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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Shayna M. Silverstein The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama Joubin Rebecca Lanham, MD : Lexington , 2013 486 pages. isbn 978-0-7391-8429-5 Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 In this compendium...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 419–421.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mary Ann Fay Chapters 4, 5, and 6 are devoted to the law and to an examination of the “house of obedience” (al-bayt al-taʿa). In these three chapters, Cuno describes the legal changes related to marriage and how they led to wider shifts not only in the law itself and its administration but also...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2006
... SORAYA TREMAYNE  65 MODERNITY AND EARLY MARRIAGE IN IRAN: A VIEW FROM WITHIN Soraya Tremayne  he past few decades have witnessed important changes in the patterns of Tmarriage in the Middle East and North Africa. These...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 106–109.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Wilson Chacko Jacob For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis that Made Modern Egypt , Kholoussy Hanan . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2010 . 188 pages. ISBN 978-0-8047-6960-0 . Copyright © 2011 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2011 106  mn  JOURNAL OF...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Nadia Maria El Cheikh 102  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s studies  8:2 Book Reviews mn Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam Kecia Ali. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 262 pages...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to veiling, gender relations, marriage, and sexuality. This paper examines this particular segment of titles in order to determine how they present a set of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that we would recognize as erotic in nature—that is, pertaining to sexual desire and its expression, romantic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Western aid, government, and gender rights organizations in family law projects in Egypt. Despite its shortcomings, Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life is a valuable contribution to the literature on family and marriage and an important resource for re...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 11–35.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Penny Johnson; Lamis Abu Nahleh; Annelies Moors In our comparison of marriage arrangements and wedding celebrations during the first and the second intifada in Palestine, we focus on “political marriages” wherein the political activism and affiliation of the marital partners are of considerable...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 58–79.
Published: 01 July 2013
... (UN)HOLY ALLIANCES MARRIAGE, FAITH, AND POLITICS IN LEILA ABOULELA’S THE TRANSLATOR Shirin Edwin mn ABSTRACT This article examines the tenor of Islamic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Nelia Hyndman-Rizk Abstract Amid an enduring political deadlock in Parliament, the first civil marriage contracted in Lebanon in 2013 received significant media coverage in a country where the personal status law of eighteen recognized religious sects governs marriage. This case study examines the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Attiya Ahmad Abstract In recent years marriages among Muslims of different ethnonational backgrounds have developed in the Gulf region. While proponents of these “Muslim marriages” depict them as transnational alternatives to ethnonational forms of affinity and belonging, as I discuss in this...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 283–305.
Published: 01 November 2015
... marriage. In divorces based on forced or premature consummation, colonial medical and legal discourses that infantilized Muslim women and criminalized Muslim men created new pathways for women to escape abusive marriages. Conversely, women’s divorce suits based on nonconsummation were weakened by French...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2013
... adolescence as marriage and entry into adulthood was delayed, in part due to the high cost of marriage. Yet, at the same time, these commonly shared grievances facilitated weak ties linking diverse constituencies together, as creative leaders built a “movement of movements.” The April 6 movement, and Kefaya...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... were assigned, as mothers and wives, a special role in the AIU’s efforts: to help Jewish boys and men pursue commercial or professional careers in French-dominated society. The AIU schools set out to win Moroccan Jews away from despised Muslim gender and sexual norms by Europeanizing Jews’ marriage...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... economic independence, challenging the very concept of namus (honor), and at times calling into question the value of the institution of marriage. The column often appeared in proximity to reports of youth suicides. Thus the column and its context allow us to examine the social tensions produced by the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Marcia C. Inhorn; Hajiieh Bibi Razeghi-Nasrabad; Ghasem Toloo Infertility is a social onus for women in Iran, who are expected to produce children early within marriage. With its estimated 1.5 million infertile couples, Iran is the only Muslim country in which...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Hagar Salamon; Esther Juhasz In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Tunisian Jewish female body was subjected to a dramatic fattening process in preparation for marriage. Immediately following the girl’s engagement, her body became the focus of an intense transformative regimen aimed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Sara Pursley This article discusses the writings of Amina bint Haydar al-Sadr, a prolific Shi‘i intellectual and novelist in Najaf during the 1960s and 1970s more commonly known by her pen name Bint al-Huda (“Daughter of the Right Path”). It examines the author’s ambivalence about marriage in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... deviance. The “criminal-woman” was a failed “mother-woman”: female criminality was seen to be a recent phenomenon, the ultimate result of the presumably negative transformative impact of modern life on gender roles, marriage patterns, and family structures. Hijāzi’s premise that modern life is a danger...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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...