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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 63–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Serkan Gorkemli This article focuses on the Internet as a “digital closet” in the context of Turkish lesbian and gay activism in the 1990s and early 2000s. In its analysis of media and sexual discourse, the article first discusses traditional media, such as the printing press and television. While...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 41–62.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., in this instance blogging, I argue that subversive optimism, coupled with online activism, has the potential to challenge existing structures of heteronormativity. According to my findings, change hinges on challenging difficulties and disconnects between gay men’s and lesbian women’s experiences. Grant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
... construction of the post-revolutionary Iranian diasporic queer subjectivities through an analysis of cultural production that included eighteen issues of the Iranian gay and lesbian magazine, Homan. I have participated in the editing and production of Iranian queer publications, HASH414 and Homan,15...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 98–112.
Published: 01 November 2011
... INTRODUCTION his article is an account of the formation of the lesbian, gay, bisex- Tual, and transgender (LGBT) group, Himaya Lubnaniya lil Mith- liyeen wal Mithliyat (HELEM). In Arabic, the name means “Lebanese protection for gays and lesbians,” and its acronym means “dream.” HE...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 111–114.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Bareed Mista3jil a critical and timely publication. This collection of forty-one narratives about Leba- nese lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning women and transgender 112  mn  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES  7:2 persons is published by Meem, a Lebanese organization for homosexual...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 July 2011
... BOOK REVIEWS mn  121 salient when the book refers to religious sources. For example, in Chapter 5, Shirazi argues that, although Iranian law makes lesbianism a crime, such a measure cannot be based on Is- lam, because, although the Qur’an forbids homosexual conduct between males, it does...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2012
... MacMaster’s revelation and apology were many, ranging from debates on the history of cyberhoaxes (and on-line masquerade, more broadly) to questions of ethics and responsibility for the damage caused to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) online organizing in the Middle East. Why has...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
... homosexuality is seen as an aberrant sexual act, running counter to het- eronormative expected societal structures (Mertus 2007). The Western concept/privilege of gays “coming out” doesn’t correspond with the way many gay and lesbians from restrictive non-Western societies construct...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 58–90.
Published: 01 November 2010
...); and with Peter Horne, of Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities and Visual Cultures (1996). Lewis is also series editor with Teresa Heffernan of the Gorgias Press book series, Cultures in Dialogue (2007), which brings back into print critical editions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century travel writing, memoir...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
... . “ Lesbians in Israel: A Legal Perspective .” In Sappho in the Holy Land: Lesbian Existence and Dilemmas in Contemporary Israel , edited by Frankfort-Nachmias Chava and Shadmi Erella , 15 – 38 . Albany : State University of New York Press . Harel Alon . 2000 . “ The Rise and Fall...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
... commercializing spaces in Bei- rut? How do such changes dovetail with changing aesthetics of the male body? How has the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Lebanon become aggravated and aided by such mobili- ties: first, by the perceived duel between Beirut and Tel...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 72–95.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and Lesbian Mental Health 15 , no. 1 : 83 – 93 . Ahmed Sara . 2006 . Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Ahmed Sara . 2011 . “ Problematic Proximities; or, Why Critiques of Gay Imperialism Matter .” Feminist Legal Studies 19...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 433–449.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Code and all amendments issued up to the beginning of 1985. The 1981 RCC amendment to the personal status law was not declared invalid after 2003. Conservative forces in the region argue that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities and lifestyles are expressions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 461–468.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on the standpoint and priorities of the Left and feminists in the United States and Europe. What is your take on this? JB: If we change your question a bit, we may see a different answer. For instance, if feminists seek alliance with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans people, then they cannot afford...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... East Women’s Studies 8 , no. 3 : 113 – 37 . muse.jhu.edu/article/483269 . Goffman Erving . 1959 . The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life . New York : Anchor . Gorkemli Serkan . 2012 . “ ‘Coming Out of the Internet’: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet as a ‘Digital...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of a president I voted for. If anyone should have practice understanding what it is like to be an Israeli, it would be an American” (58), but then she asks an Israeli antioccupation lesbian whether it is “possible … for lesbians to have a healthy relationship in Israel today” (71), as if such a possibility...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 113–115.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., and the rights of gay and lesbian, as well as of transgender and intersex persons, were seen by many as undesirable additions to a move- ment that might otherwise have a chance at success. İlkkaracan signals a new and more inclusive approach to sexual and gender minority rights in the region...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 143–151.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and the Subversion of Identity . A year later Diana Fuss ( 1991 ) published her collection Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories , the journal differences released a special issue titled “Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities” (de Lauretis 1991 ), and the collective Bad Object-Choices ( 1991 ) published...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2021
... that Massad’s insistence on the nonexistence (or lack of authenticity) of gays and lesbians in the Arab world, and Puar’s stance on homonationalism as the key framework through which queer political work in and around Palestine shall organize, have separately contributed to “the empire of critique” and have led...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 November 2015
... state political claims are advanced through the idiom of sexuality. Among the examples Yildiz provided is the Hevi Istanbul initiative, a recently founded lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) group that integrates sexuality politics, class politics, and the Kurdish political struggle against...