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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 117–123.
Published: 01 March 2015
... immigrant or refugee, I found that the best method to survive is to imitate, and maybe I did it too well, as I sometimes feel like I am between two worlds. Body Screen is an installation work constructed of shapes taken from a three-dimensional scan of my body. This was done by a somewhat performative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Afiya S. Zia; Shahrzad Mojab Performing Piety: Singers and Actors in Egypt’s Islamic Revival . Van Nieuwkerk Karin . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2013 . 320 pages. isbn 9781477302255 paper. The Veil in Kuwait: Gender, Fashion, Identity . Botz-Bornstein...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 122–125.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Hilary M. Fineman The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco , Slyomovics Susan . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2005 . Pp. 271. ISBN 0812238583 . Copyright © 2007 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2007 122  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Paromita Kar Women, Dance, and Revolution: Performance and Protest in the Southern Mediterranean . Martin Rose . London : Tauris , 2016 . 180 pages. ISBN 9781784532482. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 Set against rich descriptions...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 268–274.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., and performative embodied and creative practices as sites for the intervention, reinterpretation, and transformation of the dystopian reality in Iraq. My encounters during ʿAshura with the women in my family and community in Baghdad and Karbala brought me closer to an embodied practice for coping with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 275–283.
Published: 01 July 2016
... less than nine years old (the age at which the hijab is mandated), others, like Fulla and Jamila, are portrayed as fourteen to sixteen years old. For the latter, the veil becomes a live issue. The dolls perform Arab Islamic identity in other ways. For example, the songs in Fulla’s marketing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Camila Pastor de Maria Campos Abstract Analyzing memoirs from the Arab diaspora and Mashriq, colonial archives, interviews, League of Nations reports, and mandate legal literature, this article tracks the circulation and regulation of mobile women engaging in performance and sex work in French...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... performed before a panel of judges and a television audience and were promoted or eliminated by popular vote. As the darling of Pahlavi-era popular culture who was silent for two decades following the revolution before making an explosive comeback in 2000, Googoosh was herself a contentious enough figure to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2008
... : Princeton University Press , 2006 . Pp. ix, 263 . ISBN 9780691124216 Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran , Torab Azam . Boston : Brill Academic Publishers , 2006 . Pp. xvii, 300 . ISBN 9789004152953 . Copyright © 2008 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2008...
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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 July 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maral Tatios Yessayan Abstract This article investigates issues of modesty, sexuality, and womanhood in a community of young Jordanian women working in folkloric dance companies in twenty-first-century Amman. Using feminist performance ethnography, it contrasts the gendered codes in play in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Rachel Z. Feldman Abstract The movement to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount/Haram ash-Sharif in Jerusalem has grown significantly since 2000. The Orthodox Jewish “Women for the Temple” group has come to play a central role in this activism. Women for the Temple activists perform...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2010
... enthusiasts have generally treated it as a universal dance for women. I examine the interplay between these claims through performances in Syrian-Lebanese country clubs, a Brazilian belly dance festival, and the Brazilian Orientalist soap opera, O Clone (The Clone). As contractors, folk dancers, or spectators...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
... domain as an expression of collective traumas and silenced pasts, contribute to peace building in Turkey? Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 motherhood performance strategic neutrality citizenship violence maternal peace politics of emotion Women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 133–138.
Published: 01 November 2005
... another (which classical ethnography does quite well), or women’s relationships to men,” instead focuses on “women’s relationships to other women.”1 Both Visveswaran and Behar articulate the need for a new gendered ethnography that is performed by women centering on women and taking into account...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2018
... corporeal norms. The production of the national dancer, Meftahi argues, has necessarily involved othering performers and genres deemed antithetical to the dominant ideologies of particular historical junctures. Chapter 1 introduces the key movement traditions of Iran and surveys the performance forms...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 450–452.
Published: 01 November 2016
... region and marjala in the Arabic-speaking Gulf countries. Marjala , I argue, incorporates bodily, affective, socially constituted, symbolic, and performative dimensions of masculinity. It surpasses rujula by emphasizing social dynamics and allowing for pluralization, marajil , to denote various...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 116.
Published: 01 March 2019
... how texts write the scripts that our bodies perform but also how our bodies can rewrite those scripts and perform them anew, even as we hold them close. On the head is written a fragment of a Rumi poem: “Love is found in every religion, but love itself has no religion.” Is it an image of Rumi in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 105–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the Islamic musical arts, referred to as seni musik Islam in the Malay language. Noting that the simultaneous performance of these genres may be regarded as atypical, and perhaps impermissible, in other Islamic contexts, Rasmussen was inspired to map out the institutional contexts that foster...