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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 122–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Fatima Sadiqi Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Amazigh feminist nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) emerged in the new century. They address, among other matters, language, identity, and “ruralness” issues that were sidelined by the mainstream...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Shahrzad Mojab; Rachel Gorman In this paper we provide an analysis of Kurdish women’s organizing in the diaspora, highlighting the tension between “homeland” and “host-land” nationalisms, patriarchy, and feminism. This is the first feminist-transnational study of the experience of Kurdish women...
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Published: 01 March 2018
Figure 1. Women dengbêj s performing at DÖKH-organized women’s rights rally on November 25, 2012, in Van Figure 1. Women dengbêjs performing at DÖKH-organized women’s rights rally on November 25, 2012, in Van More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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 (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 6–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Camron Michael Amin The author examines how the Women’s Party (Hizb-i Zanan) used globalization to signal its departure from the tendency of women’s organizations to prioritize national goals over feminist goals in Iran. In explicitly holding the Iranian government to emerging international...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 31–52.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Kathryn Libal This article examines debates over Turkish women’s emancipation and women’s independent organizing in Turkey during the 1930s. It traces the troubled history of Turkey’s most prominent independent women’s organization, the Turkish Women’s Union (Türk Kadın Birliği), focusing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Shweta Belwal; Rakesh Belwal; Fatema Al Saidi To organize and manage an enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk, women entrepreneurs need to undertake various challenges. This paper identifies and discusses the characteristics, motivations, and obstacles of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 80–93.
Published: 01 March 2009
... husbands. It also shows that some women were subjected to violence during childhood and adolescence. The study points to the lack of legislation and official organizations to protect women from violence and suggests ways and means of dealing with the problem in Qatari society. Dr. Kaltham al-Ghanim...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
... questions that guide us then become: In what debates and institutions do “Muslim women’s rights” partake? How are they mediated? What work do the notion and the practices organized in its terms do in various places, for various kinds of women? What infrastructures support them? As an anthropologist, I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 26–50.
Published: 01 July 2012
... France with non-governmental organization workers and village girls, it demonstrates how humanitarian work is rendered meaningful by specific actors, its effects coexisting alongside, rather than supplanting, other forms of sociality. In tracing the ways in which a youth habitus based on rights is “made...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 40–61.
Published: 01 November 2014
... great numbers of women, seek new language, modes of organizing, and formations. Presenting the new insurrections as not only anti-statism, anti-authoritarian, and non-hierarchal, but also fragmentary, uncertain, incomplete, and ongoing, I ground my ideas with examples from the various insurrections and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2014
... our discipline more visible in different institutions and organizations, including MESA as well as your committed work with the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. In addition, we deeply appreciate your mentoring of students and junior faculty. As was communicated by one of your students, you are...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 60–85.
Published: 01 July 2006
... legitimate the values of the regime, and “criticaloppositional women,” who oppose and combat the existing order. This paper also explores the ways the Algerian regime has tried to maneuver women’s organizations, such as the main state association, whose raison d’être supposedly represents women’s needs...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Sedef Arat-Koç This paper proposes that regional feminisms would be productive in avoiding some of the problems of “global feminism” or the co-opted shapes feminist transnationalism might take when it serves the priorities of international organizations or imperial powers. While Middle Eastern...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Charlotte Weber This essay examines the Eastern Women’s Congresses in Damascus (1930) and Tehran (1932) to show how Middle Eastern women attempted to stake their own claim to modernity within the established terms of nationalist and international feminist discourses. I argue that in organizing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., content, and organization of these schools. The study is based primarily on the memoirs of Iranian educators, the writings of foreign observers in Iran active in Iranian education circles, and Persian-language press sources. Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi is Assistant Professor of History at California State...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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 (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2013
... before it, creatively adopted a non-hierarchical model of collective action that was organically suited to the vast informal and subterranean networks already dominant within Egyptian life. Young women and men risked their lives pursuing regime change, and one of the master frames of the uprisings that...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 58–79.
Published: 01 July 2013
... spiritual yet usable presence in the organization of quotidian issues, as seen in Aboulela’s novel. Shirin Edwin is Associate Professor of French at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests include African Francophone literatures and African Islam and Islamic feminism. She has published...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Lihi Ben Shitrit Women’s activism in conservative religious-political movements poses a challenge to liberal feminism. Why do women participate in great numbers in political organizations that seem to limit women’s freedom and equality? My work with women activists in the Islamic Movement and the...