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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Senem Kaptan Abstract Despite being exempt from compulsory military service, women have been indispensable in their roles as mothers of conscripted soldiers in the conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Based on in-depth interviews conducted with twenty women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 60–80.
Published: 01 July 2008
... on cultural narratives, representational ideals, and intellectual debates. This paper shift s the emphasis to the subjectivity of imperial masculinity in order to identify how a notion of “superior” manhood is sustained and negotiated amidst the demands of everyday life. Interrogating a military...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... processes together: trans women’s gender reassignment processes in public hospitals and gay men’s medical examinations to receive exemptions from compulsory military service. In both sites institutional observation and practice are preoccupied with penile penetration as a tool to eliminate and hence...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) fighters. Interviews with the mothers of soldiers will also be part of the final analysis. Focusing on these three organizations, the article answers the following questions: (1) How has the conflict between the military/paramilitary forces and oppositional organizations transformed the lives of some...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... intersectionality in light of a collective experience of military invasion in which the urgency of war overdetermines the significance of other forms of oppression, including gender oppression. Nadine Naber is an Assistant Professor in the Program on American Culture and the Department of Women’s Studies and an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nadine Adel Sinno Suad Amiry’s Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries (Pantheon Books, 2004) describes the difficult predicament of life under military occupation in Ramallah. Using wit and humor, Amiry recounts her stifling existence during curfews and heavy shelling, her terrifying...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Salih Can Açıksöz References Açıksöz Salih Can . 2012 . “ Sacrificial Limbs of Sovereignty: Disabled Veterans, Masculinity, and Nationalist Politics in Turkey .” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 26 , no. 1 : 4 – 25 . Altınay Ayşe Gül . 2004 . The Myth of the Military...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 173–174.
Published: 01 March 2017
... d’état. Modern Turkey’s history has been marred by a series of coups, from the bloody to the “postmodern,” in 1960, 1971, 1980, and 1997. Military tanks rolled into the cities, fighter jets and helicopters fired ammunition. Soldiers blocked key nodes in transportation networks and attacked central state...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 March 2006
... latest addition to the ever-growing trend of anti-military-establishment literature in Israel, which in the past several years has sought to expose the mindless corruption and nefarious hierarchy that threatens to obliterate the moral decency of the society as a whole. Ironically, its...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the coup yet, but it looks like the Gülenists who infiltrated the military planned and attempted to execute it. Gülen was a preacher in Turkey who cultivated a huge following that developed into a transnational religious and social movement. He had his media barons and businessmen and instructed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 433–434.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Thaira Al-Mayyahy Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 Figure 1. Thaira Al-Mayyahy, Women in a Time of War , 2013. Figure 1. Thaira Al-Mayyahy, Women in a Time of War, 2013. I painted this image in 2013, during a time of war. Though military...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 350–353.
Published: 01 November 2015
... secularism but do not rely on assimilation or oppression of religious and ethnic differences. Feminist movements in Turkey have been caught in what I believe is the false dilemma of choosing between a military secular or a democratic moderate Islamist government. The dilemma offers a narrow space for...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 July 2016
... thinking about women and religion and in explaining the state’s grip and the failure of antistate social protest by faithful disenfranchised citizens. Last, Wrapped is among the very few works that tie Israeli colonization and military occupation of Palestine with internal colonization of non-European...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... 2008 . The Jews and Prostitution in Constantinople, 1854–1922 . Istanbul : Isis . Balsoy Gülhan . 2013 . The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838–1900 . London : Pickering and Chatto . Beşikçi Mehmet . 2014 . “ Mobilizing Military Labor in the Age of Total War...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 November 2015
... arguments. First, military institutions are not synonymous with authoritarian regimes. Second, the security state is not the ontological opposite of civil society. Third, global governance does not solely emanate from the Global North. The radical wing of critical security studies has focused on the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 189–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of women who stand for the elected government at the vigils with the will of women who stand for peace and against any kind of authoritarian military regime. Given the heightened nationalism and militarism in the context of ongoing wars in the region and the government’s increasing intolerance toward...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 183–189.
Published: 01 November 2009
...” feminism, is confl ated with the discourse of domestic U.S. feminist NGOs that set their sights abroad through a new vision of cosmopolitanism that at once links them to global confl icts but oft en detaches them from the U.S. military’s instiga- tion and continued provocation of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2018
... feminist formations in the region (March, July, and November 2015), the implications of the Turkish military coup attempt (March 2017), and feminist reactions to the Trump presidency (November 2017). Third Space also provides a site for interviews, such as the one published in this issue between...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... women are made to represent the supposed sexual permissiveness, decadence, and feminine weakness of the Byzantine Empire vis-à-vis the Abbasids, as well as to underline the moral superiority and masculine military strength imputed to the Muslims. Chapter 5 addresses the construction in early Abbasid...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Gülen organization allegedly behind the coup attempt; the masculinism of the military, the centrality of gender and sexual violence to political power, and the shifting regimes of representation of women’s bodies in public space. These essays take us to streets and squares in urban Turkey and ask us to...