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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... war narrative, by linking the political, oft en nationalist violence of these stories to the intimate violence sustaining the structures of patriarchal social institutions within which the characters exist. 22  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES TRAUMA AND MATURATION IN...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 48–70.
Published: 01 November 2006
... demarcation line is oft en drawn between the Arab/Muslim world and secular Western societies and is drawn into question when minority populations are taken into consideration. This is a comparative, qualitative study examining attitudinal changes and discerning cultural trends based on in-depth interviews...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., whose activities led to a reform of the Moroccan personal status code (the Mudawwana ) in 2003. The discourse of the second generation of Tunisian women, which emerged, unlike that of women in other Arab Muslim countries, in a post-independence context wherein they benefited from an oft-amended PSC that...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
... tours with LebTour from 2007 to 2011, and those men in the region who are increasingly identifying as bears. This research hopes to complicate the oft cited local/global bifurcation of sexuality. What becomes most interesting are the changing affinities, conceptions of rights, and aesthetics of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2008
...), birth control (Baron), education (Rostam-Kolayi), or the expression of feelings related to gender and sexuality (Amir-Ebrahimi). Powerful men some- times appropriated these ideas, oft en erasing their originators’ names from history; sometimes rejected these ideas; and sometimes ignored...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Palestine oft en skims over the “internal dynamics, stresses, and contradictions of the social groups and commu- nities within which people live out their lives, or the sensibilities and sub- jectivities of individuals as they negotiate their mundane existence away from the barricades” (xi...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 130–132.
Published: 01 November 2005
... analysis regarding why these perceptions are oft en inaccurate and why the past few decades have witnessed the proliferation of portrayals of Islam as a threat to Western-style modernity. Th is issue is addressed in more detail through a fascinating study of “airport literature,” or popular...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 108–115.
Published: 01 November 2005
... confront a judicial process fraught with countless dif- fi culties, delays, and legal uncertainties. In order to begin divorce proceedings in Egypt, women are required to obtain legal counsel, provide evidence of harm, oft en through eyewit- ness testimony, and submit to court-ordered mediation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 108–111.
Published: 01 July 2008
... EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES 4:2 nation-building project. “Nationalist politics must be conceived broadly, not just as party or parliamentary politics, from which women were oft en excluded, but as incorporating a range of ‘nation-building’ activities in diverse spheres, including...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 147–151.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., replaced by Arab Bedouins, and stripped of their citizenship, as well as lampooned by brutal propaganda campaigns. Kurds in Syria today number about 1.5 million out of a total population of 18 million. Th ese numbers are oft en underrepresented be- cause about one-sixth...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 106–108.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., not just as party or parliamentary politics, from which women were oft en excluded, but as incorporating a range of ‘nation-building’ activities in diverse spheres, including education, journalism, feminism, and social welfare” (220). While this text effectively addresses...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 1–10.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., circulation, and debate of ideas. Oft en “assigned,” in the global division of intellectual labor, to being short-term policy researchers, scholars in the region were seen as burdened with worn-out conceptual frameworks. Th e Arab Families Working Group organized itself as a network of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 125–131.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Shirin Ebadi addressed this issue at the conference. In her para- digm, whereas war can mean the end of suff ering for men, it oft en means the beginning of suff ering for women. When a man dies in battle, the end of his life is the end of his plight. Women who survive the war...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2008
... question was central to debates over the form the nation-state should take aft er liberation from foreign occupation and the achievement of national independence. Issues such as how to modernize society without sacrifi cing indigenous culture or becoming un-Islamic were oft en debated in terms of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 March 2010
... details for a bestseller: an Iranian woman poet who defi ed her culture’s expectations and died an especially tragic death. Like all fi ctions spun around cultural icons, much is exaggerated and much is elided in most popular versions of her story—and Iran’s— but what is most oft en...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 122–125.
Published: 01 November 2005
... ety where people had direct access to the legal system and expected (and oft en got) justice. Looking at court records, Sonbol shows that “law and order were closely linked with social relations and organically linked with the base” (xxv). Unlike this organic relationship that linked the kh∂ssa...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 94–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
... with veiling in a broader sense, as well as those of Maghrebi intellectuals and politicians such as Fanon, Bourguiba, and Mernissi, Zayzafoon is able to pinpoint the (oft en unstated) union between Western and non-Western actors as 96  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES 5:1 regards...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2008
... many, not the least of these is a relationship with the supernatural, including, for some, a relationship, oft en unsought, with jinn. Rothenberg focuses on the ways in which jinn, diff erently conceived of and attended to by Palestinians, make their presence known in times 136  JOURNAL OF...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 March 2008
... audience. First written as brief accounts of life in Ramallah and transmitted to friends by email, its stark scenes BOOK REVIEWS  143 can be read in many ways. Although the scenes most oft en cited are indeed amusing—Amiry’s dog receives a Jerusalem...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 131–134.
Published: 01 November 2008
... rather complicated and cluttered writing style adds to the book’s sometimes confusing nature, and at times undermines her central points. Key terms are oft en introduced without adequate explanation, or are only explained much later. For instance, the term “self-identifi cation” is introduced on...