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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 53–82.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Ruth Barzilai-Lumbroso This paper discusses the study of Ottoman dynastic history through women’s writings, such as harem women’s personal letter correspondence, women’s harem memoirs and recollections, and foreign women travelers’ accounts, published in popular historical magazines in Turkey...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Julia Clancy-Smith “ Gendering the History of Libya: Transnational and Feminist Approaches ”, “ Centre and Periphery: Variation in Gendered Space among Libyan Jews ,” Simon Rachel “ Reimagining Colony and Metropole: Images of Italy and Libya during the Italo...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 326–336.
Published: 01 July 2017
... nonnormative sexual and gendered embodiments and desires. Zaatari’s reprints of El Madani’s photographs bring to the fore those shadow histories, practices, subjectivities, and desires that mark the space of the region and that are occluded and deemed inconsequential not only within Lebanon’s history but...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 94–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Schirin Amir-Moazami The Production of the Muslim Woman: Negotiating Text, History, and Ideology , Zayzafoon Lamia Ben Youssef . Lanham : Lexington Books , 2005 . Pp. xii, 213 . ISBN 0-739-10962-6 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009 94...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Rosemary Sayigh This paper examines representations of “self” embodied in the life histories of women members of a Palestinian refugee camp community in Lebanon. Stereotypes of “self” are inherently ambivalent (Guttman 1988) as sites of both subjection and resistance. This ambivalence is strongly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Ray Jureidini From a series of interviews with Lebanese middle- and upper-class women in their latter years, the paper traces an oral history of domestic service in Lebanon over the past century. The interviews reveal various periods when women and girls were recruited from the local village poor...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 213–216.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies , lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu . Seçil Yılmaz and Susanna Ferguson , Ottoman History Podcast , www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com . Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 As security concerns and border restrictions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 453–457.
Published: 01 November 2017
... were subject to her criticism. She emphasized the contradictions and debates within these projects as generative of what she called “renewed histories of the future” (Harlow 1996 , 10). Harlow focused on the possibility of producing narratives that challenge conditions of domination and oppression, as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 148–150.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Sertaç Sehlikoglu Harem Histories: Envisioning Places and Living Spaces , Booth Marilyn , ed. Durham; London : Duke University Press , 2010 . 416 pages. ISBN 978-0-8223-4869-6 . Copyright © 2013 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2013 148  mn  Journal of Middle East...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 323–342.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mariz Tadros Abstract This article examines incidents of politically motivated sexual violence against men in protest spaces at a distinct juncture in Egypt’s history, after the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak (2011–13). The article examines the reified conceptions of masculinities in relation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 75–98.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Ashraf Zahedi This article examines the history of the veil and its changing social meanings in Iran. Embedded in the meaning of the veil is the erotic meaning of female hair. The symbiotic relations of the “cover” (the veil) and the “covered” (female hair) are central to this history. Iranian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... androgyny,” is both an innovation and a restoration. Many ancient religious and mystic texts from across the world held very similar views, before patriarchy prevailed and history became dominated by the voice of the few, turning sex/gender into a privilege or a limitation. The Saadawian androgyny is a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... between literary work and critical social history, producing what we may term counterhistories of the Lebanese Civil War and the Partition of India. In both of these novels, a girl upon the verge of sexual maturation sees the eruption of violence in the society around her to be fundamentally analogous to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 July 2010
... political relevance, according to the women I interviewed it is only in the last few decades that women have used their ma’atim for purposes other than religious and social. In the past, Bahraini Shi‘i women used this space to grieve the martyrdom of figures from Shi‘i sacred history. Now they have begun to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 56–88.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Smadar Lavie This paper analyzes the failure of Israel’s Ashkenazi (Jewish, of European, Yiddish-speaking origin) feminist peace movement to work within the context of Middle East demographics, cultures, and histories and, alternately, the inabilities of the Mizrahi (Oriental) feminist movement to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 41–62.
Published: 01 November 2012
... brief review of recent Egyptian economic history, focusing on metaphorical colonization and the policing of gender and sexuality. Also important for contextualizing of this study is a review of identity formation and national identity, as well as of recent issues surrounding censorship. In order to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2006
... in the public sphere, changing the terms of participation in this sphere, and making women and gender issues a matter of national dialogue and contention for the first time in Morocco’s history. Fatima Sadiqi holds a PhD in theoretical lingusitics and is currently a senior professor of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 31–52.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Kathryn Libal This article examines debates over Turkish women’s emancipation and women’s independent organizing in Turkey during the 1930s. It traces the troubled history of Turkey’s most prominent independent women’s organization, the Turkish Women’s Union (Türk Kadın Birliği), focusing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi This article sketches a history of Iran’s early girls’ school movement and examines its origins, goals, curricular content, and relationship to the state. It revises the tendency in the existing scholarship on modern education and reform to credit the Pahlavi state as the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 July 2011
... histories of the biographer that have not received their due attention. It argues that Abdel Rahman’s independent views regarding the role of religion and modernity in colonial and postcolonial societies made her the unlikely heroine of the post-1952 republican regime. These views also shaped her...