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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Orit Bashkin This essay examines representations of Iraqi women in the works of poets, novelists, and public intellectuals during the Hashemite period. Defining the functions of women in modern Muslim societies, Iraqi intellectuals sought inspiration in the writings of Egyptian and Turkish writers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
... temporary period of girlhood. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 dance youth Jordan sexuality patriarchy Wielding a sword, a woman enters the stage to join a group of men dancers. She is wearing a black silk cloak ( ʿabaya ) over a long dress ( thob...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 376–394.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hanan Hammad Abstract Court records, police reports, and security statistics indicate that theft was the most frequent crime committed by imprisoned Egyptian women in the interwar period, although scholarship has largely focused on their involvement in prostitution. Theft by women was typically an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Republican elites’ attempts to redefine family life and gender roles, and to hear, albeit at some remove, the voices of those caught up in such tensions. It also reveals the diversity of voices within the Republican camp in this early formative period. A. Holly Shissler is Associate Professor of Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 15–40.
Published: 01 March 2014
... studied, championed, and curated. Studying Sudan and its artists may have begun in Khartoum during Hale’s first three-year period there from 1961 to 1964; however, this essay analyzes Hale’s subsequent writings based on the places where she encountered artists, residing abroad and in exile, in Cairo...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Lilia Labidi This paper analyzes how the discourse of the independent Tunisian feminist movement of the 1980s brought new visibility and appreciation to the early feminists of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, and how it revived tensions that had arisen during the earlier period. The paper also examines how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
... participating in a modern nation-building process in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq in the period of 1991–2003. The study is based on fieldwork among Kurdish women in Canada, Britain, Sweden, and Iraqi Kurdistan. We have analyzed the activities of four women’s organizations in the diaspora and have traced...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 58–88.
Published: 01 November 2008
... initiator of female education. Specifically, I argue that modern-style girls’ schooling did not begin in the 1920s with the founding of statesponsored girls’ schools of the late Qajar and early Riza Shah era, but in an earlier period under the auspices of indigenous religio-ethnic minorities and Muslims...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Ray Jureidini From a series of interviews with Lebanese middle- and upper-class women in their latter years, the paper traces an oral history of domestic service in Lebanon over the past century. The interviews reveal various periods when women and girls were recruited from the local village poor...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 19–57.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Modern Egyptian Girl was no different from her sisters worldwide. She appeared in the postwar period and was associated with a variety of commodities. Depicted as white and Europeanized, her Egyptian incarnation coincided with the emergence of similar political iconography. The male elite desired to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 10–36.
Published: 01 March 2012
... strategies to broaden the basis for women’s rights activism by making women’s experiences of violence during the “Years of Lead” (the period of fierce repression under the rule of Hassan II), an issue of concern in the framework of its new politics of memory. The implementation of the ERC’s gender approach...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Sune Haugbolle This article discusses how militiamen who fought in the Lebanese civil war (1975–1990) have been represented in Lebanese cultural production and how these militiamen relate to public discourse on masculinity and culpability in the postwar period. Through an analysis of interviews...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 31–57.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Beth Baron This article looks at the origins of the family planning program in Egypt as a case study in the history of relations between the emerging community of international donors, state officials, and local actors in the postwar period. The paper suggests that Americans and Egyptians were not...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... interwar Baghdad. The Ayyub stories, which render homoerotic masculine sexualities as commonplace and a positive aspect of city spaces, are thus distinguished from most Iraqi writings during this period. The stories stage homoeroticism and love between men as democratic critique and affirmation of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Shaherzad R. Ahmadi Abstract During the Pahlavi period in Iran (1925–79), poor and working-class families were more likely to expect young sons to work to support the household. These boys, in turn, were more autonomous. Middle-class families, on the other hand, protected and controlled boys...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2018
... fatwa websites discuss this reproductive health technology. During the study period of 2016–17, English-language sites were more likely to rule that EC was not religiously acceptable, whereas no Arabic-language online fatwas declared the technology forbidden to Muslims. In contrast, Arabic questions to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 123–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
... ideas about personal development provides a useful reference. The second part of the book, “Periods of Psychological Develop- ment,” divides psychological development into six periods of life. Gregg relates his selection of these six periods to major currents in the study...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 109–119.
Published: 01 November 2007
... the second of a two-volume project, the first (Beck and Nashat 2003) covering a much longer period. Like the first, this volume is orga- nized in roughly chronological order, with some thematic pieces. There are ten contributions: two focus on the nineteenth century, one on the first half of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 March 2018
... others which had gone astray She is a rebel who uses her pen and her voice, her ideas and her literature to break walls and hurdles so we can build gardens where we breathe hope Do not lament the darkness of this period, oh miriam As this darkness will inevitably end And as we await the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 362.
Published: 01 November 2018
... erasures of petroleum imperialism, reminding us to consider the present through a genealogical lens. Dressed in the modern urban attire of the period, hair coiffed and eyes gazing candidly at the camera, the family members wear expressions from excitement to confusion. The teenaged Fahmi Basrawi sits in...