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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 216–218.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Katja Žvan Elliott Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood: The Negated Sex . Osire Glacier . Cham : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017 . ix + 193 pages. isbn 9783319532851. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 Osire...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 258–260.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Sarah Irving Agency and Gender in Gaza: Masculinity, Femininity, and Family during the Second Intifada . Muhanna Aitemad . Farnham : Ashgate , 2013 . 222 pages. isbn 9781409454533 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 As Nicola Pratt...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a messianic femininity that emphasizes maternal duties and women’s redemptive power in Judaism while challenging male religious authorities and religious law in other areas. Activists define themselves as guardians of domestic space and the House of God (the future Third Temple) and redeemers of the Jewish...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Hülya Adak Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 This essay examines three works by women writers, Sevgi Soysal, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, and Perihan Mağden, who experiment with feminine writing ( l’écriture féminine ) in Turkish literature and explore...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 275–283.
Published: 01 July 2016
... by offering alternative models for young girls. In Framing Muslims Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin ( 2011 , 182) write that Islamic dolls and Barbie dolls are instances of the same marketing ideologies: both “operate to define available spaces for Western and Muslim femininities.” Positioned as an alternative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 374–378.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., texts, photographs, videos, and objects inspired by answers to the questionnaire on the theme of motherhood and fertility. The tent also served as a place where audiences could comfortably read Alaca Heyheyler and think collaboratively about dreams, thoughts, and feminine cycles. One picture...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 427–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sevil Çakir Kilinçoğlu sevilcakir@gmail.com The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement: Gender, Body Politics, and Militant Femininities . Isabel Käser . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2021 . 288 pages. isbn 9781316519745. Copyright © 2023 by the Association...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Aziza Khazzoom Abstract In Israel, Middle Eastern women are read as more “traditional” than European women. Yet life-story interviews conducted for this article reveal that elderly Polish Jewish women self-present as traditionally feminine—emphasizing home-centeredness, passivity, modesty, self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Claudia Liebelt Abstract Based on research in Istanbul in 2013–14, the article describes a changing urban geography of beauty, which has multiple repercussions on women’s spatialized notions of femininity, intimate bodily grooming, and aesthetics. Beauty salons in two neighborhoods typically placed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., capitalism, and gender. In particular, the focus on the intimate in Zaat reveals how political projects are depicted in the domestic sphere through the lens of women’s work. The article explores two themes: one, the increasing financial pressure and its effects on constructs of masculinity and femininity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 31–55.
Published: 01 July 2007
... women, about themselves, and about their conception of ideal manhood. I argue that overt discussions of masculinity ran parallel to discussions of femininity. They might not have dominated the cultural scene like the debates on “the woman question,” but they are revealing of the complexities of gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 139–160.
Published: 01 July 2015
... analysis, I closely examine the borderline space between the ideals of beautification and concealment and how women construct their fashionable veiling in it. By reading the women’s deployment of these ideals against their juristic connotations, I underscore the significance of the veiled Muslim femininity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 Indonesia’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
... spectatorship femininity gender and sexual nonnormativity This article uses two popular Golden Era belly-dance films to argue that mainstream film in Egypt simultaneously enabled and disciplined nonnormative gendered and sexual behavior, specifically between women. Drawing on queer-of-color critique, I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 340–342.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for Saudi women that they could not have in heterosocial settings. In these spaces women from different family, class, and social backgrounds—who normally would not have a chance to meet each other—interact and negotiate the parameters of femininity and what it means to be a “Saudi woman.” Le Renard...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with gendered and sexual representa- tions of femininity and queerness with reference to the local, namely, Kuwait, as well as the regional, that is, the Arab Gulf and the Arab world at large. In both photographs, references to the Arab Gulf and Kuwait are specifically manifest in the queer. Butch...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 22–42.
Published: 01 March 2021
... emigrated to Israel with her family in 1975. She lives and works in Beit Halevi, Israel. Over the years her art has been exhibited in Israel and abroad ( fig. 1 ). Her original artworks present numerous feminine images—mothers, goddesses, and young girls. This article focuses on her girlhood images alone...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 455–459.
Published: 01 November 2016
... emphatically rooted in Morocco, a feminist who refused to be classified as either “secular” or “Islamic,” a defender of women’s claims to equal public participation and personal self-determination, and a lyrical narrator of feminine voices, spaces, and subjectivities. Her project as a scholar and a writer...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 11176430.
Published: 18 April 2024
... the construction of femininities in late Pahlavi Iran through an analysis of women s weekly magazines. In a bid to address the relative absence of scholarly interest in popular culture studies of the Pahlavi period, Hendelman-Baavur reviews the two most popular women s magazines of the time, Ettela at-e Banuvan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., and with the advent of the Reform Era in the 1990s, postmodernism became a thriving ground for reconfiguring the typology of Persian femininity and the deterritorializing politics of identity, as young and enthusiastic female poets found, for the first time in the decades after the revolution, some cultural leeway...