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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 423–429.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., suffering, and emotional encounters can all serve as a common language between different and conflicting cultures. This cross-cultural connection was enhanced by the emotional engagement that participants built with one another, by means of tears and laughter, through their narrative and art practice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2018
...L. L. Wynn; Angel M. Foster Abstract English- and Arabic-language cyberfatwas on emergency contraception (EC) illuminate current debates around sexuality in the global Muslim community. In websites with fatwas about EC, there are significant differences in the way that English- and Arabic-language...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 126–129.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Asia and Eastern Europe and to rethink their methodologies by pursuing the many gaps in what we know about women and Islamic cultures. Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco Fatima Sadiqi. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12853-0. 336 pages...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Rachel Rothendler Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 This essay examines Assia Djebar’s approach to language as a temporal, physical, and imagined space. In L’amour, la fantasia ( 1995 ), the first volume of her “autobiographical quartet,” Djebar...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 124–143.
Published: 01 July 2020
... , the authors meticulously employ colloquial sexist diction to expose the connection between sexism and violence against women. The portrayal of such violence relies on language that illustrates the authors’ concerns and their commentary on the status of women. In this situation, literary criticism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 286–306.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Erin Twohig Abstract This article questions the conventional wisdom that Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Dhakirat al-jasad was the first Arabic-language novel written by an Algerian woman. Published more than a decade earlier, Zhor Wanisi’s novel Min yawmiyat mudarrisa hurra received less critical attention...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 March 2021
... offshoot Instagram page, this article examines digital repertoires of Muslim women’s self-styling as both pious and liberal. While the women-only Facebook group reproduced existing religious norms in contemporary language, the Instagram platform generated self-modulated performances of fashion and fitness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2017
... they simultaneously take part in the specific masculine construction of fairness and oppose normative gender expectations, specifically in relation to language. When women swear, they act against language ideology about swearing, which deems it appropriate only for men, thereby contravening hegemonic masculinity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
....” This article argues that an autobiographical reading attentive to Fatima’s style, language, and technique reveals her to be al-Tahawy’s dramatized interpretation of her writing self and its aspirational potential. The novel demands such a reading because of its overt modeling of autobiographical agential...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of Persian-language television programs, articles and news reports, weblogs, and Facebook posts responding to Ermia reveals how a reality television contestant came to disturb simplistic but powerful binaries of modest/immodest, religious/secular, Iranian/Western, and national/diasporic as she combined...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
... opportunities for women. Primary sources include major Persian-language biographies that have appeared in Iran over the last thirty years and research from two fieldwork trips. Increased gender challenges are typically attributed to the end of the Iran-Iraq War and the death of Khomeini, leader of the Islamic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and intentionality. Finally, I gesture toward questions on methodologies and languages. Suad Joseph is Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis and founding Director of the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program. She also served as President of the Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 40–61.
Published: 01 November 2014
... by great numbers of women, seek new language, modes of organizing, and formations. Presenting the new insurrections as not only anti-statism, anti-authoritarian, and non-hierarchal, but also fragmentary, uncertain, incomplete, and ongoing, I ground my ideas with examples from the various insurrections...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and language to bring out the autobiographical subject’s struggle to identify with and against authority figures while forging her own voice. It highlights Abouzeid’s mother’s powerful presence voicing indigenous and traditional perspectives and the father’s silent (and silenced) voice, despite his patriarchal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Feminist explorations of this phenomenon have often focused on the language and practice of sexual violence against women in war. Mary Layoun’s discussion of Cypriot fiction raises a different possibility: when women transgress group boundaries and make their own choice to pursue sexual relationships...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., content, and organization of these schools. The study is based primarily on the memoirs of Iranian educators, the writings of foreign observers in Iran active in Iranian education circles, and Persian-language press sources. Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi is Assistant Professor of History at California State...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 58–90.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Reina Lewis Recently developed to serve the consumption needs of an emergent Islamic bourgeoisie, English-language Muslim lifestyle media depart from previous community media by including fashion as an integral part of the genre. Creating fashion editorial brings lifestyle publications up against...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... self can be read either as constitutive of national allegory (as in The Shirt of Flame ) or as an allegorical critique of patriarchal nationalism (as in the English-language The Turkish Ordeal ). The essay concludes by showing how Halide Edib’s perspective allows for a gendered reading of the national...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (2): 185–208.
Published: 01 July 2023
...David Stenner Abstract A public debate about the social status of women accompanied the emergence of mass politics in Morocco after World War II. The Arabic-language press argued that true sovereignty required the liberation of the kingdom’s female citizens from the shackles of tradition. Taking...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 50–71.
Published: 01 March 2023
... the parliamentary and presidential elections in Egypt, the figure of the “modern” woman gained renewed political significance. By exploring Egyptian English-language women’s lifestyle magazines, the article illustrates how socioeconomically privileged, Cairo-based women crafted “modern” female bodies and engaged...