1-20 of 280 Search Results for

region

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
×Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 136–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Although the field of women’s studies has experienced phenomenal growth in many countries around the world, most universities in the Arab region do not offer programs or even courses in women’s studies. The process of...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 135–151.
Published: 01 July 2014
... women entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses, focusing on the Al-Dhahira region of Oman. Data were collected through a structured survey questionnaire. The study identified the major characteristics of women entrepreneurs that inspired them to start their businesses. An urge to balance the work...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Sedef Arat-Koç This paper proposes that regional feminisms would be productive in avoiding some of the problems of “global feminism” or the co-opted shapes feminist transnationalism might take when it serves the priorities of international organizations or imperial powers. While Middle Eastern...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Mandate Syria and Lebanon (1921–46). The French metropolitan system of regulated prostitution was imported yet transformed in the mandate region as women performers were sorted into legitimate, if morally suspect, foreign artistes and autochthonous performers defined as prostitutes by decrees and codes...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., in a transnational context, the construction of an anthropology of culture by women of the region and the establishment of a Maghrebi women’s network enabled the torch of women’s rights to pass from women in Tunisia, where the Personal Status Code (PSC) was a model for the region, to women in Morocco...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 58–85.
Published: 01 March 2007
... participating in a modern nation-building process in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq in the period of 1991–2003. The study is based on fieldwork among Kurdish women in Canada, Britain, Sweden, and Iraqi Kurdistan. We have analyzed the activities of four women’s organizations in the diaspora and have traced...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
...J. Andrew Bush Abstract Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, this article tracks the imbrication of ordinary and mystical desire in the life of a Muslim man who disavows pietistic forms of ethical striving. It examines the way tropes of desire from Sufi poetry affect...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Attiya Ahmad Abstract In recent years marriages among Muslims of different ethnonational backgrounds have developed in the Gulf region. While proponents of these “Muslim marriages” depict them as transnational alternatives to ethnonational forms of affinity and belonging, as I discuss in this...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2014
... its 1996 version, in which the state declared its “determination to abide by the universally recognised human rights.” However, while the state is often hailed in the international forums and media as a true trendsetter in the realm of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa region, this...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli; Marcia C. Inhorn Male infertility, which contributes to roughly 60–70% of infertility cases in the Middle East, is especially agonizing in this region, where fatherhood is crucial to achieving masculine adulthood and community standing. In this paper, we compare the...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article examines how the phenomenon of the ‘abaya-as-fashion is accommodated by the hegemonic order of Islamic patriarchy in the region of the Arab Gulf states. The traditional ‘abaya, or body veil commonly worn by national women across the Arab Gulf, is juxtaposed against...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 27–55.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Petra Kuppinger Hülya Kandemir’s book, Himmelstochter (Daughter of heaven), chronicles her transformation from a well-known regional pop singer to a pious Muslima in Germany. Kandemir describes her turn to Islam and the ensuing fine-tuned construction of a modern pious Muslim subjectivity in the...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 28–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the security state, and the redefinition of masculinity, this article analyzes the shifting gender dynamics that influence labor protests in Egypt. Based on an ethnographic study conducted in two textile factories of the Nile Delta region between 2008 and 2010, I argue that protest is a phase of...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 8–39.
Published: 01 November 2014
... this violence as a symbol of the depravity of those regions soon to come under European domination. The paper draws on a range of materials, including pirate captivity narratives, European and Ottoman state documents, and legal opinions. Judith E. Tucker is Professor of History at Georgetown...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 March 2007
....” The life stories of women of Shatila camp, recorded soon after its destruction during the “Battle of the Camps” (1995–98), reveal “self” stereotypes that express historic continuity with Palestine as well as the specificity of Lebanon as diaspora region, characterized by PLO autonomy from 1970 to 1982...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2007
... understudied and unappreciated dimension of the lived experience of manhood in the region. Marcia C. Inhorn is Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, the Program in Women’s Studies, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as well from among Syrians, Palestinians, Kurds, Egyptians, and others in accordance with convenience and regional political circumstances. The long-term employment of Arab women in domestic service, with a primary focus on “live-in” maids, may be characterized as carrying a “burden” of obligation...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
... tours with LebTour from 2007 to 2011, and those men in the region who are increasingly identifying as bears. This research hopes to complicate the oft cited local/global bifurcation of sexuality. What becomes most interesting are the changing affinities, conceptions of rights, and aesthetics of...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Diane Singerman Uprisings are complex, rare phenomenon, and this article suggests that the shared regional diffusion of protest in the Arab Spring was lubricated by the economic inequalities of neoliberalism. Young people in Egypt and the larger Middle East have been disproportionately...
Journal Article
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 120–144.
Published: 01 November 2009
... nationalism, bilocality and bifocality, and nuclearity. Presenting the case of five closely related and connected families from the same Christian village in the Metn region of Lebanon, the paper argues that their experiences offer new insights into the relationship between nation and family, and nation and...