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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Ariel M. Sheetrit Abstract This article presents an analysis of the Moroccan writer Leila Abouzeid’s Rujuʿ ila al-tufula ( 1993 ; Return to Childhood: The Memoir of a Modern Moroccan Woman , 1998) through the prism of relational theories of autobiography. It exposes narrative strategies of voice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 80–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... novelistic and journalistic accounts of Palestinian female suicide bombers from the United States and Algeria/France: Barbara Victor’s Army of Roses: Inside the World of Palestinian Suicide Bombers (Rodale, 2003) and Yasmina Khadra’s The Attack (Doubleday, 2005). It argues that sentimental terror narratives...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 348–350.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East . Anthony Downey , ed. London : Taurus , 2015 . 469 pages. isbn 9781784534110. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 “We are literally in need of archives,” declares...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
... historically been distinct for different segments of the population, especially for non-Muslim and non-Turkish citizens of the country (Bali 2011 ; Sürmenyan 2015 ), the Turkish national narrative portrays the service as a source of joy—a rite of passage for an able-bodied child that should be celebrated...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the inherent violence that accompanies the new social role she is being thrust into as a woman—this is achieved through the presentation of the narrative from the character’s “naïve perspective.” These and the other literary strategies in the texts destabilize what is anticipated in the predominant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 31–55.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Hoda Elsadda The emergence of the New Woman in Egypt as a central trope in the nationalist narrative of nation-building and modernity has been the subject of scholarly interest for more than a decade, yet there has been little research on her logical counterpart: the New Man. Although...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Allied occupation of Istanbul (1918–23). Both texts are manifestations of an emerging Turkish national master narrative. By highlighting the tensions between the first-person narratives of the novel, the memoir, and the emplottment of the national master narrative, this essay offers an analysis of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... privilege a redemptive narrative, where former fighters are shown as regretful, even feminized, “little men” on par with other human victims of a senseless war. This narrative is meant to counter the widely held notion in Lebanon that militiamen bear a large part of the responsibility for the war. At the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., and high levels of violence against camp Palestinians in particular. Analysis of the “self” stereotypes (and of their absence) points to a “collectivization” of personal narratives, as well as factors such as social status, age, educational level and degree of patriotism that differentiate the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2012
... strategies are largely shaped by social and economic factors and gender relations and in the traditional patriarchal context of rural Kurdish society. The article further explores the transformation of the women’s situation and narratives through the recent political changes in Iraq and shows the conflict...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Alborz Ghandehari Abstract This article argues that Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s Missing Soluch and Parinoush Saniee’s My Share are landmark works of feminist historical writing in Iran that disrupt official narratives in the country regarding the revolutionary project. Despite the different positions...
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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 (2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... prioritized individual constructions of female identity and plurality of representation. The article investigates the novel’s narrative aspects—hybridity, polyphony, intertextuality—which illustrate the quest for a new Egyptian female identity. 13. My translation of the French original: “Ibn Hazm nous...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 53–81.
Published: 01 March 2014
... an academic shows a strong relationship between her personal commitment to social justice and her intellectual contributions to the field of gender politics in Sudan, the Middle East, and Africa Using data from Hale’s teaching, research, and activist networks, this study presents both a narrative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 8–39.
Published: 01 November 2014
... this violence as a symbol of the depravity of those regions soon to come under European domination. The paper draws on a range of materials, including pirate captivity narratives, European and Ottoman state documents, and legal opinions. Judith E. Tucker is Professor of History at Georgetown...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Symbolic order, which is dominated by the patriarchal signifier. I also argue that Saddam, an intrusive Name-of-the-Father, validates the biographical endeavor and lures the narrative discourse into being. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Jacques Lacan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 80–97.
Published: 01 March 2015
... patriarchal power and cooperating through storytelling. Both narratives reflect their own forms of “multiple critique.” Tomorrow confronts the exploitation of the working class in postcolonial Morocco but does so in a way that disguises a frontal challenge to the masculinist context of the 1960s and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... “Arab family” placed a double duty on women activists in official Arab American public politics. Engagements with normative concepts of belonging to an “American family” entailed a gendered strategy of resistance in which Arab American official politics deployed women’s narratives to humanize the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., this paper explores the conflation of discourses on trafficking, migration, and sex work through migrants’ narratives. The study is organized around three central questions: 1) What are the social, economic, and political circumstances and structures that make Dubai a major migration and trafficking...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Rita Giacaman; Penny Johnson In focus groups and individual interviews with the wives and mothers of Palestinian political prisoners, we find that their narratives describe a triple captivity—of the Israeli colonial system, the Israeli prison, and the post-Oslo Palestinian political landscape with...