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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 359–386.
Published: 01 November 2022
... as diseased people who need treatment for an illness. By closely examining the legal-hermeneutical arguments behind four widely cited fatwas on GCS—the fatwas of the Islamic Fiqh Council of the Muslim World League, the National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs, Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī, and Ayatollah Khomeini...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and causes, she de-emphasizes the biographical details of many of the authors. It may have been worthwhile to relate, for example, Bitar’s work as a female ophthalmologist in Syria to her ability to construct complex female characters who wrestle with the physical and symbolic aspects of their illnesses...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 240–255.
Published: 01 July 2021
...: transformations from a whole body to a partial body, from healthy to ill, from interconnected to isolated, and from wholesome to poisoned. This article argues that the systemic disabling and poisoning of women’s bodies in the novel violates the sanctity of the home and body and mirrors the destruction...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 79–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., and people who could actually afford it. The surgery was performed by an Indian doctor who claimed to have found a cure for illnesses like cancer, MS, epilepsy, and other autoimmune diseases. He was, in a sense, performing it illegally. I was desperate for any cure at this point, and like all chronically ill...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the global rise of biomedical psychiatry cannot explain the regionally and historically specific lived experience of mental illness. Proposing an alternative to top-down research methods that Orkideh Behrouzan groups under the rubric of “post-Foucauldian” cultural critique, Prozak Diaries investigates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 458–460.
Published: 01 November 2017
... into my academic research. There were many illness narratives that had not found a home in academic discourse. Throughout my academic career, I was labeled a women’s studies scholar, specifically interested in Arab women and postcolonial literature. I found myself aspiring to be identified as a disability...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... arrives tonight, and how marvelous it is to have her here! I feel we’re building strong links outside of academia. We have already begun to build them a bit, but the essential elements of friendship are now being brought out through illness; for example, we’re able to speak, in depth, about our families...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is marginalized not only by gender but also by ethnicity and mental illness. I present this analysis as one example of a way to think anthropologically about fiction that deals with women’s deep psychological and emotional states, issues, and expression. This anthropological approach focuses specifically...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., Shi‘ism emphasizes harmony between body and mind and in terms of science any one of these individuals who reach this level of illness will not get better. Without substitute, sex reassignment surgery is the only cure.”11 SRS ensures a cure to this disharmony, approved through various fatwas...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 54–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
...- quences of ill health in the hands of the poor. COUNTRY OVERVIEW Th e Lebanese civil war broke out in 1975, and led to the displacement of about one million persons (Assaf and El-Fil 2000). Th e fi rst large-scale wave of displacement occurred along confessional lines...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of illness, health, birth, and death. Observing the interaction between traditional healing practices and modern clinical practices in light of the processes of globalization allows Önder to draw sound conclusions about cultural constructions of beliefs regarding not only medical issues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 39–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the ill who could not afford to pay for it. Both in scope and in depth, SHAHLA TALEBI  mn  49 the injustice she witnessed was greater than the remedy provided by her professional devotion. Like many young intellectuals of her time, including her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 307–325.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Farda . Madani Said . 2013 . Barrisi-i asib-ha-i ijtimai-i ruspigari dar Iran ( A Study of Social Ills in Iran: Prostitution ). Tehran : Yadavaran . Mahdi Ali Akbar . 2004 . “ The Iranian Women’s Movement: A Century Long Struggle .” Muslim World 94 , no. 4 : 427 – 48...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 58–79.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of the notion of Orientalist masculinity—a man in a privileged position with access to knowledge in society—disengaged, detached, and objec- tive for the purposes of his research on Islam. But Rae’s conversion, his illness, and the fact that he needs a translator for his work on the Middle East, argues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 132–133.
Published: 01 November 2007
... contexts with the lives of individuals, i.e., one’s experience of one’s own body, family, and social surroundings. Dr. Birenbaum-Carmeli has published extensively in professional journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Science as Culture. Marcia...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 169–170.
Published: 01 March 2022
... at a diplomatic distance and citing Nawal’s ill health. Madame Sadat apologized that she could do little or nothing, and we rang off. The next day Nawal was released and rewrote the entire piece. It still shines in the anthology. Nawal and I became good friends during the ensuing decades, sometimes arguing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 274–276.
Published: 01 July 2021
... caused by childbirth, breastfeeding, aging, and illness demystify the female body, particularly in relation to its hypersexualization. Using striking and provocative visuals to introduce other stories about the female body, Fasiki upends beauty standards as cartoonish reproductions, asserting...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of nonnormative sexualities, perpetuate negative stereotypes of homosexuality linked to mental illness and alcoholism. A more nuanced engagement with the role of Islam in chapters 6 and 7 could have enriched the analysis by exploring its entanglement with nation-building efforts. In part 3 the reader is taken...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., isn’t it?” Husain replies: “Not really. … It’s a pretty common thing in the history of literature. I always remember Baudelaire writing poems about that horrid Negress.” Jamil then imagines “Baudelaire, the Satanic top-hatted dandy, side-by-side with my grimy ill-dressed companion, emerging from...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 137–139.
Published: 01 July 2006
... but at times “perceived as an aberration…like an illness, or a shameful luxury” (90). Similarly, she learns that concepts of private possession are cultur- ally defined. In one episode, her sisters-in-law borrow her good blouses without permission; while Drouart is furious at the violation...