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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Attiya Ahmad Abstract In recent years marriages among Muslims of different ethnonational backgrounds have developed in the Gulf region. While proponents of these “Muslim marriages” depict them as transnational alternatives to ethnonational forms of affinity and belonging, as I discuss...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Marcia C. Inhorn In the Middle East, many men who experience reproductive difficulties within marriage end up undergoing a risky form of male genital surgery called “varicocelectomy.” Promoted by urological surgeons as a way to enhance fertility, varicocelectomy is a form of men's embodied...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) using donor gametes and embryos have been legitimized by religious authorities and passed into law. This has placed Iran, a Shia-dominant country, in a unique position vis-à-vis the Sunni Islamic world, where all forms of gamete donation are strictly prohibited...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
... contemporary manifestations that have emerged in the context of fashion over the past ten years. It is proposed that, although the ‘abaya-as-fashion presents a case of resistance and deviation from its original form, consent by the hegemonic order lies within the ultimate preservation of the ‘abaya’s essential...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 80–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Anne-Marie McManus Why do novels and studies originating in the United States and Europe sympathetically depict Middle Eastern women who commit or support forms of violence identified as terrorist? This article draws on scholarship on cosmopolitanism and the sentimental novel, as well...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 31–57.
Published: 01 November 2008
... not in polar opposition over family planning. Egyptian women activists, medical specialists, state officials, and American population experts formed alliances that crossed national boundaries and cut at cross purposes to promote their varied agendas. The main losers in the scramble to establish family planning...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., selected films, literature, and choreography, this essay argues that the discussed works dislodge dabke from its feminized association with authenticity, folk culture, and nationhood to instead represent dabke as a form of hegemonic masculinity that perpetuates sovereignty, patriarchy, and autocracy...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 59–80.
Published: 01 March 2022
... on lay practice as a form of medical training. Women’s ascension in the medical profession was further thwarted by colonial accreditation requirements and a series of laws that emerged during the British occupation and the ensuing mandate. Gradually and in limited numbers, some women were afforded...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 July 2021
... that diasporic literary narratives have functioned as part of what has led to today’s online platforms and cyberactivism. The article approaches these literary narratives as forms of counterdiscourse, rearticulating alternative narratives about women’s movements against compulsory veiling. Produced in diaspora...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and France with non-governmental organization workers and village girls, it demonstrates how humanitarian work is rendered meaningful by specific actors, its effects coexisting alongside, rather than supplanting, other forms of sociality. In tracing the ways in which a youth habitus based on rights is “made...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... attachment, and bodily pleasure. I seek to show that, despite their varied geographical and linguistic provenance, these advice tracts share a number of themes that coalesce to form an overarching discourse on eroticism. I argue that this prevailing discourse presents erotic desire, expression, and pleasure...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of the sexualized meanings and queer desires within GayRomeo.com with local politics and practices affords new forms of self-description and embodied practice online as a queer Lebanese subject. Using context analysis to explore manifestations of selfhood within GayRomeo.com, as well as secondary literature about...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., this analysis of the much celebrated Family Code and its two main goals-“doing justice to women” and “preserving men’s dignity”-and of the regime’s ambivalent discourse on gender equality as defined by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) paints a more realistic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 52–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., “orthodox” Islam. The past few decades in Sanaa, however, have witnessed a rise in socially-restrictive forms of Salafi Islam, especially among the younger generations, which has had consequences for Yemeni women and their ability to carry out roles in the public sector. On the other hand, the Salafis...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... patterns and family forms, combating prostitution, eliminating women’s traditional head coverings, and reining in what the AIU saw as men’s promiscuity and homosexual tendencies. Ultimately, the AIU helped further estrange Moroccan Jews from Muslims but failed to secure Moroccan Jews’ smooth integration...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... by the Republican elites’ attempts to redefine family life and gender roles, and to hear, albeit at some remove, the voices of those caught up in such tensions. It also reveals the diversity of voices within the Republican camp in this early formative period. A. HOLLY...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 45–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Amalia Sa‘ar This paper takes issue with a certain inconsistency in the collective portrait of Palestinian women citizens of Israel, as it is depicted in the feminist literature which emphasizes, simultaneously, multiple forms of oppression and impressive resisting capacities, but does not give...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 30–59.
Published: 01 July 2008
... women’s different forms of political activism in the national struggle and/or peace-building initiatives, this paper critically discusses a variety of gendered conflict resolution approaches and concludes that, contrary to such charges, contextualized culturally specific gender norms might in fact prove...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... on a weekly basis. They also spoke of reluctance to take part in many of their mother’s communal religious practices and events. In this study I analyze the reasons for this generational change, and examine the impact of modernity and new forms of media, such as televangelism, on educated Yemeni women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 348–365.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Nora Tataryan Aslan Abstract Through a consideration of three film works— Ravished Armenia/Auction of Souls (1919), Testimony (2007), and Remembering (2019), which all represent the testimonies of Armenian women to form truths of the catastrophe—this article problematizes how such portrayals might...
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