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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
...J. Andrew Bush Abstract Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, this article tracks the imbrication of ordinary and mystical desire in the life of a Muslim man who disavows pietistic forms of ethical striving. It examines the way tropes of desire from Sufi poetry affect...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 103–105.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Sharon Linzey Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS  103 International Conference on Kurdish Women for Peace and Equality, March 8, 2007, Erbil, Southern Kurdistan Sharon...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 105–108.
Published: 01 November 2007
... sale. The gathering concluded with a wonderful party at the Khancad Hotel with lots of food, dancing, and socializing with everyone con- nected to the conference. International Conference on Kurdish Women for Peace and Equality, March 8, 2007, Erbil, Southern Kurdistan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 147–151.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Nina Laven A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan , Bird Christiane . New York : Ballantine , 2004 , xxii + 405 pp Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 BOOK REVIEWS  147 come of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2012
... between their memories, narratives, and agency, on one hand, and the hegemonic discourse on victimhood in Kurdistan-Iraq today, on the other, as well as the interweaving of their individual coping strategies and the institutional processes for dealing with the past in Kurdistan and Iraq. Thus the paper...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emine Rezzan Karaman Abstract This article analyzes the construction of motherhood as a form of political agency in Turkey with particular references to the Saturday Mothers and the Peace Mothers, respectively, the mothers of the disappeared and the mothers of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Senem Kaptan Abstract Despite being exempt from compulsory military service, women have been indispensable in their roles as mothers of conscripted soldiers in the conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Based on in-depth interviews conducted with twenty women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
... participating in a modern nation-building process in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq in the period of 1991–2003. The study is based on fieldwork among Kurdish women in Canada, Britain, Sweden, and Iraqi Kurdistan. We have analyzed the activities of four women’s organizations in the diaspora and have traced...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 March 2012
... commander published in Kurdistan with the biographical interview of a lower-ranking peshmerga conducted by myself for “Western” academic purpose. In so doing, the article highlights differences in dealing with the experience of defeat and harmed masculinity, which result from the situatedness of memory...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 July 2016
... renders women socioeconomically and politically vulnerable, susceptible to male oppression, gender prejudices, and inequality, the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan (PKK) includes one of the largest contingents of armed women militants in the world (Yildiz 2013 ). Female combatants from the Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 140–142.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Leipzig. Her research focuses on Iraqi Kurdistan and the Iraq, and her research interests include issues of identity, memory, gender, urban-rural dynamics, and knowledge production. Her Ph.D. thesis on resistance and the making of collective identity in Iraqi Kurdistan was published in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
... meanings they produce give invaluable insights about people’s vulnerabilities as well as power relations. Kurdish Life in Contemporary Turkey is quite timely. Currently, as peace negotiations take place between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (Partiya Karkên Kurdistan or PKK...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 144–147.
Published: 01 November 2005
...- BOOK REVIEWS  147 come of them? But somehow we are assured that the women will be fi ne, that they, like Nafi si, will learn to chart their way. A Th ousand Sighs, A Th ousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan Christiane Bird. New York: Ballantine, 2004...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 November 2016
... , and female refugees in camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Gendered images have also been distributed by local political factions involved in the Syrian uprising, which include the Assad regime and its Shiʿi allies; the opposition, including various Sunni factions and remnants of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2017
... abused and subjected to beatings and torture, including strip search, sexual assault, and rape with a truncheon or finger by police officers (Amnesty International 2016 ). Such uses of torture are well known against Kurds who were detained because of their alleged association with the Kurdistan Workers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Arabic, Turkish, and Persian—poems, a treatise interpreting women’s rights in Islam, and an allegorical narrative. ‘A’isha ‘Ismat Isma‘il Pasha Taymur (1840-1902) hails from a family originally from Iraqi Kurdistan. As the Ottoman Empire was multi-ethnic and allowed its many subjects...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of voice has been created in Turkish Kurdistan and how this incites Kurdish women to raise their voices in public. I critically examine audibility as an ideological site that frames voices, produces subjects, and assigns meanings. On March 8, 2012, Fadime and her three singer friends—Gazin...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 November 2015
... political struggle against the Turkish state’s imperialism in Kurdistan. My own intervention drew attention to queer and feminist political movements in Turkey that have been struggling against the hegemonic bloc established between the ostensibly oppositional political forces of neoliberal Islam and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 246–250.
Published: 01 July 2016
... enabled us to extend the geographic domain of the archive to remote areas that our own resources could never reach. The archive now holds material located in Tehran, Qazvin, Yazd, Kurdistan, Isfahan, Azerbaijan, Mashhad, and several cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia and material...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-Kurdish legal-political movement rather than members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), although some of them were former PKK militants. In total, our research involved seventy-three respondents: thirty-one Kurdish women, twenty Turkish women, twelve Kurdish men, and ten Turkish men. For this article...