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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 110–111.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Heidi Morrison Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 110  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES BRIEF COMMENTARY  Egyptian Women’s Views on Constitutional Amendments...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... masculinity in Baʾath ideology ensures the preservation of gendered laws that perceive women as less equal. While teasing out this aspect, this study seeks to explore the status of women in the Syrian Constitution (1973) and laws by investigating the role of the state as a male protector in which women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 258–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
... containment. The analysis centers women, attends to women’s homoeroticism and nonnormative desires, and reads popular film as constituted by and constituting of mainstream conventions of gender and sexuality. It argues that mainstream belly-dance films made considerable space for homoerotic exchanges amid...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... argue that “Muslim marriages” constitute transnational forms that are not simply marked by the extension or diffusion of kinship networks, ethnonational forms, and religious piety movements across borders. They reveal how transnationalism constitutes a dynamic field in which kinship, ethnonationalism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 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 (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... self can be read either as constitutive of national allegory (as in The Shirt of Flame ) or as an allegorical critique of patriarchal nationalism (as in the English-language The Turkish Ordeal ). The essay concludes by showing how Halide Edib’s perspective allows for a gendered reading of the national...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
... simultaneously embraces and disavows its constitutive traditions and attempts to formulate its own episteme. Living in Egypt, a queer diaspora for a Moroccan, Leftah employs queer male sexuality in a Sufialist text that tells the story of Niʿmat, an Egyptian retired army officer who pursues a love affair with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 157–178.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., the article highlights the inclusive and relational qualities that external kin relations conduce. Kin approval ought not be seen as either/or divisive/conditional. For many of the couples interviewed, kin relations constitute an arena in which they can disseminate their affective bond. Such analysis...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 143–165.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Sertaç Sehlikoglu Abstract Women’s control of their bodily movements, especially in the Islamicate contexts of the Middle East, constitutes a multilayered process of building privacy, heterosexuality, and intimacy. Physical exercise, however, with the extensive body movements it requires...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli Though greatly routinized over the past two decades, assisted reproductive technologies still invoke an occasional public debate around a dilemma that is constituted as unprecedented. This paper examines one such case that took place in Israel—that of a legal dispute...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
... dimension in the administration of House of Obedience. Aspects concerning the wider sociopolitical context are crucial, notably the preeminence of the notion of family honor ( sharaf ), the mutually constitutive relation between the shari‘a court and the community, and the specificities of court cases. As...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
... qualities (long and black). Thus, in its reappropriation, the ‘abaya-as-fashion notably disrupts its primary signification without ever fully displacing it, thereby constituting a form of passive resistance. This article interrogates the manner in which the ‘abaya-as-fashion stands in contingent relation to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
...” through the daily work of intervention, I suggest that girl initiatives of this kind constitute a transnational “regime of care” centered on the protection and politicization of particular kinds of adolescent life in Egypt and the broader Arab world. Rania Kassab Sweis holds the Qatar Post-Doctoral...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 82–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... government in Sudan in the 1990s to shape society’s notion of the ideal Muslim woman. This essay looks at Hale’s work on women’s citizenship in Sudan to examine the constitution of this notion and how it shapes women’s citizenship in post-Arab Spring Egypt. My aims are to explore the various conflicting...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zimu Niu Abstract This article discusses a model of male-female relation promoted by the Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi. El Saadawi argued that man and woman are born exactly the same: not only do they resemble each other, but they constitute together a single entity that is humanity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Katja Žvan Elliott This article examines the rarely talked about subtleties of Moroccan reform in the realm of women’s rights and its inadequate fulfillment of obligations to international human rights standards. The Preamble to Morocco’s post-Arab Spring 2011 constitution follows the example of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 November 2015
... transition, women’s rights, youth leadership, security, women’s political and economic participation, constitutional reform, and education. The LWPP has grown into a network of over one hundred organizations and individuals. It has also been involved in creating platforms of dialogue with different Libyan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 365–367.
Published: 01 November 2015
... transition by developing legal projects that reinforce the principle of gender equality in the new constitution. Tounissiet must strengthen its legal capacities to propose laws and to focus on strategies of effective litigation. Another major challenge is to assure the rehabilitation of victimized women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 105–108.
Published: 01 November 2007
... question that was not adequately addressed was that of the Kurdish Regional Constitution. Discussion of this topic was limited to a statement that the Kurdish constitution has more provisions for gender equality than the Iraqi constitution because the former does not declare Islam as the official...