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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 71–101.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Yossi Yonah; Ishak Saporta This research study is a development of our previous study about the pre-vocational training program introduced to the Israeli education system in the 1950s. However, while in the previous study we examined the role this program played in making Israel’s ethnoworking...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2015
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 116–118.
Published: 01 November 2011
... entertainment free of sexual content. Chapter 4 discusses the dream interpretation literature in pre- modern Ottoman world. It suggests, through a refined reading of the writings of Ibn al-Arabi and Sheikh ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, that pre- modern Ottoman dream lore treated dreams not only as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 315–317.
Published: 01 July 2017
... intellectual history, a subfield of Islamic studies, Azam offers a much-needed examination of the overlapping and diverging interpretations of both schools on the subject of sexual violation. The book is organized both chronologically and thematically, from pre-Islamic legal traditions to Islamic law in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., bodies, and spaces addressed in the book: pre-twentieth-century minstrel performers ( mutribs ) and their gender-ambiguous boy dancers ( bachcheh raqqas or zan push ); dance in elite nationalist-modernist performing-arts communities during the early twentieth-century; Tehran’s professionalized dance...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 158–161.
Published: 01 July 2014
... scholarly appeal for its multidisciplinary approach, and it will be of particular interest to historians and anthropologists for the questions it poses about the production of subaltern histories. The first five chapters address the cultural production of the Gulf in pre-modern, pre...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 132–134.
Published: 01 March 2017
... attitudes and practices said to have been characteristic of pre-Islamic Arabian paganism, or jahiliyya . In a number of texts from the first few centuries of Abbasid rule, the jahiliyya was initially constructed as a time of impurity and corruption, and later as one of ignorance and barbarism. Such...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 140–143.
Published: 01 July 2005
... nation-states within the same historical period, could yet follow different paths with respect to family law and women’s rights in the aftermath of independence. The main question is one of how structural and historical forces in the pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolo- nial eras...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 July 2014
... cultural production of the Gulf in pre-modern, pre-Islamic societies and the present day. Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi’s chapter analyzes common myths and artifacts to identify women’s participation in social life beginning in the third millennium. Unlike other scholars writing about this time...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 113–116.
Published: 01 July 2013
... states pre-codification; in contrast, judges have less flexibility in their rulings and women have less agency today. Providing a Foucaultian framework for the emergence of secret marriages, Hasso characterizes state codification of family law and re- sponse to unconventional...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 116–119.
Published: 01 July 2013
... development spurred in the emirate. The book is structured around the contrasting perspectives of three generations of Emi- rati women: grandmothers who were raised and who raised their children in the poor, pre-oil period, middle-aged women who were children in the 1960s and 1970s when...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 244–246.
Published: 01 July 2019
... collective counternarrative to challenge the oppressive systems set in pre- and postmigration contexts. Still, finding a means of reframing my work to consider my narrative within the context of war has become one way to resist such interruptions and to continue articulating a discourse otherwise lost in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2006
... violent rejection of either world but instead stages a conscientious dialectic, opening this encounter for further reflection. The stories that deal with this encounter between the past and the pres- ent tend to depict powerful scenes of serenity and peace attributed to the landscape of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 106–109.
Published: 01 July 2009
... of my students in the course, Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam (University of Michigan, Winter 2008). Th eir curiosity and insights into Najmabadi’s Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards have inspired this review. ...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 109–111.
Published: 01 July 2011
... argument about the fraught legacy of secular colonial modernity in Egypt and the episte- mological and other violence it has underwritten. Nevertheless, the pres- ent volume is a carefully supported, a well argued, and an innovatively structured history of Egypt in the early twentieth century...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 July 2012
...). Instead, it emphasizes cohabitation and companionship. This double standard surrounding male and female sexual activity is a feature of the pre-modern legal systems and social practices. The jurists’ interpretations were limited by their adoption of a strongly gendered model of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 318–320.
Published: 01 July 2017
... biomedicine. For instance, physicians such as Ahmad Hassan al-Rashidi and ʿIsa Hamdi defended the pre-Islamic practice of female circumcision through the language of science by stating that it was more hygienic and reduced women’s sexual desire. ʿIsa Hamdi went further by incorporating Charles Darwin’s theory...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 350–353.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Ermia refuses legibility along the lines of pre- or postrevolutionary temporality, secular/religious, or modest/immodest. This illegibility then makes her mysterious self-representation a cypher that induces love, hate, and debate. Crucially, her very existence is questioned, as the audience speculates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 July 2011
... were unprecedented in pre-1952 Egypt, with its glaring class divisions, manifested in feminist circles whose pioneering figure was the aristocratic Huda Sha‘rawi. These qualities earned her the admiration of men and women of many generations. The only other comparable male hero of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 1–10.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., to young men from the tanzim (liter- ally “organization,” referring to Fateh militant youth) ineptly trying to save a marriage. Interestingly, both articles show how post-Oslo globalized realities shape contemporary marriage arrangements, affi liations, and self-pre- sentation, including...