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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2013) 9 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Attiya Ahmad book reviews  mn  127 Book Reviews mn Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai Pardis Mahdavi. Stanford: Stanford University Press...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 28–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marie Duboc For the past decade Egypt has been experiencing the largest wave of labor action since the 1950s with over two million Egyptians protesting in the workplace between 2004 and 2011. The centrality of gender in labor protests seemed obvious when in December 2006 the female workers of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 78–101.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud The paid labor force participation of women in Arab states has always been among the lowest in the world. The same is true for Palestinian Arab women who are citizens of Israel. In sharp contrast, the paid labor participation of Jewish women in Israel is among the highest...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2014) 10 (3): 109–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Changes in the status of Arab women and attitudes toward their participation in the labor force are due not to changes in the social structure of Arab society but to economic structural constraints at the national level. Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2014 khaled abu...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
... radical shift in the source of domestic labor, from Arab to non-Arab migrant workers, where patronage obligations were no longer required (or claimed). The paper provides anecdotal testimonies of prewar relations, identifying a continuing dependency, but now on quasi-contractual arrangements with Asian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 71–101.
Published: 01 November 2006
... class, in the present work we examine this program’s gender implications. In addition to the role it played in the emergence of the ethno-working class, the program significantly contributed to the reproduction and reinforcement of a gender-based division of labor in Israeli society. This double-edge...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of the nail bar. Creating affective well-being, the “joy” that customers referred to, in spite of the troubling aspects of bodywork, the shame and the pain, the relationships between customers and beauty therapists remain socially distant. Intimate labor here comes across as a devalued...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 7. Fahmi Basrawi, in formal Arab dress wearing a black robe, interpreting the explanations of a US Aramco official to Crown Prince Saud during his tour of Aramco’s industrial training department and refinery in 1948. In front of the frame are unnamed laborers drawn from the surrounding More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 132–133.
Published: 01 March 2015
... involvement in the peaceful resolution of the Kurdish conflict. The SFK tackles a wide range of issues, from women’s paid-unpaid labor to intimate citizenship. In Turkey women’s rights are under attack by the government of the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party; AKP). The AKP, like...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 July 2012
... College Malek Abisaab’s monograph on the history of working women in Leba- non’s tobacco industry is an essential contribution to the historiography of Lebanon, in particular to its labor, gender, colonial, and postcolonial facets. Perhaps more importantly, Militant Women of a Fragile...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (1): 110–146.
Published: 01 March 2005
... oil (Karshenas 2001; Hakimian 2001). My focus is on female labor, social policy, and the changing political economy, with an emphasis on Iran (an example of an oil economy), Jordan (a non-oil economy), and Tunisia (a mixed oil economy). Conceptually, I take a feminist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2018
... ways in which the company pathologized strikers was by focusing on their sexual practices. When workers protested in 1947, MSWC blamed prostitutes (as well as drugs and communists) for workers’ immorality. In response to organized labor demonstrations, the government shut down al-Mahalla’s peaceful and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Place and Morality in Shi῾ite South Beirut,” funded by the Wenner Gren Founda- tion and the American Council of Learned Societies. Pardis Mahdavi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College. Her research interests include gendered labor...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 110–112.
Published: 01 July 2012
... “suitability for mechanized labor” (117) and the policies it pursued as a result well into the 1990s. Abisaab shows the ways that women harnessed crucial kinship, village, and sectarian ties in order to strengthen their position within gendered hierarchies in the home and in the factory...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 2009
... de Regt’s adept contextualization of their motivations that we discover exactly how the various murshidat eexperiencedxperienced bbothoth tthehe lliberatingiberating aandnd the disciplining aspects of their new labor. Th e book is divided into fi ve parts, each containing one...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., subjectivities, and belonging. Chapter 4 discusses the mundane, unspectacular character of talking, listening, and forming relations in households that lead to these conversions. Ahmad’s interlocutors apprehend and adopt Islamic precepts and practices in a variety of ways linked to their affective labor: through...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 226–228.
Published: 01 July 2019
... picture of it by giving the workers flesh and bones. The four chapters that constitute the body of the book elaborately discuss the relations between the administration and labor as well as among the workers. Chakravarti first focuses on the “firm as family,” representing a distinctive management...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 112–139.
Published: 01 July 2005
... status is problematic, particularly given gender role expectations, which in turn lead to an asymmetri- cal distribution of reproductive labor in SWANA (as well as elsewhere). A grow- ing literature points out that paid employment for women is no panacea, ei- ther for women...