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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in society have enriched Saudi women’s literary expression and perception of character. In portraying male characters, women have increasingly steered away from flat, stereotyped, and preconceived notions of men to more balanced and informed representations of men’s behaviors and positions in society. Saudi...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 109–124.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Khaled Abu Asbah; Muhammed Abu Nasra; Khawla Abu-Baker This study examines gender perceptions and attitudes of Arab male and female teachers in Israel. This quantitative study includes 302 Arab Muslim male and female teachers in the Arab education system. The results show that participants believe...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Marcia C. Inhorn In the Middle East, many men who experience reproductive difficulties within marriage end up undergoing a risky form of male genital surgery called “varicocelectomy.” Promoted by urological surgeons as a way to enhance fertility, varicocelectomy is a form of men's embodied...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 102–119.
Published: 01 November 2009
... MALE MIGRATION AND THE LEBANESE FAMILY: the IMPACT ON THE WIFE LEFT BEHIND Mona Chemali Khalaf ./ ABSTRACT Th is paper presents the preliminary results of a study...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Edith Szanto Abstract During the onslaught of the Islamic caliphate on Kobanî, Syria, media outlets across the globe broadcast pictures of brave and often unveiled Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a quintessentially male force of destruction. The images...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 8–39.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Judith E. Tucker The practices of pirates and corsairs in the Mediterranean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries provide the backdrop for a discussion of gendered violence. First I explore the most common form of that violence—male on male violence—and argue that it can be as fully gendered...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zimu Niu Abstract This article discusses a model of male-female relation promoted by the Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi. El Saadawi argued that man and woman are born exactly the same: not only do they resemble each other, but they constitute together a single entity that is humanity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 152–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Indira Falk Gesink Abstract Sexuality scholarship demonstrates the historical production of the male/female sexual binary in scientific discourse. While some scholars have applied the insights of this scholarship to modern Islamic contexts, studies on intersex persons ( khuntha ) in premodern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
... that simultaneously embraces and disavows its constitutive traditions and attempts to formulate its own episteme. Living in Egypt, a queer diaspora for a Moroccan, Leftah employs queer male sexuality in a Sufialist text that tells the story of Niʿmat, an Egyptian retired army officer who pursues a love affair...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Eastern male nationalists and Western feminists. Simultaneously drawing inspiration and seeking autonomy from Western models, theirs was an attempt to define feminism in their own terms—one that defied the presumption of male reformers who tried to arrogate to themselves the task of modernizing Eastern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... masculinity in Baʾath ideology ensures the preservation of gendered laws that perceive women as less equal. While teasing out this aspect, this study seeks to explore the status of women in the Syrian Constitution (1973) and laws by investigating the role of the state as a male protector in which women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 307–325.
Published: 01 November 2020
... novel, The Horrible Tehran , by Murtiza Mushfiq Kazimi. Associating prostitution with economic corruption, political and administrative decay, and religious hypocrisy, Iranian male writers directed their attention toward representing the sexually wayward woman. By scrutinizing the image...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 157–176.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Maral Aktokmakyan Abstract Mayda (1883), Serpouhi Dussap’s first eponymous novel, quickly met the patriarchal reaction among the Armenian male intelligentsia of Constantinople over the issue of female emancipation. Today the significance of Dussap’s best-known novel and feminist ideology is both...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Liat Kozma; Nicole Khayat Abstract Historians of the professionalization of medicine in colonized regions, including the Middle East, have mostly focused on male practitioners, whereas histories of women in the medical professions are mostly centered in Western societies. The present issue examines...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faedah M. Totah The public visibility and political activity of women remain contentious social issues in the Middle East. Where women are encouraged by the state to be politically active, their ensuing visibility is perceived as threatening to the local male-dominated social order, which in turn...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mathew Gagné This paper explores how the participation of men in Beirut within the exclusively gay-male dating web site GayRomeo.com is framed by identity politics and practices of national and ethnic membership, masculinity, and sexuality in post-civil war Beirut. Such intermingling...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Frances S. Hasso Since the 1980s, an explosion in state, international, and nongovernmental campaigns and programs propose to increase women’s rights and protections in Arab countries. Women and women’s rights activists often invite and appeal to male-dominated states to regulate, intervene...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
... influence was nevertheless circumscribed to some degree by gendered resistance among male ulema and a system of granting religious authority and positions that advantaged men scholars. Amin has elicited renewed interest in Iran since the 1990s, although this attention is selective. It highlights...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 80–93.
Published: 01 March 2009
... females aged 15–64 and 0.4% of non-Qatari females in the same age group. The study provides important indices and conclusions, e.g., a substantial percentage of the participants have experienced violence, with most violence occurring within the family, from family males such as brothers, fathers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli; Marcia C. Inhorn Male infertility, which contributes to roughly 60–70% of infertility cases in the Middle East, is especially agonizing in this region, where fatherhood is crucial to achieving masculine adulthood and community standing. In this paper, we compare...