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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 50–67.
Published: 01 March 2016
... gradual construction of the new qabaday , screenwriters shifted to an anxious focus on absent father figures and a more emotionally connected fatherhood ideal that surpassed the father as protector and financial provider. The fall of the qabaday and the cessation of yearning for a protective masculinity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and language to bring out the autobiographical subject’s struggle to identify with and against authority figures while forging her own voice. It highlights Abouzeid’s mother’s powerful presence voicing indigenous and traditional perspectives and the father’s silent (and silenced) voice, despite his...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
... intended fathers in the study simultaneously negated, expected, feared, and desired intimacy. The emphasis of the surrogates’ monetary interests kept the women outside the fathers’ families. Yet framing surrogacy as pure work conflicts with the affection and appreciation the men felt toward their...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Symbolic order, which is dominated by the patriarchal signifier. I also argue that Saddam, an intrusive Name-of-the-Father, validates the biographical endeavor and lures the narrative discourse into being. This article uses Lacanian theory to examine Zainab Salbi’s autobiography, Between Two Worlds...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... women have been able to overcome their infertility through ARTs, not all women’s lives are improved by these technologies. The Iranian civil law emphasizes that family is a warm and placid institute founded upon the authority of the husband and the father. Motherhood and doing housework are the woman’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 80–93.
Published: 01 March 2009
... females aged 15–64 and 0.4% of non-Qatari females in the same age group. The study provides important indices and conclusions, e.g., a substantial percentage of the participants have experienced violence, with most violence occurring within the family, from family males such as brothers, fathers, or...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 1. Fadia hunched over studies in her dorm room at Beirut College for Women in 1971, her junior year. After graduating in 1972, she briefly returned to Aramco before eloping with our father in London in December of that year. Figure 1. Fadia hunched over studies in her dorm room at Beirut More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 312–314.
Published: 01 July 2017
... camps. Mousa’s father (Hussein Nakhleh) epitomizes the steady, reliable, hardworking man who has endured such hardships as life in a refugee camp and is grateful to have a permit that allows him “inside” to do honest work and keep food on the table. Mousa is more preoccupied with the scant income he...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... included the familiar character of the runaway girl. This girl is usually trying to escape an oppressive condition, such as an overbearing father (as in Reza Mirkarimi’s Daughter ) or crippling poverty (as in Farzad Motamen’s Last Time When You Saw Sahar? ). She may also be running away for love (as in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 362.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the foreground, smiling cinematically as he embraces his unsmiling younger brother in anticipation of the shot to be taken. In the background, his father, who holds Fahmi’s shoulder firmly, is flanked by his beaming wife and daughter. Lit by a source to the left into an unseen camera, the photograph...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 258–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... exhibiting false consciousness. I find that the howzevi women were both facilitated and limited by self-imposed practices, such as exercising caution about their social visibility outside the home or showing deference toward their husbands and fathers. Because their experiences with the “rule of men” were...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in my country were forbidden [ mahrumat ] from going to school, and even now there are many [who cannot], under the influence of a reactionary spirit [ taʿassub rajʿiy ]” (al-Rawi 1967 , 10). In Dreams Fatima’s father argues that because the colonists have occupied Morocco, women must be kept...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 291–295.
Published: 01 July 2016
... alternative narrative to that of the nation’s father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. His Nutuk ( Speech ) deals with the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, with himself as hero (Atatürk 1989 ). He even calls some individuals who participated in establishing the Republic of Turkey traitors, including Edip for...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 315–317.
Published: 01 July 2017
... jurists, yet the connections are clear and convincing in Azam’s analysis. Because late antique Near Eastern legal theory dictated that a woman’s sexuality belonged to her father before marriage and to her husband after marriage, sexual violation was viewed as the usurpation of another man’s property...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 March 2017
... perseverance, determination, and survival. Gohar Dashti was born in Iran in 1980, a year after the Iranian Revolution and the beginning of the war between Iran and Iraq. The Today’s Life and War series reflects her experiences growing up in Ahvaz, near her father’s hometown, on the border between Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 268–291.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Figure 1. Fadia hunched over studies in her dorm room at Beirut College for Women in 1971, her junior year. After graduating in 1972, she briefly returned to Aramco before eloping with our father in London in December of that year. Figure 1. Fadia hunched over studies in her dorm room at Beirut...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 November 2018
... centrality of food to men’s fluid identities as husbands, fathers, and sons. Her interlocutors, inspired by duty as well as by affection, regularly and proudly shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat for their families. The work argues that the intersection of “affection and authority” undergirds a wide...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... —The stick keeps striking her between her thighs, causing severe pain that she has never before suffered. The criminal is never identified, although through Hamida’s eyes, we vaguely see his face that “resembles her father, brother, uncle, cousin, or any other man” (18). As Hamida learns about her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 292–313.
Published: 01 November 2018
... child with a father is assumed only if he is the mother’s husband, so the child is considered a product of the “marriage bed” ( al-walad li-l-firash ). The International Islamic Fiqh Academy, the Islamic Fiqh Council, and the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences represent this majority opinion on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 104–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
... great and merciless that there is no time for grieving, for manual labor must continue if Om Amira and her remaining family are to survive. The movie follows the emotional world of Nesma, a Baghdadi girl who cares for her deceased father’s homing pigeons even though her mother and neighbors view...