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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nahda Shehada Based on 14 months of fieldwork, this paper examines the influence of social norms, individual agency, and historical contingency on the practice of House of Obedience ( bayt al-ta‘a ) in the shari‘a courts of the Gaza Strip. It argues that the text of Islamic family law is only one...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... normativity of Women for the Temple allows them to access resources and police protection and facilitates the mainstreaming of the Third Temple movement. References Abu El-Haj Nadia . 2001 . Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society . Chicago...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2024) 20 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Diego Garcia Rodriguez Diego.GarciaRodriguez@nottingham.ac.uk Sex and Desire in Muslim Cultures: Beyond Norms and Transgression from the Abbasids to the Present Day Aymon Kreil , Lucia Sorbera , and Serena Tolino , eds. London : Tauris , 2021 264 pages. isbn 9781838604080...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 344–366.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with state conceptualizations of modernity and tradition, and negotiate social and religious gender norms. The article argues that Qatari women’s views reflect their strategic negotiation, rather than uncritical submission or acceptance, of social and religious norms alongside increased expectations...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
... practices are highly invested in the idea of the autonomous individual. The validity of practices, according to activists, rests on the choice and consciousness of the individual and on the rejection of submission to social norms. Furthermore, when we take into account the various class and cultural...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 283–306.
Published: 01 November 2020
... East and the scholarship on femicide/feminicide. The article employs critical discourse analysis of ruling politicians’ gender-normative statements and shows how they reconstruct the category of “proper woman” as one with institutional and social consequences that compromise women’s safety. Using John...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 March 2021
... offshoot Instagram page, this article examines digital repertoires of Muslim women’s self-styling as both pious and liberal. While the women-only Facebook group reproduced existing religious norms in contemporary language, the Instagram platform generated self-modulated performances of fashion and fitness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 78–101.
Published: 01 July 2012
... globally. This paper looks at the consequences of Israeli policy and changing social norms on the Palestinian minority in Israel through the prism of female Palestinian activism in Israel’s economy. In particular, it examines the causes, consequences, and changes in the labor force participation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to illustrate how gender can be utilized effectively to negotiate local power hierarchies and social norms. I conclude with a discussion of the ways in which the public visibility and political activity of women are sanctioned when perceived as reinforcing rather than challenging the local sociopolitical order...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... transgressive practices that involve specific consumerist self-presentations have become norms among urban young women who conform to prevent rejection from the group. This study draws on ten months of ethnographic fieldwork in Riyadh between 2005 and 2009. I conducted interviews with young, urban Saudi women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2017
... they simultaneously take part in the specific masculine construction of fairness and oppose normative gender expectations, specifically in relation to language. When women swear, they act against language ideology about swearing, which deems it appropriate only for men, thereby contravening hegemonic masculinity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 50–67.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in Syrian melodrama connoted the rise of more equal gender relations, which symbolized a pluralistic political order. Amid the uprising, those outwardly embracing the regime narrative insist that they are focusing on societal norms rather than politics. This study is based on analysis of miniseries from...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and behavior in their class-based social circles. Thus we argue that social class and habitus are important for the norms of masculine respectability with a marked difference between lower-class/traditional middle-class and professional middle-class milieus. While family-dependent gay men in the lower class...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... (symbolized by Zahwa’s underground world), where imagination and code can resist oppression, escape censoring, interrogate the sacred, excavate sources of power, subvert the normative, and evade Western co-optation. Siham Abu al-Omrain ( 2011 , 49) maintains, however, that interpreting women’s creative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... I argue that GMA became a space for publicly playing with cultural norms, political participation, and the politics of piety at some distance from the pressures that make publicly living difference so challenging. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Khomeini’s fatwa and using it as a medicalization device to enforce sexually normative behavior and shape sexual desires through state-sanctioned and governmentally implemented surgery. Farrah Jafari earned her Ph.D. in the school of Middle East and North African Studies at the University of Arizona...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on the Internet, discourses of protectorship, valorizations of mobility in cyberspace and diasporic imaginations, and the political and economic opportunities for neoliberal entrepreneurship and expertise during the war on terror. In this process, the normative Iranian homosexual is produced as a victim...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 143–165.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that mahremiyet operates as an institution of intimacy that provides a metacultural intelligibility for heteronormativity based on sexual scripts, normative spaces, and gendered acts. Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 intimacy sexuality Turkey public sphere Islam...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... regulate sex/gender transgression. I argue that this institutional fixation develops specific proximities and forms of touch by the state on (and in) the bodies of trans women and gay men, which in turn plays a pivotal role in the institutional production of sexual difference and normative regulation...
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