaman; Penny Johnson In focus groups and individual interviews with the wives and mothers of Palestinian political prisoners, we find that their narratives describe a triple captivity—of the Israeli colonial system, the Israeli prison, and the post-Oslo Palestinian political landscape with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179-198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... would have allowed her to get the benefits allowed to her and the children by law, a central theme in Abouzeid’s novella, Year of the Elephant . By contesting and silencing her father’s authoritative voice, Abouzeid by extension delegitimizes colonial authority and the postcolonial government that took...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 36-70.
Published: 01 November 2011
... masculinities, this article creates a larger map of discourses and methods, drawing upon studies of coloniality and gender in and from the global South. This mapping puts masculinity studies into dialogue with critiques of liberalism and security governance and with work in postcolonial queer theory, public...