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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... increased in popularity after 9/11 and employs several ideological tropes that sustain US exceptionalism and thereby authorize its continued imperial efforts. Surveying over forty contemporary desert romances published by popular trade presses like Harlequin, Jarmakani isolates three technologies of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... religious practices. Factors such as a newfound access to modern education, lack of time, fatigue with politics, and ‘Amr Khaled’s unique ability to reconcile tensions between tradition and modernity have contributed to his popularity among this group of Yemeni women. Sophia Pandya is Assistant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 53–82.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Ruth Barzilai-Lumbroso This paper discusses the study of Ottoman dynastic history through women’s writings, such as harem women’s personal letter correspondence, women’s harem memoirs and recollections, and foreign women travelers’ accounts, published in popular historical magazines in Turkey...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
...A. Holly Shissler “Cici Anne” was a popular advice column that first appeared in two prominent Turkish journals, Resimli Ay and Resimli Hafta , and subsequently in one of Turkey’s preeminent daily newspapers, Cumhuriyet . The columnist, Sabiha Zekeriya Sertel, was a well-known journalist and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 52–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Sophia Pandya This paper looks at the ways in which older generations of Yemeni women in Sanaa negotiate religious change. Practices that are associated with Sufism and popular folk Islam are prevalent in Yemen, especially among older, illiterate women who have had little to no access to textual...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... empowerment that integrates both individual and collective processes that develop women’s capacities to increase their ability to make choices and have control over their lives, take action, and mobilize to impact the world around them. In so doing, the authors demonstrate how both popular human and legal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 31–52.
Published: 01 March 2008
... especially on the Twelfth Congress of the International Alliance of Women (IAW) held in Istanbul in 1935. Despite the renown of the Women’s Union, it was forced to disband shortly after the Istanbul Congress. Drawing upon popular press accounts, official records of the Istanbul Congress, and correspondence...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 11–35.
Published: 01 November 2009
... mourning made weddings far more simple and inexpensive, as well as signaling solidarity and resistance. In the second intifada, marriage arrangements and wedding celebrations are very different. The changed political climate, with the hope and popular participation of the first intifada turned into the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 54–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jihad Makhoul; Mary Ghanem This study explores the experiences and views of women and their families who have been affected by displacement due to the Lebanese civil war. Despite the popular notion that displaced families have returned home, the effects of displacement continue to be felt by...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Marilyn Booth This essay considers the recent production of texts in English that construct and rely on repeated and homogenized images of Muslim women, focusing on a translated text but arguing for its contextualization within the market of popular memoir. Taking the translation of Rajaa Alsanea’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transnational media popular music Iran veiling and piety political participation In 2011 Iranian pop icon Googoosh began a new venture through the London-based Manoto 1 satellite television station Googoosh Music Academy (GMA), a pop music talent competition in which nonprofessional contestants...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 124–128.
Published: 01 November 2011
... makes a bold move that utterly distinguishes itself from the reformist and “masculinity crisis” approaches of NGO and humanitarian organizations. Islamic Masculinities displaces queer theory as the heart of masculinity studies and substitutes new set of methods focusing on popular...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of Syrian television drama from the 1960s to today, Rebecca Joubin examines love and marriage in the popular genre of musalsalat (television miniseries) as metaphors for state and society. Joubin approaches musalsalat as literary texts through which writers voice their critique of the regime and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 256–257.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Lila Sharif Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 As Palestinians continue to experience the violent decimation of their olive groves, the consumption of Palestinian olive oil grows increasingly popular through transnational fair trade circuits. A...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Sheikh Manoush and Scoozi, he shows how homophobia increases as queer venues become more popular and visible within the city’s geography. Homophobia takes many forms: from the Lebanese police storming a gay nightclub as they please (230) to the queer community policing its own members’ gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 252–254.
Published: 01 July 2018
... the twenty-first century. We can only speculate about the reasons for the latest crackdown. Many activists believe that the government strategically employs such attack waves in an instrumental way that aims to distract popular attention from pressing social and economic problems and state repression...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 139–142.
Published: 01 November 2012
... are indeed reinforced through the pop musical industry, and its market in the Arab world, with its growing popularity of music videos. The transmission of music videos on satellite music channels at the beginning of the century, primarily, as well as the Internet, more recently...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 144–147.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Islamist political parties in Turkey have been able to mobilize their constituencies and add to their grow- ing political power and popularity. Since the mid 1990s, Turkish Islamists have made significant political gains through the Welfare and Virtue parties and in 2002 won an...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 126–127.
Published: 01 July 2011
... University of Michigan. Petra Kuppinger is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Monmouth College. Her research interests include topics of cities, spaces, colonialism, and popular culture in the Middle East, in particular, Cairo. She also works on space, culture...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 442–444.
Published: 01 November 2017
... travels in unpredictable ways that challenge our understandings of the relation between the United States and the rest of the world. Working across film, literature, and popular culture, Edwards argues that, rather than endless ludic circulation, globalization produces “end points, perhaps even dead ends...