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Published: 01 July 2016
Figure 3. Women’s exercise often begins with a fast walk followed by a workout on the equipment. There are only two men in this photo: one is walking against the stream (Zeki, in the front, facing away from the camera), and another comes with his spouse. Cumhuriyet Park. Photo: Sertaç Sehlikoglu More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 8. Fahmi Basrawi often turned the lens of his Rolleicord camera on himself and his intimates, using the camera to document his narrative and compile an archive as both an Aramco employee and a family man. In this picture he poses for his own camera at his desk in the Jabal School More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 52–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
... provide Qur’anic school education, including literacy training, for older, often illiterate, women for whom there are few other educational opportunities. The Salafis disapprove of Sufism and folk Islam, and in Yemen these activities have often been forced underground. Here I analyze the types of benefits...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Frances S. Hasso Since the 1980s, an explosion in state, international, and nongovernmental campaigns and programs propose to increase women’s rights and protections in Arab countries. Women and women’s rights activists often invite and appeal to male-dominated states to regulate, intervene...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in this article these marriages are shaped and constrained by the very ethnonational processes they are often juxtaposed against. Based on over eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted on foreign resident women’s Islamic halaqa in Kuwait, sites where “Muslim marriages” are deliberated and discussed, I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Sarah Irving Abstract National or ethnic collectivities are often coded in art, propaganda, and other media as “female”—passive, possessed, and penetrable by the enemy other. Particularly during times of conflict, the nation or homeland is depicted as a woman whose purity must be protected by men...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Jakob Krais Abstract Algeria is often seen as a major instance of women’s emancipation in the Middle East of the mid-twentieth century. Whereas the scholarly focus has often been on colonial policies, French views, or the female participation in the war of independence, this article looks...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of its 1996 version, in which the state declared its “determination to abide by the universally recognised human rights.” However, while the state is often hailed in the international forums and media as a true trendsetter in the realm of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa region...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... for economic independence, challenging the very concept of namus (honor), and at times calling into question the value of the institution of marriage. The column often appeared in proximity to reports of youth suicides. Thus the column and its context allow us to examine the social tensions produced...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tal Meler Abstract Divorce, separation, and widowhood produce great psychological stress for Palestinian women in Israel. Very often family support is a set of demands seeking to regulate and reshape their conduct. This article is based on a study conducted between 2007 and 2011 with twenty-four...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Stacey Philbrick Yadav The gradual but marked Islamization of the public in Yemen since unification in 1990 is often treated as a dynamic that marginalizes women and limits their opportunities for political activism. By retheorizing the spatial features of public activism, however, this article...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 27–55.
Published: 01 July 2011
... in the contexts of a growing Muslim German public sphere, Muslim German cultural production, and the public sphere at large. Kandemir’s transformation unfolds in Germany in the middle of an often young and visible larger movement of Muslim piety. Her narrative and experience transcend her individual life...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Suad Joseph Thus far, scholarship on subjectivity, relevant to Arab men as well as women, skirts the key issue of “intentionality.” Feminist scholars often conflate agency and intentionality. Agency, as it is approached, is attached to the subject in the aftermath of observing actions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... as a culturally significant element of Bedouin women’s lives. I approach the novelist’s manner of writing about emotion and imaginativeness by attending to aesthetic processes themselves, which are often ignored by anthropologists looking at fiction. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 2–30.
Published: 01 March 2016
... women’s requests for Christian burial rites. This study shows that in some cases the sharia courts offered those converted women a legal option for divorce that was absent in Armenian canon law. The products of these conversions were hybrid Armenian-Muslim families, which challenge the often static...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... genital cutting, FGC) was being co-opted by imperial discourses calling for civilizing the women in African, Arab, and Muslim societies—what one might label a form of trafficking in women. Hale chose to decline to address the issue of female circumcision for many years, since her audiences so often found...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Sibylle Lustenberger Abstract This article analyzes the place of intimacy in the encounters between Israeli gay men and Indian surrogates. While transnational surrogacy is often presented either as an act of solidarity or as a contract for mutual benefit, the article complicates this picture...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Edith Szanto Abstract During the onslaught of the Islamic caliphate on Kobanî, Syria, media outlets across the globe broadcast pictures of brave and often unveiled Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a quintessentially male force of destruction. The images...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 60–85.
Published: 01 July 2006
... in Algeria. Equally, he acknowledged the rise of active women who have been fighting to make their voices heard and to break into the public sphere, which has so often been judged as men’s sphere. Armed with professional expertise, social science data, and political commitment, these women campaigned...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and traditional middle class often conform to hegemonic masculinity through their “family guy” performances and limit their sexual desires, professional middle-class gay men mobilize their social, economic, and cultural capital to carve out a gay life where they can perform a “sophisticated” gay identity...