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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Seçil Yılmaz Abstract Late Ottoman physicians used medical advice literature to impact syphilis transmission and treatment by cultivating men’s rather than women’s hygiene, self-care, and sexual practices. Soldiers and migrant workers were understood to be the main vectors of syphilis beginning in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Roberta Micallef We Have No Microbes Here: Healing Practices in a Turkish Black Sea Village , Önder Sylvia Wing . Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press , 2007 . Pp. xxv, 304 . ISBN 978-0-89089-573-3 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009 108...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 254–255.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maya Mikdashi Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 This dissertation is an ethnography that focuses on competing discourses and practices of secularity in contemporary Lebanon. It is situated at the intersections of legal anthropology, theories of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 268–274.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., and performative embodied and creative practices as sites for the intervention, reinterpretation, and transformation of the dystopian reality in Iraq. My encounters during ʿAshura with the women in my family and community in Baghdad and Karbala brought me closer to an embodied practice for coping with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 137–139.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Frances S. Hasso Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life , Sonneveld Nadia . Cairo; New York : The American University in Cairo Press , 2012 . 229 pages. ISBN: 978-977-416-484-12 . Copyright © 2013 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 133–138.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Karen G. Ruffle BOOK REVIEWS  133 Th e Female Voice in Sufi Ritual: Devotional Practices of Pakistan and India Shemeem Burney Abbas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002. Pp. xxx + 209...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mathew Gagné This paper explores how the participation of men in Beirut within the exclusively gay-male dating web site GayRomeo.com is framed by identity politics and practices of national and ethnic membership, masculinity, and sexuality in post-civil war Beirut. Such intermingling of the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sophia Pandya While I was interviewing young, educated, employed Yemeni women regarding their religious practices, many conveyed to me that their favorite preacher was the charismatic Egyptian televangelist ‘Amr Khaled, whose show is broadcast in Sanaa and in many parts of the Middle East on a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
... practices are highly invested in the idea of the autonomous individual. The validity of practices, according to activists, rests on the choice and consciousness of the individual and on the rejection of submission to social norms. Furthermore, when we take into account the various class and cultural...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 264–282.
Published: 01 November 2020
... narratives describing marital practices: bride price, divorce, polygyny, and early marriage. The article confronts the discourse of Ghagar and non-Ghagar about the position of women within Ghagar communities. It hypothesizes that representations of gender specificities among Ghagar communities may be...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Amélie Le Renard This article deals with young urban Saudi women’s transgressions of rules regulating dress and public conduct in Riyadh. Many researchers on Middle Eastern societies interpret as resistance the silent practices adopted by subalterns such as women or youth. The existence of such...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
... hoshiyya —a Bedouin courtship dance—with how women dancers enact and revise such codes in everyday life. The article explores choreographies of gender through a careful reading of tensions between the moving bodies of men and the embodied practices of the woman soloist onstage. It also compares this model...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nahda Shehada Based on 14 months of fieldwork, this paper examines the influence of social norms, individual agency, and historical contingency on the practice of House of Obedience ( bayt al-ta‘a ) in the shari‘a courts of the Gaza Strip. It argues that the text of Islamic family law is only one...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lila Abu-Lughod Rather than arguing about whether “Muslim women” do or do not have rights, I suggest that we begin from the premise that the concept of, and the practices around, “Muslim women’s rights” have an active social life today that can and should be studied ethnographically. The kinds of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... inspired a sense of belonging to a transnational Lebanese family under siege. This naturalized the practice of “comfort mothering,” which met the emotive needs of a diaspora engaged from a distance with a war in the homeland. The paper explores how concepts and practices of belonging to a transnational...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 118–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Banu Gökarıksel; Anna Secor Since the 1980s, fashionable Islamic dress for women, or tesettür, has become a growing segment of the textile industry in Turkey, yet its meaning and practice remain hotly contested. Through an analysis of the representation of these styles in company catalogs and of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 292–313.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Delfina Serrano-Ruano Abstract The social malaise produced by thousands of children born out of wedlock and abandoned is widely understood in the Maghreb. It has opened a breach in traditional Islamic legal discourses as well as social practices regarding the establishment of filiation in Tunisia...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Simonowitz In the Islamic world, an important body of biographical material traces the chains of transmission of calligraphic instruction over many centuries. Although there is comparatively little documentation on women who have practiced calligraphy, scattered references do mention female...
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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 (2009) 5 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 July 2009
... “asynchronization,” namely, feeling as if they are lagging behind or deviating from the normal masculine life trajectory. At the community level, men vary greatly in their disclosure practices, but all are preoccupied with monitoring the flow of infertility-related information. We attribute the centrality of this...