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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1. Zanan-e Emrooz ( Women Today ), issue 7 Figure 1. Zanan-e Emrooz (Women Today), issue 7 More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 8–34.
Published: 01 July 2006
...Michaelle Browers A series of forums have put Arab nationalists and Islamists in dialogue and contributed to the construction of discursive frames that facilitate cooperation in mobilizing support and in confronting various issues of common concern. However, the “women question” presents a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the ethnographic agenda. She argued that ethnography, particularly when addressing controversial practices, creates cultural difference rather than the generating solidarity for the struggles of women, such as the Sudanese struggles she studied. Hale recognized that the issue of female circumcision...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Farrah Jafari Recent scholarly research on the Iranian transsexual raises significant issues about the position of Islam toward members of the transsexual community and about the challenges facing sexual lifestyles that are aberrant to heteronormative behavior in Iran. In 1967, the exiled Ayatollah...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 48–70.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Doris H. Gray Women in Morocco and second-generation women of Moroccan origin in France share significant similarities concerning major life issues such as their conception of Islam, legal changes affecting women on both sides of the Mediterranean, and personal and professional issues. A hard...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maral Tatios Yessayan Abstract This article investigates issues of modesty, sexuality, and womanhood in a community of young Jordanian women working in folkloric dance companies in twenty-first-century Amman. Using feminist performance ethnography, it contrasts the gendered codes in play in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 45–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Amalia Sa‘ar This paper takes issue with a certain inconsistency in the collective portrait of Palestinian women citizens of Israel, as it is depicted in the feminist literature which emphasizes, simultaneously, multiple forms of oppression and impressive resisting capacities, but does not give...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Suad Joseph Thus far, scholarship on subjectivity, relevant to Arab men as well as women, skirts the key issue of “intentionality.” Feminist scholars often conflate agency and intentionality. Agency, as it is approached, is attached to the subject in the aftermath of observing actions...
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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 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faedah M. Totah The public visibility and political activity of women remain contentious social issues in the Middle East. Where women are encouraged by the state to be politically active, their ensuing visibility is perceived as threatening to the local male-dominated social order, which in turn...
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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 November 2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
... implicated in the trials and tribulations of infertility treatment—a form of reproductive intervention that has been inaccurately “naturalized” by Western feminist scholars as an exclusively female domain and burden. Varicocelectomy is not only an important issue in male reproductive health, but an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 12–30.
Published: 01 November 2008
...A. Holly Shissler This paper discusses the views of Turkish journalist Sabiha Zekeriya Sertel (1895–1968) on prostitution and women’s participation in the paid labor force. By examining her ideas on these issues and on women’s legal rights as they appeared in her journal, Resimli Ay, the paper...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 89–118.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi Since 1979, Iranian society has been living under a triple set of standards of urf , sharia, and modernity. An important field of superposition and contradiction among these standards is the gender issue and how to control women and their sexuality in the private and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 102–119.
Published: 01 November 2009
... husband’s level of education, and the wife’s level of education—to assess the changes that have taken place. Despite the fact that the analysis of the data based on the selected sample can shed some light on the issues raised, this survey should be seen as an exploratory one that requires in-depth follow-up...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Pardis Mahdavi; Christine Sargent This paper investigates interactions between issues of labor, gender, sexuality, migration, and statehood through the lens of Dubai’s unskilled foreign migrant workers. Using ethnographic research methods, including participant observation and in-depth interviews...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 10–36.
Published: 01 March 2012
... strategies to broaden the basis for women’s rights activism by making women’s experiences of violence during the “Years of Lead” (the period of fierce repression under the rule of Hassan II), an issue of concern in the framework of its new politics of memory. The implementation of the ERC’s gender approach...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 58–79.
Published: 01 July 2013
... spiritual yet usable presence in the organization of quotidian issues, as seen in Aboulela’s novel. Shirin Edwin is Associate Professor of French at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests include African Francophone literatures and African Islam and Islamic feminism. She has published...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Jewish ultra-Orthodox Shas Movement in Israel, both explicitly patriarchal religious revivalist groups similar to other movements across the Middle East, finds that these movements offer women powerful liberatory narratives. This paper takes issue with recent arguments that suggest that pious women...