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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Pardis Mahdavi; Christine Sargent This paper investigates interactions between issues of labor, gender, sexuality, migration, and statehood through the lens of Dubai’s unskilled foreign migrant workers. Using ethnographic research methods, including participant observation and in-depth interviews...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in the source of domestic labor, from Arab to non-Arab migrant workers, where patronage obligations were no longer required (or claimed). The paper provides anecdotal testimonies of prewar relations, identifying a continuing dependency, but now on quasi-contractual arrangements with Asian and African migrant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 198–202.
Published: 01 November 2009
... research looks at tempo- rary labor migration and concepts of “unfree” or “slavery-like” migrant labor and human traffi cking, with particular focus on female migrant domestic workers in Lebanon and the Middle East. He is active on be- half of human rights, working against anti-Arab...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 1–10.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as stand-in mother is also explored. Of particular interest for our theme, PENNY JOHNSON & SUAD JOSEPH ./ 7 the Lebanese civil war stands as a “watershed” in this history, as employ- ing families shift ed radically from Arab to non-Arab migrant labor: Palestinian maids...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . 2012b . “ Labour’s Limits: Foreign Residents in the Gulf .” In Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf , edited by Kamrava Mehran and Babar Zahra , 21 – 40 . New York : Columbia University Press . Ahmad Attiya . Forthcoming. Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2011
... understanding of migrant labor and trafficking. The tradition of Orientalism in U.S. geopolitical interests and manipulation of the region has always worked through a set of gendered and eroticized metaphors that have real-world effects and cast a long shadow that cannot be ignored...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
... regulations, medical advice literature, and encounters between syphilitic men and medical authorities captured in archival sources. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 syphilis self-care soldiers migrant laborers public health References A.F. 1911...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 55–88.
Published: 01 July 2005
... this ethnographic context, illegal migrants’ eligibility for state- subsidized, or even free, reproductive and infant health care thus presents a bit of a puzzle. Efforts to resolve this puzzle raise a number of important questions regarding the political economy of illegal labor migration...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Attiya Ahmad Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai , Mahdavi Pardis . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2011 . 251 pages. ISBN 978-0-8047-7220-4 . Copyright © 2013 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2013...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 2019
... or kafala system, both of which discipline labor migrants into “temporary populations.” The author nevertheless powerfully debunks this very myth of temporariness by showing throughout how domestic workers are part of the long-standing interrelations between the Gulf and the Indian Ocean and how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 2019
... research interlocutors. In the words of one of her research participants, Noor, an illegal migrant turned sex worker and unwed mother living illegally in Dubai, “For so long you have been the voice of other people; now it is time you find your voice” (4–5). Mahdavi’s personal story at one point intersects...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 102–119.
Published: 01 November 2009
... one that requires in-depth follow-up if sound correla- tions, conclusions, and recommendations are to be formulated. Gender roles, relations and inequalities aff ect who migrates and why, how the decision is made, the impacts on migrants themselves, on sending...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Running on the volunteer philanthropy of women workers, the society represented a pillar of working-class life in the Syrian communities of New England. Its services met the needs of Syrian migrants often marginalized as surplus labor within the textile industry. Despite the club’s proletarian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 87–93.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Yasmine Nachabe Taan Copyright © 2020 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2020 Lebanese human rights activists see the Kafala system as a staggering social problem, which many have likened to a system of slavery. Currently supported by the Ministry of Labor, migrant workers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contextualization of their motivations that we discover exactly how the various murshidat eexperiencedxperienced bbothoth tthehe lliberatingiberating aandnd the disciplining aspects of their new labor. Th e book is divided into fi ve parts, each containing one chapter that concentrates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 376–394.
Published: 01 November 2017
... shoplifters in its co-op store. The woman guard Asmahan ʿAbd al-Latif was instrumental in catching shoplifters, searching their bodies thoroughly and sending them to court for small and large thefts. 30 Those caught by ʿAbd al-Latif faced up to one month of prison at hard labor. These penalties were...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 217–220.
Published: 01 July 2018
... bantoukhds , or labor migrants, in the Ottoman Empire highlights longer-standing patterns whereby Armenians have mobilized structures of morality to understand themselves as vulnerable to foreign penetration. Propriety and its various iterations across the times and spaces of Armenianness persistently...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Place and Morality in Shi῾ite South Beirut,” funded by the Wenner Gren Founda- tion and the American Council of Learned Societies. Pardis Mahdavi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College. Her research interests include gendered labor...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (3): 473–478.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to stem such crossings) can shed new light onto the study of gender and race in the Eastern Mediterranean during the early interwar period. By doing so, I suggest that one migrant woman’s mishaps potentially illuminate the experiences of many others. Finally, I posit that a local case study can contribute...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 120–144.
Published: 01 November 2009
... welfare and unity, namely ‘familyhood,’ even across national borders.” Similarly, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (2005, 4) uses the notion of migrant transnationalism for families in which the core members live in two or more nation-states. Launching a research project in November 2006 with recent...