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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 (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 in this...
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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 as on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 31–57.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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...
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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 (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. In...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Blue Aubergine (1998) as representative of the New Age feminist writing of Jil al-Tisʾinaat. This antiestablishment form of feminism rebelled against the ideologies of previous movements. It distorted the conventional binaries, such as secular versus Islamic, and promoted hybridity. Finally, it...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
...J. Andrew Bush Abstract Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, this article tracks the imbrication of ordinary and mystical desire in the life of a Muslim man who disavows pietistic forms of ethical striving. It examines the way tropes of desire from Sufi poetry affect...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... (or female genital cutting, FGC) was being co-opted by imperial discourses calling for civilizing the women in African, Arab, and Muslim societies—what one might label a form of trafficking in women. Hale chose to decline to address the issue of female circumcision for many years, since her audiences...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 8–39.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Judith E. Tucker The practices of pirates and corsairs in the Mediterranean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries provide the backdrop for a discussion of gendered violence. First I explore the most common form of that violence—male on male violence—and argue that it can be as fully gendered...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... patriarchal dominance. It unfolds the dynamics of “giving voice” to Abouzeid’s illiterate mother and grandmother while challenging the content and principles underlying their utterances. These dynamics are further complicated by her father’s formative yet problematic political stances. The final section...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., Fuʾad al-Takarli, and Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, this article argues that the innovative aesthetic forms and themes adopted by men writers and their dedication to political and cultural renewal ( tajdid ) and social reform used the figure of the prostitute to articulate a vision of women’s liberation that...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... styles of bodily appearance and forms of intimate relations. Beauty salon customers and workers create strategies to deal with (bodily) intimacy and test the moral, social, and religious boundaries of what is attractive, respectable, or permissible. Defying common assumptions, upwardly mobile pious women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... patriarchal power and cooperating through storytelling. Both narratives reflect their own forms of “multiple critique.” Tomorrow confronts the exploitation of the working class in postcolonial Morocco but does so in a way that disguises a frontal challenge to the masculinist context of the 1960s and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... regulate sex/gender transgression. I argue that this institutional fixation develops specific proximities and forms of touch by the state on (and in) the bodies of trans women and gay men, which in turn plays a pivotal role in the institutional production of sexual difference and normative regulation of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 60–85.
Published: 01 July 2006
... the forms of their activism and thereby expanded their influence in the public sphere. Of course, not all these women activists were critical; fundamental tendencies in a postcolonial context, I want to make a clear-cut distinction between “functional women activists,” who serve to reproduce and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 March 2007
... exemplified around the Palestinian refugee identity (to submit or to resist?); and again, though in different terms, for women members of refugee communities. (In camps, gender conservatism was multi-sourced, forming a link with Palestine, a boundary differentiating Palestinians from the “host” population...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emine Rezzan Karaman Abstract This article analyzes the construction of motherhood as a form of political agency in Turkey with particular references to the Saturday Mothers and the Peace Mothers, respectively, the mothers of the disappeared and the mothers of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 36–53.
Published: 01 November 2009
... creating more space for themselves by resisting certain Islamist initiatives, polygyny in particular. Even as they demonstrate resistance and agency, however, the political context in which Islamist and nationalist group weddings occur is unfavorable to women, as both forms lead to more segregated gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... intersectionality in light of a collective experience of military invasion in which the urgency of war overdetermines the significance of other forms of oppression, including gender oppression. Nadine Naber is an Assistant Professor in the Program on American Culture and the Department of Women’s Studies and an...