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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 13. July Fourth celebrations, also referred to as the Country Fair, in Aramco Dhahran, with majorette parades and brass bands on Main Street. The destination is the King’s Road ball field, transformed into a fairground (early 1960s). Fadia is marching in a skirt at center. Photograph More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Marcia C. Inhorn; Hajiieh Bibi Razeghi-Nasrabad; Ghasem Toloo Infertility is a social onus for women in Iran, who are expected to produce children early within marriage. With its estimated 1.5 million infertile couples, Iran is the only Muslim country in which...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 35–59.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Loubna H. Skalli This paper discusses the public sphere in the Middle East and North Africa from the perspective of women’s uses of information and communication technologies. I argue that the sociopolitical transformations unfolding in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
... destination? 2) How do policies about global migration and trafficking, written and brought to fruition in Washington, DC, contrast with lived experiences of migration and forced labor in different countries with different social and political topographies? 3) How do cultural norms about gender, sexuality...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Alborz Ghandehari Abstract This article argues that Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s Missing Soluch and Parinoush Saniee’s My Share are landmark works of feminist historical writing in Iran that disrupt official narratives in the country regarding the revolutionary project. Despite the different positions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 366–394.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., profiteering, black markets, rising inequality, and the return of British troops to strategic locations around the country. This article argues that the hybrid beauty represents the push and pull between women’s emerging roles in public spaces and traditional values, imperialism versus authenticity, local...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Frances S. Hasso Since the 1980s, an explosion in state, international, and nongovernmental campaigns and programs propose to increase women’s rights and protections in Arab countries. Women and women’s rights activists often invite and appeal to male-dominated states to regulate, intervene...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 75–98.
Published: 01 November 2007
... political regimes have assigned to the veil meanings corresponding to their own ideologies. Through imposed unveiling and re-veiling, these regimes have constructed an ideal image of Iranian women and in turn of Iran as a modern or an Islamic country. This essentialized singular image has led...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of this gate-keeping activity to the stigma of infertility and related treatments. At the societal level, the state’s role acquires heightened significance, owing to the marginalized minority status of Palestinian men in both countries. Our comparison reveals two contrasting situations: In Lebanon, the high...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2010
... enthusiasts have generally treated it as a universal dance for women. I examine the interplay between these claims through performances in Syrian-Lebanese country clubs, a Brazilian belly dance festival, and the Brazilian Orientalist soap opera, O Clone (The Clone). As contractors, folk dancers, or spectators...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephanie Willman Bordat; Susan Schaefer Davis; Saida Kouzzi Numerous recent initiatives in Morocco aim to promote women’s empowerment in the country’s current climate of legal reform, national and international development, and rising Islamism. The authors employ a holistic definition...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 36–58.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and “produce fine nurses for Iran.” In effect, they proselytized for the nursing profession. For twenty years they operated the only nursing schools in the country. This article argues that missionary nurses’ commitment to nursing professionalism facilitated Iranian nursing nationalism. It also reveals...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2022
... cadre of doctors in post-1948 Israel has not been discussed. Based on archival documents, newspapers of the period, and interviews with the school’s graduates, the article argues that the school maintained a consistent though informal quota policy, which also differentiated between country-born...
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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 (2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... activities led to a reform of the Moroccan personal status code (the Mudawwana ) in 2003. The discourse of the second generation of Tunisian women, which emerged, unlike that of women in other Arab Muslim countries, in a post-independence context wherein they benefited from an oft-amended PSC that awarded...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ordinary women across the country? (2) How have some sociopolitically marked and wounded women perceived the state and responded to its violence through the identity of motherhood? (3) To what extent can the power of motherhood activism, which derives from the sharing of personal experiences in the public...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 37–62.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., maker of museum-based memorials at Derb Moulay Cherif, once Casablanca’s torture center during the country’s colonial and post-independence era regimes. The museum project also focuses on Morocco’s largest urban agglomeration, Casablanca, and targets a sector of the city and its inhabitants’ rights...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Carol Malt As more women enter the museum profession in the MENA countries, they are using their influence as instruments of change to put forward issues of women’s equality in museum programs, displays, and publications and thus ultimately help shape the future image and status of women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the mutation of the character of the dancer from a bint al balad (lit. “girl of the country”) to a femme fatale by analyzing three films starring two icons of the time, Hind Rustum and Tahia Carioca. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 dancers Egypt cinema femme...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 307–325.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maryam Zehtabi Sabeti Moqaddam Abstract In Iran—as never before in the history of the country—prostitutes gained notorious visibility in twentieth-century Persian literature. Fixation on the image of the prostitute created a wealth of literature beginning in 1924 with the first Persian urban social...