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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Claire Beaugrand Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait . Attiya Ahmad . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2017 . 270 pages. isbn 9780822363446. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 In...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 161–163.
Published: 01 July 2014
... dialogue about Gulf histories and the contributions of women to them. Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes Alessandra L. González. New York: Palgrave, 2013. 254 pages. ISBN 978-1-137-30473-5. Reviewed by Jane...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... article these marriages are shaped and constrained by the very ethnonational processes they are often juxtaposed against. Based on over eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted on foreign resident women’s Islamic halaqa in Kuwait, sites where “Muslim marriages” are deliberated and discussed, I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the UAE and Kuwait. It investigates the crime of zina (sexual promiscuity) and the fate of children born to unwed migrant workers in a Gulf country. These children exist between statelessness and the possibility of living in the emir’s palaces, as is the case for foundlings in Kuwait. The second...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Qadiri and Khalid al Gharaballi’s digital photographs from Fthe series WaWa (2011) engage with gendered and sexual representa- tions of femininity and queerness with reference to the local, namely, Kuwait, as well as the regional, that is, the Arab Gulf and the Arab world at large. In both...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 July 2007
... moves to Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Egypt, and the Emir- ates. Organized by country, the book comprises a prologue and six es- says, each of which contains a number of tales related to the country it concerns. Th e more time al-Rawi spent in a country, the longer the essay. Hence those...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 146–149.
Published: 01 July 2006
... for Middle East Women’s Studies 2006 146  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES nurses, preparing food, and raising soldiers. In Kuwait, the metaphor is rather similar. Conditions for women’s citizenship have changed accord- ing to the state’s economic imperatives. According to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 158–161.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., Nadine Naber, and Saba Mahmood that specifically deconstruct gender and agency as political categories would heighten a critical and needed dialogue about Gulf histories and the contributions of women to them. Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 119–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... faculty, students, and community members and off er them opportunities for diff erent levels and styles of engagement with these is- sues. According to conference coordinator miriam cooke, the three-day gathering brought together “participants from the U.S., Canada, Kuwait, Jordan, Japan, and England...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 216–220.
Published: 01 July 2015
... The GCC commissioned the paintings of its eight members from a Kuwait-based artist who frequently produces portraits for ruling families. Although the collective includes the curator Amal Khalaf and the artists Fatima Al Qadiri and Monira Al Qadiri, who are sisters, each member is depicted in the male...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 July 2016
... attendance and participation in public worship. The study explores two key questions of whether women were historically encouraged to access mosques or not and what they did while in attendance. The authors find a paradox in that Kuwait’s religious consciousness does not reside comfortably between...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 143–146.
Published: 01 July 2006
... units by becoming 146  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES nurses, preparing food, and raising soldiers. In Kuwait, the metaphor is rather similar. Conditions for women’s citizenship have changed accord- ing to the state’s economic imperatives. According to Tétreault, violence...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 163–166.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Kuwait. Given the religious connotations of hijab (in all its iterations) this seems cavalier. Moreover, Gonzalez says that women’s perceptions of hijab as “a step towards maturity” (86) cannot be fully appreciated without also taking into account the fact that these women have been hearing just...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2017
... novels question imposed gender norms and boundaries and illustrate their contingency. Issue 13:1 includes six research articles, three of which address the theme of space. Attiya Ahmad’s analysis of “Muslim marriage” among noncitizen residents of Kuwait points to the complexities and contradictions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
... strongest in its portrayal of how political projects seep into and structure the everydayness of intimate spaces. We register the effects of infitah largely through depictions of Zaat’s exhaustion and depletion, as well as through Abdel-Meguid’s exhaustion on returning from his job in Kuwait. It is here...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 458–460.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the stiffening of necks, the uncomfortable shuffling of feet, and the downward glances of shame and vulnerability. In Kuwait and more generally the Middle East, disability is still very much a taboo subject, especially in relation to women’s bodies and identities. Women with disabilities would be...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 69–71.
Published: 01 March 2020
... more than one country) and seven that concentrate on thematic issues. The country chapters are broken into the regions of North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia), the eastern Arab states (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria), and the Arab Gulf (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 219–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Bentaga could devote himself fully to his art. Genet designed increasingly dangerous circus acts for him, until one day in Kuwait he suffered a fall that curtailed his performing career. Bentaga later committed suicide in the Paris apartment Genet had provided for him: Amin uses the tragedy of this story...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 93–96.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of Kuwait, while others live in the aft ermath of the Oslo peace agreement. So, across the entire collection, the Palestinian experience becomes a journey through both time and geographical space. Whether moving by taxi from one Palestinian city to another, or through the Kuwaiti...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 79–86.
Published: 01 March 2020
... critical question that often arises in academic conferences I have attended is: Why write in English? I cannot say that I see myself in the position of a postcolonial writer, because, in my case, English was not the colonizer’s language. Kuwait, my home, is a place where two cultures mixed. Through my...