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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... LILA ABU-LUGHOD  1 THE ACTIVE SOCIAL LIFE OF “MUSLIM WOMEN’S RIGHTS”: A Plea for Ethnography, not Polemic, with cases from egypt and palestine Lila Abu-Lughod  ABSTRACT...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2014
... ethnography are highlighted. Marcia C. Inhorn is Founding Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies . At Yale University, she is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 216–237.
Published: 01 July 2022
... or with complicity with the Islamic Republic’s conservative brand of Shiism. To examine the complexities of such practices in the United States, this research relies on the ethnography of a monthly domestic gathering in LA that offers a hybrid blend of multiple devotional and social genres. The article demonstrates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Slyomovics This essay traces the intertwined topics of collaboration and multisited ethnography in the writings of anthropologist Sondra Hale on Sudanese artists and art. Hale’s trajectories and movements in and out of Sudan traverse parallel, sometimes overlapping tracks with the artists she...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
...” of the ethnographic agenda. She argued that ethnography, particularly when addressing controversial practices, creates cultural difference rather than the generating solidarity for the struggles of women, such as the Sudanese struggles she studied. Hale recognized that the issue of female circumcision (or female...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maral Tatios Yessayan Abstract This article investigates issues of modesty, sexuality, and womanhood in a community of young Jordanian women working in folkloric dance companies in twenty-first-century Amman. Using feminist performance ethnography, it contrasts the gendered codes in play...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 133–138.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill During the past two decades, in the wake of James Cliff ord’s Writing Culture (1986), there has been a renewed eff ort by feminist scholars to create a new gendered ethnography that “rather than foreground men’s relationships to one...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 213–226.
Published: 01 July 2020
... ethnography and history at the same time. I think I learned a great deal using both ethnographic material and historical archives and becoming convinced that ethnography and history have a lot in common, even though people tend to think of them as distinct disciplinary domains. SB: You published...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 March 2014
... about how Hale’s methodological commitments speak to two interrelated problems that often haunt social justice-based eth- nographers working within the academy: 1) If ethnography reproduces colonial forms of power and knowledge, what are the possibilities for using ethnography as a de...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Studies 2023 Say What Your Longing Heart Desires is an ethnography about the many ways Muslims pray and the relationship to the divine and the self, architected through prayer. It follows a group of educated middle-class women in postrevolutionary Tehran over ten years. Through the life experiences...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 337–339.
Published: 01 November 2015
... violence. Masculinity is above all fluid, defined through successes and failures, and socially produced as much by women as by men. Men are judged by multiple audiences at home, in the workplace, and in streets, schools, mosques, and police stations. The ethnography is set in Al-Zawiya Al-Hamra...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
... couples, for instance, and how do they invest their social and economic capital in their homes? Anna Grabolle-Çeliker’s Kurdish Life in Contemporary Turkey: Migration, Gender, and Ethnic Identity is a meticulous ethnography on the profound transformation of Kurdish society and its patriarchal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., the first chapter’s historical background on Jordan neglects basic historical, political, and economic factors—in either Jordan or the Middle East—that have influenced the formation of the country’s “middle class.” In an ethnography that addresses Jordanian young women and social...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 254–255.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maya Mikdashi This dissertation is an ethnography that focuses on competing discourses and practices of secularity in contemporary Lebanon. It is situated at the intersections of legal anthropology, theories of secularism and religion, and interdisciplinary studies of the state and sexual...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 139–144.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Rhoda Kanaaneh’s recent ethnography, Birthing the Nation, explores family planning among Palestinians in the Galilee. In each of the fi ve chapters, Kanaaneh investigates how a diff erent “fi eld of meaning and power” is used, defi ned, and changed through talking about and making reproductive...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Studies 2017 ethnography women poetry imagination marginality Anthropologists have for several decades discussed approaches toward gleaning ethnographic insights from fiction (Arebi 1994 ; Friedrich 1996 , 2003 ; Herzfeld 1997 ; Lyons 2003 ; Phillips 1987 ). Discussions on the topic...
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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 (2022) 18 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2022
... that aims to dislocate both our prior knowledge of it and knowledge production about it? Delving into the question of such knowledge production, Maria Mayerchyk’s chapter rightly demonstrates that ethnography, not only as a research method but mainly as a historical discipline, has been embedded...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2011
... analysis, part ethnography, and part legal argu- ment, it addresses the origin, process, and ordinary women’s interpreta- tion of Iran’s unequal yet empowering gender laws. In explaining these issues, Osanloo also seeks to unravel the discourse of right-wing U.S. policy pundits, such as Richard Perle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 149–163.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Agendas— Oral History, Ethnography, Memory, and Solidarity In 1997, primarily because of an essay I had written for a feminist oral history volume (Hale 1991), I was asked by the editors of one of the leading Arab women’s periodicals, Nour, to give a substantial workshop...