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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 110–146.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Studies 2005 1. This paper draws on a longer version commissioned by UNRISD for its Gender Policy Report of 2005. I wish to thank Shahra Razavi for her comments on the first draft of the paper. 110 ¤GH¤¤ JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
... change the rules in sexual and family life in order to address a range of problems and challenges, including lack of economic and other resources, political and citizenship exclusions, or intimate violence. What are the implications of relying on states as the main arbiters of rights and protections...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 86–109.
Published: 01 July 2007
... movement, undermining women’s efforts and paving the way for religious conservative victories in the 2004 parliamentary elections and President Ahmadinejad’s election in 2005 on a platform of economic justice. The irony is that economic problems led to the victory of a religious conservatism unfavorable to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... rights education programs and economic development initiatives are needed to attain such empowerment. This article describes several women-run grassroots-level non-governmental programs that address women’s legal and economic development. It illustrates the ways in which these programs can operate as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 12–30.
Published: 01 November 2008
... shows how Sertel analytically linked women’s economic dependence with ideologies of sexual honor that limited and controlled access to women’s sexuality. This led her to identify the origins of prostitution as economic, to oppose the licensing of brothels and the regulation of prostitutes by the state...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Diane Singerman Uprisings are complex, rare phenomenon, and this article suggests that the shared regional diffusion of protest in the Arab Spring was lubricated by the economic inequalities of neoliberalism. Young people in Egypt and the larger Middle East have been disproportionately...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and traditional middle class often conform to hegemonic masculinity through their “family guy” performances and limit their sexual desires, professional middle-class gay men mobilize their social, economic, and cultural capital to carve out a gay life where they can perform a “sophisticated” gay...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... economic independence, challenging the very concept of namus (honor), and at times calling into question the value of the institution of marriage. The column often appeared in proximity to reports of youth suicides. Thus the column and its context allow us to examine the social tensions produced by the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... and its treatment are mediated by women’s socioeconomic position within Iranian society. Many women lack economic access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) technologies and fear the moral consequences of gamete donation. Thus, the benefits of the Iranian ART revolution are mixed: although many Iranian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the Internet, discourses of protectorship, valorizations of mobility in cyberspace and diasporic imaginations, and the political and economic opportunities for neoliberal entrepreneurship and expertise during the war on terror. In this process, the normative Iranian homosexual is produced as a victim...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 41–62.
Published: 01 November 2012
... brief review of recent Egyptian economic history, focusing on metaphorical colonization and the policing of gender and sexuality. Also important for contextualizing of this study is a review of identity formation and national identity, as well as of recent issues surrounding censorship. In order to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 28–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
... transgression of gender relations for both men and women, and broadly reflects the impact of economic change on the domestic and work spheres. The factory materializes changing gender roles and narratives through policing and surveillance of workers’ behaviors, gendered logics of social control, and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 109–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Changes in the status of Arab women and attitudes toward their participation in the labor force are due not to changes in the social structure of Arab society but to economic structural constraints at the national level. Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2014 khaled abu...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2006
... public debates that preceded, accompanied, and followed the new Family Law; these debates involved practically all public actors ranging from social, to economic, religious, and political actors and, along with the Family Law, shows that women’s feminist ideas and associations were inserting themselves...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 March 2007
... feminists would especially benefit from regional transnational links—given the nature of the social, economic, political, and geopolitical challenges that face the women and the people of the region in an age of capitalist globalization and empire—the paper warns that some dominant feminisms in the region...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
... transnational political-economic relations. Shahrzad Mojab is Professor and Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She is the editor of Women of a Non-State Nation: The Kurds (2001, 2003), co-editor with Himani Bannerji and Judy Whitehead, Of Property and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., and resistance to coercive change.) The Palestinian resistance movement, like other twentieth-century anti-colonialist national movements, rigidified gender “tradition” as a key element of cultural nationalism, while political and economic mobilization gave women new scope for action and for “voice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 36–53.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Islah Jad Group Islamic weddings in the West Bank and Gaza began in the mid-1990s. They developed as a successful way to counter Israel’s policy of siege and impoverishment of Palestinian society through the economic benefits they offer and by introducing a spirit of collective joy. Yet they have...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 54–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... families, especially the women. Findings from in-depth interviews with women currently residing in two suburbs of Beirut highlight the repercussions of postwar conditions of economic decline and inadequate social development policies on these families who continually move to new dwellings within the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., this paper explores the conflation of discourses on trafficking, migration, and sex work through migrants’ narratives. The study is organized around three central questions: 1) What are the social, economic, and political circumstances and structures that make Dubai a major migration and trafficking...