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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 109–115.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., following Sarah Kofman ( 2007 , 241), living on in the face of the intolerable. In her early book War’s Other Voices , cooke ( 1987 ) writes about the “Beirut Decentrists” and returns repeatedly to literature that engages the corpse. In a piece in the collection The Moon’s Tears , Wisal Khalid writes of...
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Published: 01 July 2016
Figure 2. Women using outdoor gym equipment in Cumhuriyet Park. Faces are not exposed to honor their request. Photo: Sertaç Sehlikoglu Figure 2. Women using outdoor gym equipment in Cumhuriyet Park. Faces are not exposed to honor their request. Photo: Sertaç Sehlikoglu More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 58–90.
Published: 01 November 2010
... internal debates about the representation of the female body and concepts of modesty. Central to this is the problem of what Muslim looks like, or what looks Muslim. The challenges faced by Muslim style intermediaries in staging a dressed body recognizable to readers as Muslim parallel those faced by the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... into French secular culture. Moroccan Jews in Israel today, faced with persistent discrimination, largely cling to religiously based, conservative gender norms. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Morocco Jews sexuality In debates over Europe’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Farrah Jafari Recent scholarly research on the Iranian transsexual raises significant issues about the position of Islam toward members of the transsexual community and about the challenges facing sexual lifestyles that are aberrant to heteronormative behavior in Iran. In 1967, the exiled Ayatollah...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 July 2014
... and family life, a search for stable work, and an intention to take advantage of a discovered market niche were identified as main motivators. The major difficulties faced by these entrepreneurs were insufficient financial resources and access to external financing. The findings help explain regional...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... this article, we first examine the “Iranian ART revolution” that has allowed donor technologies to be admitted as a form of assisted reproduction. Then we examine the response of Iranian women to their infertility and the profound social pressures they face. We argue that the experience of infertility...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 60–80.
Published: 01 July 2008
... an “imperial adventure hero,” allowing gendered relations of power to recoup in the face of challenges to imperial masculinity. Sarah A. Kaiksow’s interests in the Middle East revolve around questions of gender, law and society, modernity, and postcoloniality. She is currently a graduate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... so often found themselves unable to consider any other issue of the Sudanese women’s struggles once they heard about FGC. In the face of this imperial discourse and the harm it has done, both to international alliances and to respect for feminist movements in their varying contexts, I utilize Hale’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
... awarded them numerous rights, required that they not only demand new rights but also develop a discourse different from that of the state. However, as Tunisian feminist discourse was becoming institutionalized (e.g. with the publication of the magazine Nissa ) in the face of a growing Islamist movement...
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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): 106–127.
Published: 01 March 2007
... studies in order to understand some of the challenges that face us in translating terms and concepts involved in gender studies as a discipline that links an international body of scholars and activists, focusing specifically on the developing field of gender studies in Egypt, whose primary responsibility...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Lebanese in the face of a “war on terror” discourse that conflated Lebanese Shi‘ite masculinity with Hizballah and terrorism. This essay aims to expand theories on the intersections between gender and nation in light of transnational experiences of war. It also questions the expansiveness of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 91–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... into value and vice versa by deploying the image of the pious feminine to incite consumer desire while denying accusations that this is simply capitalism with a religious face. Based on research and interviews with the editorial staff of one Islamic fashion magazine, NooR, this article traces how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” within aspirational maternalism. The ideal-typical Mère Célibataire is capable of achieving the transformation from victim to self-sovereign mother. And yet, aspirational maternalism elides the significant structural obstacles to independence that single mothers face. Copyright © 2018 by the...
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Published: 01 July 2016
Figure 3. Women’s exercise often begins with a fast walk followed by a workout on the equipment. There are only two men in this photo: one is walking against the stream (Zeki, in the front, facing away from the camera), and another comes with his spouse. Cumhuriyet Park. Photo: Sertaç Sehlikoglu More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 2. Fadia Basrawi to the left, Adnan Khayat in the center, and Munira Khayyat on her tenth birthday in Beirut in October 1986. Adnan launches into birthday song as Munira and her mother light the candles on the ballerina birthday cake. Smiling faces, red Jell-O, and birthday delights offer More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 242–245.
Published: 01 July 2018
... streets of Istanbul and watched with sorrow their hungry faces too proud to beg for money. I decided to film the human faces of this tragedy. The first documentary I directed on the Syrian crisis was about the schooling problems of refugee kids at the Turkish-Syrian border right after the war began in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 July 2015
... on how they define and pursue social change agendas. They face diverse challenges shaped by intersecting hegemonic systems (familial, security, legal, transnational governance, and global capitalism). The general landscape for independent activism is extremely restricted and regulated. Most activism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 March 2015
... solidarity center, where women experiencing domestic violence may reach us via telephone or e-mail or face to face. Mor Çatı has run three shelters in Istanbul. Since March 2009 Mor Çatı has continued to run only one independent shelter project with the backing of the Şişli municipality, the European...