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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 54–80.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Rita Giacaman; Penny Johnson In focus groups and individual interviews with the wives and mothers of Palestinian political prisoners, we find that their narratives describe a triple captivity—of the Israeli colonial system, the Israeli prison, and the post-Oslo Palestinian political landscape with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Ezzat Goushegir Copyright © 2006 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2006 138  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES BOOK REVIEWS  FILM REVIEWS  Women’s Prison...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Women’s Studies 2005 SUSAN SLYOMOVICS  73 THE ARGUMENT FROM SILENCE: MOROCCO’S TRUTH COMMISSION AND WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS Susan Slyomovics Th ere is a diff erence, of course, between prison and death...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 491–493.
Published: 01 November 2017
... would be reprocessed under the new Homeland Security Act, our telephones and e-mail accounts placed under surveillance, and passports returned when it was deemed appropriate. I walked out of the hall a prisoner of state, puzzling over the horizon of possibility that had pushed a well-institutionalized...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 39–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the life of a woman, a former leftist political prisoner, named Mahtab. Striving to unravel the pathos and aporias of Mahtab’s life, this paper ponders the limits of the laws of polity and of kinship, and the “limit of reflexivity” (a phrase introduced by Judith Butler) that may have led to her...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 37–62.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Susan Slyomovics Fatna El Bouih stands as a well-known Moroccan activist whose life embraces a remarkable trajectory and a wide array of roles: former political prisoner, writer, academically trained sociologist, witness, individual claimant for truth commission reparations, and, most recently...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 197–199.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Bouih. Trans. and Intro. Mustapha Kamal and Susan Slyomovics. Austin: Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, 2008. Pp. xviii, 100. ISBN 978-0-292-71915-6. Reviewed by Bethany J. Osborne, University of Toronto This volume of prison memoirs...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 122–125.
Published: 01 July 2007
... useful to many diff erent academic audiences. She argues that the absence of offi cial testimonies about prisoner torture is perpetuated both by the prison system’s creation of a particular category of the “disappeared,” and by the various ways in which prisoners create performative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 122–124.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Pen Club, is a prison memoir that was smuggled out of prison chapter by chapter and was published fi rst in Tur- key, in 1999, when the author was still in prison; it became an instant best seller. Asiye’s Story iiss aann iimportantmportant ttextext iinn ttermserms ooff wwhathat iitt...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 129.
Published: 01 July 2011
..., writing emerges from the space of loss and as a way of mourning. This article has particularly come to life as a form of mourning hence surviving. My debt to Mahtab and other politi- cal prisoners whose lives were, so unjustly, cut short is beyond reparation. My life and writing have been touched...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 155–158.
Published: 01 July 2014
... particular confession was the woman’s singular defiance to play along with her interrogators. Usually, by the time the prisoners came on television, they would be repentant, answering the off-camera interrogator’s questions with fake 156  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s studies  10:2...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 163–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... camera’s sight, and her mother scolds “Stop it. Why do you have to film so much Go clean up, go peel potatoes.” The fear that shrouds this Palestinian village inside Israel is articulated in the film around the history of Suaad Genem, a local former PLO activist and political prisoner now living...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 July 2007
... because we can somehow sense the spontaneous youthful exuberance of her challenge to the prison-house of family and traditions. Th e same is true of Hakim, the Algerian police inspector who collaborates with the French in locat- ing the underground resistance and interrogating them with inhumane...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 453–457.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “raw material” to be processed in the First World academy. She defined her practice as deploying the critical perspectives and theories of those she wrote about and with whom she stood in solidarity. Harlow discussed the narratives produced by revolutionary struggles, political prisoners, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 96–107.
Published: 01 November 2005
... in advancing women’s rights as human rights, but this changed dramatically in the 1990s. How did a small circle of volunteers who campaigned on behalf of mostly male politi- cal prisoners become an international movement that campaigned against gender apartheid...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 125–130.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... With horrifying stories of the torture they endured while in Israeli jails, this very intense fi lm focuses on four women—Aysha Odeh (jailed for ten years), Rawda Basir (jailed for eight years), Rasmiyeh Odeh (sentenced to life but released in a prisoner exchange aft er serving ten years), and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-tanuff s, or breathing yard of the political prison. Th is notion helps to explain what has become known as the “Syrian paradox”: the state’s fi nancing and subsequent banning of or limiting access to oppositional art, fi lm in particular. Th e Syrian intel- ligentsia emerges as a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 March 2007
... friends’ houses, restaurants, churches, hospitals, theaters, prisons, ministries, and the infamous Green Zone. She is searching for visual metaphors of the new Iraq—Baghdad streets lined with death shrouds announcing the names of the recently deceased, mere yards from advertisements for the latest...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 119–122.
Published: 01 November 2006
... tah policy, and the gradual opening of Egypt to Western markets and investors. Salem’s focus is on those who are not able to benefi t from the new economy: the unemployed, the poor, prisoners, and women. Th e dignity of everyday life is nicely evoked, with full attention to the complexities of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 312–314.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of masculinity aside from the guns he carries. Indeed, the militiamen seem rather incompetent, and the resistance leader is involved in delicate negotiations with the Israelis for the release of Palestinian political prisoners. If Mousa admired this form of masculinity as a child in the camps, to the...