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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Charlotte Weber This essay examines the Eastern Women’s Congresses in Damascus (1930) and Tehran (1932) to show how Middle Eastern women attempted to stake their own claim to modernity within the established terms of nationalist and international feminist discourses. I argue that in organizing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... MARY ANN FAY  1 INTRODUCTION early twentieth-century Middle Eastern Feminisms, Nationalisms, and Transnationalisms Mary Ann Fay  he essays in this special issue of JMEWS deepen our...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 476–478.
Published: 01 November 2017
... about Middle Eastern women have had hypervisibility since 9/11. Or since the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or since the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. Whichever it is, this hypervisibility is not new under the latest US administration, but it is intensifying. This may mean increased opportunities...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 144–147.
Published: 01 July 2005
... cloth, $22.50 paperback. Reviewed by Christian Pond, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Michigan. In her intriguing ethnography Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics, Jenny B. White examines how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 150–153.
Published: 01 July 2005
.... Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998. xxv + 294 pp. including appendices, notes, bibliography and index. $19.95 paperback. Reviewed by Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan In a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 130–132.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... Christine Fergus, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan Muslim Women in the United Kingdom and Beyond, edited by Haifaa Jawad and Tansin Benn, provides detailed snapshots of Muslim women living in various Western contexts...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Marcia C. Inhorn Marcia C. Inhorn is the recipient of the 2013 Middle East Distinguished Scholar Award, given by the Middle East Section (MES) of the American Anthropological Association. This biennial award was established in 2006 to recognize the efforts of “a senior scholar in Middle Eastern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2010
...John Tofik Karam This article asks how Syrian-Lebanese men and non-Middle Eastern Brazilian women have enacted their relationship to belly dancingin São Paulo. While men and women of Arab origins have usually framed the dance as an essential link to their ethnic heritage, non-Arab female...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Sedef Arat-Koç This paper proposes that regional feminisms would be productive in avoiding some of the problems of “global feminism” or the co-opted shapes feminist transnationalism might take when it serves the priorities of international organizations or imperial powers. While Middle Eastern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
... suffering and a little-appreciated aspect of Middle Eastern men's reproductive lives. This article examines men's experiences of varicocelectomy, particularly in Lebanon, where the surgery is commonly carried out on both infertile and fertile men's bodies, despite significant controversy and critique...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 6–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the party’s innovation in feminist advocacy in the context of Iran’s first women’s suffrage campaign from 1943 to 1946, and in direct comparison with an earlier organization, the Patriotic Women’s League and its hosting of the Second Eastern Women’s Congress in Tehran in 1932, and 2) the development...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 80–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Anne-Marie McManus Why do novels and studies originating in the United States and Europe sympathetically depict Middle Eastern women who commit or support forms of violence identified as terrorist? This article draws on scholarship on cosmopolitanism and the sentimental novel, as well as on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contexts of Middle Eastern women’s piety practices and activism, we find that for many women religious movements offer real liberation from oppressive socio-economic realities and limiting cultural norms. Lihi Ben Shitrit is Assistant Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Aziza Khazzoom Abstract In Israel, Middle Eastern women are read as more “traditional” than European women. Yet life-story interviews conducted for this article reveal that elderly Polish Jewish women self-present as traditionally feminine—emphasizing home-centeredness, passivity, modesty, self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 157–178.
Published: 01 July 2019
... is threefold. In addition to embracing the multiple subjectivity of the interlocutors, it moves beyond the standard political-economic approach that generally informs marriage studies in the Middle East and dismantles monolithic perceptions of Middle Eastern kin networks. In addition to conducting...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 41–61.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Chelsie May Abstract This article uses the racial divisions encouraged by European Zionism in early-state Israel among European and Middle Eastern Jews as a point of departure to explore racialization and gendering among Iraqi Jewish women during the years 1941–51 from a sociopolitical standpoint...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Middle Eastern women, but marks a bold and evolving interface between modernist Iranian literature and contemporary Iranian immigrant literature. Works discussed in depth include the photographs and films of Shirin Neshat and Maryam Habibian’s play Forugh’s Reflecting Pool. Jasmin Darznik is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Amélie Le Renard This article deals with young urban Saudi women’s transgressions of rules regulating dress and public conduct in Riyadh. Many researchers on Middle Eastern societies interpret as resistance the silent practices adopted by subalterns such as women or youth. The existence of such...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 71–101.
Published: 01 November 2006
... first world (Jews of European origins) and the third world (Jews of Middle Eastern origins). That is, the social categories in which girls and boys are captured, allowing ethnic and gender discrimination of Mizrahim in Israeli society, are grounded in a European symbolic repertoire that traditionally...
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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 10. A young girl holds a rifle with a carnation in the muzzle. Poster for “Mobilization Week,” late 1979. Middle Eastern Posters Collection, University of Chicago, Box 3, No. 60. Figure 10. A young girl holds a rifle with a carnation in the muzzle. Poster for “Mobilization Week,” late More