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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 357–378.
Published: 01 November 2023
... (Democratic Islam Congress; DIC) 1 and several other pro-Kurdish religious organizations started a resistance fast ( direniş orucu ) to protest the state’s violent acts toward Kurdish civilians. They declared in their public statement: As the Democratic Islam Congress (DIC) and the Women Assembly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kimberly Wedeven Segall Abstract In Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Laila Lalami writes about a clandestine crossing from Morocco to Spain. Within this story she reveals the effects of this crossing on the changing religious beliefs of her two central female characters. While a probing critique...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... While the movements never explicitly prohibit women’s political participation, role complementarity continues to be the focus and in some cases, like the Islamic Movement’s activism in the Bedouin Negev region, conservative social norms trump religious allowances, making women’s access to the public...
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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 (2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Maryam Rutner Abstract This article sheds light on the most influential woman religious scholar in twentieth-century Iran, Nusrat Amin (1886–1983). Contemporaneous prominent men religious scholars recognized Amin’s religious authority and expertise in Islamic sciences despite her gender. Amin’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 46–72.
Published: 01 November 2005
... into the interplay of religion and politics in the United States, especially after September 11, 2001, with a focus on conservative Christian conceptions of the Middle East. Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 46  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES RELIGIOUS...
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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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 114–117.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Sherine Hafez Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences , Badran Margot . London : Oneworld Publications , 2009 . 400 pages. ISBN 978-1-85168-556-1 . Copyright © 2011 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2011 114  mn  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES  7...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 254–255.
Published: 01 July 2015
.../gendered citizenship. I focus on two phenomena. One is the Lebanese state’s regulation of religious conversion, a practice the state and its courts consider proof of their secularity. The state actively protects the rights of citizens to change their religions or their sects, often to the consternation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 81–107.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Lihi Ben Shitrit Women’s activism in conservative religious-political movements poses a challenge to liberal feminism. Why do women participate in great numbers in political organizations that seem to limit women’s freedom and equality? My work with women activists in the Islamic Movement...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 8. “Women’s religious mourning ceremony with a Mullah,” 1864–81. Courtesy of Gulistan Palace Visual Document Center, Tehran, ID 289-9-1. More
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 133–138.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 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. $45.00 Karen G. Ruffl e, Department of Religious Studies...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 195–215.
Published: 01 July 2022
... within the community, the article shows that nationalist and religious discourses produced by the historical contexts respectively stimulated (semi)arranged in-group marriages in the 1990s and self-initiated exogamous marriages as of the early 2000s. Among the group, Islam has become the primary form...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Nelia Hyndman-Rizk Abstract Amid an enduring political deadlock in Parliament, the first civil marriage contracted in Lebanon in 2013 received significant media coverage in a country where the personal status law of eighteen recognized religious sects governs marriage. This case study examines...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Sophia Pandya In this study I examine the evolving function of the ma’tam (pl. ma’atim), or Shi‘i religious center, in Bahraini Shi‘i women’s lives. Th e role of the ma’tam has changed in Bahraini society, especially in the case of women’s ma’atim. While men’s ma’atim have always been sites...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 344–366.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with state conceptualizations of modernity and tradition, and negotiate social and religious gender norms. The article argues that Qatari women’s views reflect their strategic negotiation, rather than uncritical submission or acceptance, of social and religious norms alongside increased expectations...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 March 2021
... offshoot Instagram page, this article examines digital repertoires of Muslim women’s self-styling as both pious and liberal. While the women-only Facebook group reproduced existing religious norms in contemporary language, the Instagram platform generated self-modulated performances of fashion and fitness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (2): 216–237.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Afsane Rezaei Abstract This article explores domestic religious practices of Iranian Muslim women in Los Angeles. In the diasporic context, Iranian women’s voluntary engagement in vernacular Islamic practices is often associated with an unreflexive pursuit of religion and lack of agency...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
... argue that “Muslim marriages” constitute transnational forms that are not simply marked by the extension or diffusion of kinship networks, ethnonational forms, and religious piety movements across borders. They reveal how transnationalism constitutes a dynamic field in which kinship, ethnonationalism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 174–192.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... Researchers have assumed that religious zealotry was the primary inspiration for boys to enlist in the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, ignoring the ways in which class inflected boyhood. While religious fervor may have been a motivation for some of the poor and working-class Iranian...