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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Abouzeid’s engagement with tensions triggered by colonial encounters and postcolonial nation building. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 postcolonial female agency Leila Abouzeid Arabic autobiography Moroccan autobiography Arab women’s writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of local dress production in conversation with global market demands substantially further our knowledge of postcolonial Islamic societies and the use of dress to validate indigenous agency. Moroccan adult female dress becomes a canvas on which to observe competing ideological traditions, including...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 62–65.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of postcolonial and gender theory, she misses the opportunity to justify how placing them alongside psychoanalysis is either complementary or theoretically productive. Indeed, the largely Foucauldian/postcolonial/gender theory theoretical edifice (the “body” being the privileged term here) that she has built...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Weidman Amanda J. 2006 . Singing the Classical, Voicing the Modern: The Postcolonial Politics of Music in South India . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Weidman Amanda J. 2007 . “ Stage Goddesses and Studio Divas in South India: On Agency and the Politics of Voice .” In Words...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 94–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and that these constructions are always linked with, and even based on, mechanisms of power operating at intersections of race, nation, gender, class, and reli- gion. In my view, the main originality of the book consists in its capacity to manifest the impact of French colonialism and postcolonialism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 110–112.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and highlighting the singer’s artistic agency. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in gender and auto/biography in the Middle East, music and politics, and Egyptian and Arab culture following the 1967 War. Gender and Identity in North Africa: Postcolonialism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (3): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2008
... beyond, and in some ways against, those preliminary analyses of “Islamic” feminism and Muslim women’s agency. Saba Mahmood, in her book, Politics of Piety, proposesproposes thatthat despitedespite their inclusionary intentions, existing feminist accounts of the agency...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 398–400.
Published: 01 November 2019
... contribution for placing Sudanese women as active agents of their history. Colonizers regarded the Sudanese female body as a measure of civility and progress. Brown examines how, under the pretext of reform and progress, Anglo-Egyptian imperial governments exercised social and political dominance over...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 109–111.
Published: 01 July 2011
... of stories, poems, and—taking off in the postcolonial period— novels, testifies to a long tradition of feminine literary production that is often linked to a subversion of patriarchal power. Diaconoff claims that a period of political liberalization under the rule of Sultan Mohammed VI nurtured...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 113–116.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Gender and Identity in North Africa: Postcolonialism and Feminism in Maghrebi Women’s Literature , Cheref Abdelkader . London; New York : Tauris Academic Studies , 2010 . 206 pages. ISBN 978-1-84885-449-9 . Copyright © 2012 Association for Middle East...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 86–109.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Roksana Bahramitash This paper reviews the experience of Iranian women during the reform era (1997–2004) from a postcolonial feminist theoretical perspective, and challenges the mainstream literature on women in the Muslim world in its tendency to portray them as passive victims. Iranian women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 88–92.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Divorce Law in North Africa highlights the emancipatory reading of judicial law by Tunisian female judges. This is a significant token of agency in a region where law and politics are imbricated (Charrad 2001 ). Intervening in law to improve it is generally referred to as ijtihad . Classical Muslim...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
... woman—a key to de-imperialization . Paying attention to female spirituality and unexpected conversions—especially as it relates to colonial and continual views of women and religion, as well as forms of agency aligned with ideas of feminism and citizenship—accentuates the importance of these reading...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 123–132.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of a tolerant, liberal, inclusive secularism undergirded by an emancipatory politics that is invested in the humanist ideals of self-ex- pression, self-realization, and self-fulfi llment, axiomatic when it examines human agency in function of the desire to give women or Muslims “their voice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 108–110.
Published: 01 July 2012
... College Malek Abisaab’s monograph on the history of working women in Leba- non’s tobacco industry is an essential contribution to the historiography of Lebanon, in particular to its labor, gender, colonial, and postcolonial facets. Perhaps more importantly, Militant Women of a Fragile...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 164–166.
Published: 01 March 2014
... anthropologist known especially for her long-term cultural anthropology research on female genital cutting (FGC) and other health issues in Sudan. She has been a research and evaluation consultant on FGC and abandonment programs for UNICEF and other organizations, especially in Sudan and Sierra Leone...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (1): 149–163.
Published: 01 March 2014
... was because, as an outsider, a man writing about women’s oral history, he may not have been as deeply entangled in self-criticism as I. As an outsider in Middle East and African studies, I have recently given more credence to the postcolonial theories of global South scholars and activists...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 36–70.
Published: 01 November 2011
... masculinities, this article creates a larger map of discourses and methods, drawing upon studies of coloniality and gender in and from the global South. This mapping puts masculinity studies into dialogue with critiques of liberalism and security governance and with work in postcolonial queer theory, public...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
... anticipated questions of gender politics in the postrevolutionary period, while Saniee made such issues explicit as part of a feminist critique of historical erasure. In Missing Soluch Mergan is a militant figure who, in her steadfastness and fighting spirit, invokes the female revolutionary of 1970s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... reading of The Shirt of Flame, one in which, however, female agency is sublimated to male authority. Cook, an English colonialist who is described as believing in the “natives under the heels of the victor” (45), is an embodiment of the colonial encounter (secular masterplot 1) who sees...