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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Nicola Pratt Copyright © 2021 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2021 Popular culture, particularly its gendered dimensions, remains relatively understudied in the field of Middle East studies, including Middle East gender studies. Yet it provides a fruitful arena for...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 March 2017
... coupling, the genre of the desert romance novel 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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. 50  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Gözde Emen-Gökatalay Abstract This article traces Nene Hatun’s popularity and legacy for women’s image in Turkey. The rediscovery of Nene Hatun and the political construction of her public image during the rule of the Democratic Party (DP), as an icon of anticommunist Turkish mothers, not only maps...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Mejdulene B. Shomali Abstract This article analyzes two popular Golden Era belly-dance films, Sigara wa Kass ( A Cigarette and a Glass , 1955) and Habibi al Asmar ( My Dark Darling , 1958), through concepts of queer spectatorship, queer time and space, homoerotic triangulation, and queer...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2020) 16 (2): 144–164.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Gi Yeon Koo Abstract This study explores the Korean Wave and fandom in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It follows Iranian women’s consumption of Korean popular culture in the context of their general pop-culture consumption patterns and how they create a fan culture through social media and pop...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (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 (2021) 17 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Burcu Dabak Özdemir Abstract This essay analyzes how postfeminism is constructed on a visual level in the Turkish context. It uses theories of postfeminism to discuss new popular romantic comedies of Turkish cinema by comparing the new female protagonists with the women portrayed in Yeşilçam...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Shayna Silverstein Abstract This essay analyzes how dance, gender, and state power function together as a significant node of critique in recent cultural production that addresses authoritarianism in Syria. Identifying the symbolic trope of dabke , a popular dance ubiquitous in Syrian life...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
... or celebrate national projects. Copyright © 2020 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2020 Egypt nationalism domestic social reproduction popular culture 1. Two decades ago Egypt had only two national channels; the rapid proliferation of private media has had a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . Bayat Asef . 2013 . “ The Making of Post-Islamist Iran .” In Post-Islamism: The Many Faces of Political Islam , edited by Bayat Asef , 35 – 65 . New York : Oxford University Press . Breyley Gay . 2010 . “ Hope, Fear, and Dance Dance Dance: Popular Music in 1960s Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2015) 11 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 July 2015
... suited for those with a working knowledge of Syrian history, politics, and society who are interested in reading translated texts that convey the dynamics of masculinity and the state in Syrian popular culture. Given the popularity of marital and sexual themes in Syrian musalsalat , it is...