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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 March 2021
... offshoot Instagram page, this article examines digital repertoires of Muslim women’s self-styling as both pious and liberal. While the women-only Facebook group reproduced existing religious norms in contemporary language, the Instagram platform generated self-modulated performances of fashion and fitness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 27–55.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Petra Kuppinger Hülya Kandemir’s book, Himmelstochter (Daughter of heaven), chronicles her transformation from a well-known regional pop singer to a pious Muslima in Germany. Kandemir describes her turn to Islam and the ensuing fine-tuned construction of a modern pious Muslim subjectivity in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
... reproduces Amin as a modern pious role model for Iranian women, a conservative in her viewpoints on gender relations, and an advocate of the veil. This selective attention worked to recuperate the traditional gender viewpoints of the Islamic Republic while facilitating demands to expand religious education...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... everyday life and desire in ordinary relationships with friends and kin. Revising the notion of the “infinity of desire,” which explains the traction of the paradigmatically mystical figures of lover and beloved in pious frameworks, the article argues that the finitude of desire in relation to intimate...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... styles of bodily appearance and forms of intimate relations. Beauty salon customers and workers create strategies to deal with (bodily) intimacy and test the moral, social, and religious boundaries of what is attractive, respectable, or permissible. Defying common assumptions, upwardly mobile pious women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 91–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... into value and vice versa by deploying the image of the pious feminine to incite consumer desire while denying accusations that this is simply capitalism with a religious face. Based on research and interviews with the editorial staff of one Islamic fashion magazine, NooR, this article traces how...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Jewish ultra-Orthodox Shas Movement in Israel, both explicitly patriarchal religious revivalist groups similar to other movements across the Middle East, finds that these movements offer women powerful liberatory narratives. This paper takes issue with recent arguments that suggest that pious women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
... modern law and society as both a promise of lifelong companionship and a private institution that threatens to close a woman off from her other relationships, especially those with her female friends, and thereby from her means of engaging in the ethical work of developing a pious self. It also reads...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in a manner that is overwhelmingly negative. This overarching negativity is dissonant with the erotic conjugality that is frequently forwarded in this same literature as a pious ideal. This dissonance suggests a theoretical gap between more traditional notions of sexuality, marriage, and gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 411–415.
Published: 01 November 2016
...). For the more or less pious Shiʿi youth whose voices lie at the book’s ethnographic core, decisions about where and how to have fun are the site of impassioned negotiations about morality, both one’s own and others’. Reference Deeb Lara . 2006 . An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 111–113.
Published: 01 July 2013
... ethnographic chapters focusing on the members and activities of the women of al-Hilal, whose personal stories she chronicles with sen- sitivity and nuance. Hafez charts the surprisingly complex processes of pious self-fashioning among al-Hilal’s members in sections focusing on women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 105–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the Islamicate world by considering how orality and aurality are embedded in pious practices and by engaging with the complexities of cultural relations between the Middle East and Indonesia. Rasmussen focuses on aurality in order to show how individuals and in- stitutions have shaped the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... In Righteous Transgressions Lihi Ben Shitrit rethinks pious women’s agency by examining women’s participation in nationalist religious movements. Using case studies from the Israeli and the Palestinian religious rights (the Jewish settler movement and the ultra-Orthodox Shas party; the Islamic...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 March 2018
... life” (x). This emphasis on feminism as awareness, rejection, and activism is productive for thinking about how headscarf-wearing women have responded to opposing parties politicizing and instrumentalizing women’s dress and bodies in struggles for power and dominance. Pious women have strategically...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2008
... bodily comportment that they see as being necessary to the cultivation of a pious Islamic self. Th e sociopoliti- cal signifi cance of this women’s piety movement is that it marks the fi rst time in Egyptian history that women in large numbers have taken on a task historically...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... inspire impassioned reactions not only from pious Iranians or the Iranian state but from secular Iranians as well, both in and outside the country. As I show, while Ermia’s personal moral decision-making fit into the larger postrevolutionary transformation of piety and “Islam . . . into a body of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2017
... , 121–33) explains how women were expected to lead pious lives and spend their time in religious gatherings and, when needed, work voluntarily in the community’s schools or dormitories. Once in the community, they were pressured to stay in it and marry within it. Exit options were not easy. Binnaz...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the rights of the needy, poor, orphaned, and drifters” (62). In other words, food distribution is central to these young male pious activists’ identities and ideal vision of society. Naguib shows how the intersection of age and gender among these activists fractures the category of even that Egyptian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 88–92.
Published: 01 March 2016
... ), charity, the reception of grievances, the establishment of pious foundations, and the provision of soup kitchens. Through these pious actions, women were part and parcel of the government’s redistribution of wealth contract. Palace women’s political and religious commitments marked stability and grandeur...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2006
... beginning of questioning the democratization of Islam; and 2001, after the Khatami’s reformation. The factually based film revolves mainly around the story of two characters, Mitra, the murderer, and Tahereh, the pious prison warden...