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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Kristina Richardson The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature Hamdar Abir Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press , 2014 . 166 pages. isbn 9780815633655 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 In the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 168–172.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Noor Al-Qasimi Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 The Female Rehabilitation Home in Sharjah receives Arab girls prone to deviancy between the ages of nine and nineteen where the most ubiquitous cases relate to issues of adultery and illegitimate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... . Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 SUAD JOSEPH GH 79 LEARNING DESIRE Relational Pedagogies and the Desiring Female Subject in Lebanon SUAD...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 133–138.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Karen G. Ruffle The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual: Devotional Practices of Pakistan and India , Abbas Shemeem Burney . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2002 . Pp. xxx + 209 . $45.00 Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ellen Gruenbaum Sondra Hale’s self-imposed thirty years of silence on female circumcision—broken in 1994 for her Ufahamu article and discussed in her chapter for Obioma Nnaemeka’s Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge (Praeger, 2005)—was grounded in her critique of the “residuals” of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 109–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Khaled Abu Asbah; Muhammed Abu Nasra; Khawla Abu-Baker This study examines gender perceptions and attitudes of Arab male and female teachers in Israel. This quantitative study includes 302 Arab Muslim male and female teachers in the Arab education system. The results show that participants believe...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 80–106.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Catherine Sawers This article explores the gendered subtext of film criticism that both praises and vilifies Gillo Pontecorvo’s Bataille d’Alger . The female characters play a prominent role in the film’s action, and, in particular, the women’s roles underscore the film’s ideological emphasis on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Simonowitz In the Islamic world, an important body of biographical material traces the chains of transmission of calligraphic instruction over many centuries. Although there is comparatively little documentation on women who have practiced calligraphy, scattered references do mention female...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Hagar Salamon; Esther Juhasz In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Tunisian Jewish female body was subjected to a dramatic fattening process in preparation for marriage. Immediately following the girl’s engagement, her body became the focus of an intense transformative regimen aimed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Cyrus Schayegh This article analyzes one of the first book-length Iranian treatises on female criminality, Qadisih Hijāzi’s Barrisi-yi jarā’im-i zan dar Irān (1962), to show how in the eyes of contemporary Iranian cultural critics and social scientists, female criminality was prefigured by gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zimu Niu Abstract This article discusses a model of male-female relation promoted by the Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi. El Saadawi argued that man and woman are born exactly the same: not only do they resemble each other, but they constitute together a single entity that is humanity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... prioritized individual constructions of female identity and plurality of representation. The article investigates the novel’s narrative aspects—hybridity, polyphony, intertextuality—which illustrate the quest for a new Egyptian female identity. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 75–98.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Ashraf Zahedi This article examines the history of the veil and its changing social meanings in Iran. Embedded in the meaning of the veil is the erotic meaning of female hair. The symbiotic relations of the “cover” (the veil) and the “covered” (female hair) are central to this history. Iranian...
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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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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
... modern law and society as both a promise of lifelong companionship and a private institution that threatens to close a woman off from her other relationships, especially those with her female friends, and thereby from her means of engaging in the ethical work of developing a pious self. It also reads...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 28–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marie Duboc For the past decade Egypt has been experiencing the largest wave of labor action since the 1950s with over two million Egyptians protesting in the workplace between 2004 and 2011. The centrality of gender in labor protests seemed obvious when in December 2006 the female workers of the...
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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 July 2018) 14 (2): 152–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Indira Falk Gesink Abstract Sexuality scholarship demonstrates the historical production of the male/female sexual binary in scientific discourse. While some scholars have applied the insights of this scholarship to modern Islamic contexts, studies on intersex persons ( khuntha ) in premodern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 261–282.
Published: 01 November 2015
... women politicians on the local level. This article draws on extensive personal interviews with twenty-six female councillors from the first cohort of women elected under the quota. The results show that even a quota enacted in a clientelist system such as Jordan’s can bring positive change for women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Sarah Irving Abstract National or ethnic collectivities are often coded in art, propaganda, and other media as “female”—passive, possessed, and penetrable by the enemy other. Particularly during times of conflict, the nation or homeland is depicted as a woman whose purity must be protected by men...