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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (1): 39–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the life of a woman, a former leftist political prisoner, named Mahtab. Striving to unravel the pathos and aporias of Mahtab’s life, this paper ponders the limits of the laws of polity and of kinship, and the “limit of reflexivity” (a phrase introduced by Judith Butler) that may have led to her...
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 129.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... This article has particularly come to life as a form of mourning hence surviving. My debt to Mahtab and other politi- cal prisoners whose lives were, so unjustly, cut short is beyond reparation. My life and writing have been touched and transformed by the lives of so many surviving women and men...
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... are disproved. Ebrahim Ebrahimian’s Inadaptable twists the formula when the husband of Mahtab’s best friend, who had warned Mahtab about her husband’s infidelity, is actually the unfaithful spouse. While men’s jealousy leads to tragic consequences, jealousy can be empowering for women. For men in...