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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Arab immigrant women in Chicago and its inner suburbs (henceforth Chicagoland). The activities of the AWC form a significant part of the programming of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a Chicago-based grassroots organization providing social services, education, youth development, cultural...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and then explore links between Orientalism and that retraditionalization. The data are life stories of bourgeois-origin Jewish women who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s from Poland and Iraq. As children, the women received similar messages about educational and occupational possibilities for women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
... women exploring issues of gender, faith, social justice, and human rights across historical and cultural boundaries. I argue that the imaginative recovery of Farrokhzad by Iranian immigrant women writers and artists not only complicates the West’s frequently reductive contemporary representations of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
... notes how she tends to an analysis of the agency of these immigrants, there is little reference by Lalami to their religious identifiers. This is not an omission but a literary strategy suggesting that religious liaisons form venues of challenge and agency in Islamist revivals. Since faith practices are...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 March 2016
... women challenge gender expectations and undermine conventional concepts of masculinity by creating a variety of male images, such as the liberal-minded individual, the frustrated intellectual, the sexually disoriented male, the business tycoon, the hapless immigrant, and the Islamic jihadist—all as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 March 2009
... OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES 5:1 minister in the government of President Nicolas Sarkozy, the same Sar- kozy who threatened in 2005 to “steam clean” the immigrant suburbs of their “scum.” Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
... professor of Arabic literature and culture at Duke University and member of JMEWS ’s new editorial team, reflects on Sufism and love in the Jordanian artist Hilda Hiary’s artwork, featured on this issue’s cover. In “Empowering Arab Immigrant Women in Chicago: The Arab Women’s Committee,” Rasmea Odeh...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 97–100.
Published: 01 March 2009
... public and galvanized the organization Ni Putes Ni Soumises (translated by Chenut as Neither Whore Nor Submissive) to plan a fi ve-week march across France in early 2003 to draw attention to the dire conditions of young women in mostly immigrant housing projects. Th e march catapulted Ni Putes Ni...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., queers, immigrants, and people of color have serious consequences for our research, teaching, and engagement with public debates and communities. In the United States, the two executive orders (EO) Donald Trump signed soon after his inauguration in 2017 officially sanctioned and legitimized discourse and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 483–485.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to the presidency was the culmination of a fearmongering rhetoric that pitted disenfranchised white Americans against minorities and immigrants of numerous ethnicities or faiths (Mexicans, Arabs, South Asians, and Muslims). It portrayed a dismal picture of a vulnerable America in crisis—one whose...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2005
... levels, income and employment opportunities (Dalton 1988; Scholzman, Burns, and Verba 1984; Rosenstone and Hansen 1993). Few studies have examined the ways in which women of ethnic mi- norities or, specifically, immigrant women are affected by this gender dynamic (Lien 1998). Immigrant women face a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 83–85.
Published: 01 July 2009
..., No. 2 (Spring 2009) © 2009 83 84  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES 5:2 and how have Arab immigrants and Arab Americans been required to engage with ‘race’ and ‘racism (20). Th e strength of this collection is that it approaches the concept...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 123–132.
Published: 01 July 2010
... sociologistsociologist whowho examinesexamines thethe destructuringdestructuring and restructuring eff ects of immigration on North African (Maghrebi) women in France. Her focus on the stress of acculturation experienced by these women analytically intersects with social-psychological and identity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 136–139.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Reza Shah Pahlavi, the second generation grew up during Mohammad Reza Shah’s more secular regime, and the third generation was born in the United States, after the families immigrated around the time of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. I find the most compelling part of the book...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 191–194.
Published: 01 November 2010
... stigmatized. During many years of participant observation, she studied the “dynamics of identity” of the “Muslim Arab or Northern Sudanese” community in Cairo—a “minority subject to an increasingly harsh immigration regime” (3–7). This rich ethnographic work complicates the notions of identity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 213–216.
Published: 01 July 2018
... immigrants around the world. One of the center’s major objectives is to document the history of eastern Mediterranean immigrants in the United States since the 1860s and chart their diffusion throughout the country. To achieve this end, the center preserves and digitizes existing material and collects oral...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... reinforced my view that for the issue of FGC, silence is not an option, but that politics and racism are still very much fueling the discourse. So how we engage, if we do, is important. Can Hale’s ear for invitation guide us? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: The Mutilation of Khalid When...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 402–408.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and heightened nativist antipathy toward Muslims, who are often presumed to be immigrants and refugees; that is, they are seen as foreigners. Women in hijab additionally reported being perceived as oppressed and treated as if they were uneducated, illiterate, and unable to speak English. Hate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 122–123.
Published: 01 July 2013
..., and Lebanon. She is the author of Between Argentines and Arabs: Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity (SUNY Press, 2006). Civantos received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley JOURNAL OF...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 145–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... propaganda. He also has an interest in cross-cultural and cross-temporal literary currents. He has conducted research in multiple countries of the Middle East, and among Muslim immigrant communities in North America and Europe. He is a member of the American Academy of Reli- gion...