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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 260–284.
Published: 01 July 2022
... symptoms of exilic trauma. The narrator also suffers from what I term poetic necrophilia, the disease of “loving a country / condemned to death” (59). These sisters of love provide the revolution’s spark aimed at keeping the people’s hopes of freedom alive among violence, dispossession, and acts...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Lihi Ben Shitrit Women’s activism in conservative religious-political movements poses a challenge to liberal feminism. Why do women participate in great numbers in political organizations that seem to limit women’s freedom and equality? My work with women activists in the Islamic Movement...
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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 (2024) 20 (1): 132–140.
Published: 01 March 2024
... in the ideals of “Women, Life, Freedom.” The term was initially introduced in Kurdish as “Jin, Jiyan, Azadi.” The slogan emphasizes the importance of women’s lives and their right to live freely without discrimination or oppression. The revolution has brought about changes in the perspectives and ideals...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and regulation was most highly associated with socioeconomic class. The poorer the women, the fewer their choices and the less freedom they had to determine their lives and their children’s lives. The women interviewed disproportionately reported turning to outsiders, such as psychologists, spiritualists...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 458–468.
Published: 01 November 2023
... politics: a courageous women-led movement sparked by the death of a young Kurdish Iranian woman, Jina (Mahsa) Amini, under police custody, who was detained for “improper” hijab. The principal chant of the protests, the Kurdish Jin, Jiyan, Azadi , translated as “Woman, Life, Freedom,” signed Jina’s name...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in imperial and neoliberal global frames. The positioning of security, freedom, and multiculturalism as technologies of empire enables us to think more concretely about the transnational ramifications of US national discourses. Particularly, in the last chapter her analysis of the heteronormative love story...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 July 2016
... away from patriarchal nationalism. Kurdish women join the YPJ/YJA-Star ranks because they offer a possibility of achieving freedom and equality. In rejecting the idea of the state and taking up arms on behalf of their nation, the women of the YPJ/YJA-Star units are walking toward liberation. In her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 367–372.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Deema Kaedbey Bad Girls of the Arab World . Nadia Yaqub and Rula Quawas , eds. Austin : University of Texas Press , 2017 . 239 pages. isbn 9781477313350 . Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions , Frances S. Hasso and Zakia...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 117–128.
Published: 01 March 2010
... interest for scholars working on the Middle East and its European diaspora is the criminalization of human rights viola- tions that contribute to incitement and which include religion, not only as a freedom of practice but as a category that excites discrimination, intimidation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 423–426.
Published: 01 November 2023
... choices in the book, because I believe that they present a much-needed example for decolonial knowledge production in the social sciences. Then I discuss the book’s monumental task of introducing the history, theories, and practices of the Kurdish women’s freedom movement to broad audiences...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 94–103.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Chow Rey . 2002 . The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Davis Angela . 2016 . Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 185–186.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the struggle,    imagining you by my side. Always with revolutionary love for you, Nawal, my    comrade and sister. Freedom for our Faces Our Bodies Our hearts Our minds Our imaginations. Unveil them all. Dear Nawal, With love for everything you were and are Fierce freedom fighter...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... linear, a backlash, and/or an epistemological shift by showing how feminism has also been instrumentalized and deployed by the media, by pop culture, and by the state as a signal of women’s progress and freedom (quoted in Butler 2013 : 40). Gill ( 2007 : 148) argues that “rather than being understood...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... a nation of a superior race. Notwithstanding his claim that his doctrine is not based on race, when it comes to a woman’s freedom to choose her partner, al-Arsuzi adamantly justifies full control over her choices (305). Given the hierarchical structure of al-Arsuzi’s conception of family and the nation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2019
... pointing in the direction of promised freedoms, equality, and respect. Just days before lifting the ban on driving, several leaders of the nascent Saudi feminist movement were arrested on a series of vague charges, including contact with foreign embassies, being agents of foreign enemy governments...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as breathing: freedom.19 The founder of the Iranian Queer Railroad (IRQR), a Canada-based organization that purports to help Iranian queer refugees all over the world, Parsi has been deemed by the mainstream international media to be the expert on the persecution of queers in Iran. Before establishing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 246–247.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and authors, discouraged by the weak response to feminist claims made during the Arab Spring and by the lack of media support for improving the future of women. Qandisha respects universal rights and freedoms and promotes independent over collective thinking, which has been unfair to women. In its quest...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 411–415.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kristin V. Monroe Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shiʿite South Beirut . Deeb Lara and Harb Mona . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2013 . 304 pages. isbn 9780691153667. Gaining Freedoms: Claiming Space in Istanbul and Berlin...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2009
... delivered her “Radio Address to the Nation” (Bush 2001). Th e report and the radio address focus on two key issues: restric- tions on female education and restrictions on women’s dress. Th e report suggests that the burqa limits freedom of movement and hence violates “the basic principles...