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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
... containment. The analysis centers women, attends to women’s homoeroticism and nonnormative desires, and reads popular film as constituted by and constituting of mainstream conventions of gender and sexuality. It argues that mainstream belly-dance films made considerable space for homoerotic exchanges amid...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 368–370.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 HELEM means “dream” in Arabic and is the acronym for Lebanese Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBTs), which includes protection for persons with nonnormative sexualities and gender identity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 433–449.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in contact with foreigners (France 2007 ). Nevertheless, the situation was not desperate in the 1990s for most men with nonnormative gender and sexual embodiments and identities or for those who engaged in same-sex relations. In 1994, a few years after the conversation between Hussein and tribal leaders...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-modernist-democratic political critique to sexual nonnormativity and sets them apart from their peers as they turn the party into a site of cruising, redirecting attention from the uselessness of poetic words to Fuʾad’s body. Like Arabic poetry, novels and short stories were not necessarily oppositional...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2024
... set out to address the “epistemic challenges facing empirical approaches to gender normativity in the Middle East” by focusing on four key sociological premises: the fluctuating hierarchies producing norms, the variety of intersecting authority sources on gender and sexuality, the manifold settings...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 301–302.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Moruzzi to the life and works of the pioneering Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi, who died on November 30, 2015. The articles in this themed issue focus on the gender and sexuality of militarization, war, and violence. Following a preface by feminist theorist Cynthia Enloe, the first two articles...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 326–336.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to glimpse the contours of what I term queer regions . 1 This essay focuses on the unsettling effects of queer region in its subnational sense, where I use the term to name the particularities of gender and sexual logics in spaces that exist in a tangential relation to the nation as it is hegemonically...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 252–254.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Dalia Abd El-Hameed Sociocultural norms entitle men to even more privileges, including freer mobility and more autonomy in their premarital sexual lives, provided these sexual encounters are defined as masculine and heteronormative. However, men with nonnormative sexual orientations or practices...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2024
... for young individuals seeking unconventional relationships. The book, however, does not explore nonheterosexual relationships and nonnormative identities. Including such experiences would have broadened its scope and explained how people with different sexual orientations navigate romantic life amid...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 333–337.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The intersection of gender with sexuality and migration was sidelined in favor of a focus on states, policy making, and the political mainstream. The local relevance of knowledge production was central to discourse during the two-day conference, as participants attempted to interrogate and envision...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 68–74.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Helfer claims, drawing for evidence on the writings of Western travelers beginning with Lawrence of Arabia (96). He argues that Easterners’ contempt for women is linked to their contempt for homosexuality (97). Even when nonnormative Eastern sexuality travels and settles in Europe, it continues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 457–461.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in relation to neoliberalism while bringing our attention to a key epistemic problem in the field. Savcı argues that studying nonnormative sexual subjectivity through the lens of anthropological difference confines the critiques of neoliberalism to US and western European contexts and situates Islam...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (2): 249–257.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., making the message clear, direct, and strongly didactic. One of the most rudimentary yet most complex images depicts a childlike “doll”: Fasiki ( 2019 : 12) has marked the brain, associated with one’s gender identity; the heart, responsible for sexual orientation; and finally, the genitals, which...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and experiences of gender and sexual identities in Turkey since the 1990s. On the one hand, the rise of political Islam and of neoliberalization has spurred a newly invigorated familialism and heteronormativity. On the other hand, different, nonconforming sexualities have acquired considerable public visibility...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , they are indeed passing a judgment about normative manliness and not so much about sexual orientation. C. J. Pascoe ( 2005 , 342) wrote: “The fag epithet, when hurled at other boys, may or may not have explicit sexual meanings, but it always has gendered meanings. When a boy calls another boy a fag, it means he...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 379–400.
Published: 01 November 2023
... reproductive freedoms. Instead, they have foregrounded an intersectional social justice approach to emphasize how gender and sexuality interact with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and disability to affect people’s reproductive experiences (Fried 2008 ; Price 2010 ). Yet bodily autonomy has remained...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 267–290.
Published: 01 November 2023
... , in which women become instruments through which the state enacts larger political agendas (Tchaïcha and Arfaoui 2017 : 3). Tunisian state feminism and women’s socioreligious covering in Tunisia indicate how social conflicts about gender and sexuality, as perpetuated by both the state and society...
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