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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 July 2005
... Studies 2005 FIROOZEH KASHANI-SABET  1 WHO IS FATIMA? Gender, Culture, and Representation in Islam FIROOZEH KASHANI-SABET  “ atima,” observed Nusrat...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 189–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Feyza Akinerdem The two snapshots I present here breach the regime of representation of the republic and signal the possibility of a new (visual) regime that may create a public space for diverse and contradictory female subjectivities. The next step would be to find a way to reconcile the will...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Orit Bashkin This essay examines representations of Iraqi women in the works of poets, novelists, and public intellectuals during the Hashemite period. Defining the functions of women in modern Muslim societies, Iraqi intellectuals sought inspiration in the writings of Egyptian and Turkish writers...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Sara Salem Abstract This article explores the television adaptation of Sonallah Ibrahim’s novel Zaat , arguing that the series provides us with an interesting representation of the various ways in which national projects in Egypt are gendered. It adds to feminist debates around nationalism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 264–282.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Alexandra Parrs Abstract This article reflects on gender relations among Egyptian Dom/Ghagar. It is based on an examination of the representations of Dom women by European Orientalists in Egyptian movies, Egyptian media, and ethnographic research among Dom communities in Egypt, particularly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sima Shakhsari In this essay, I argue that during the post-September 11 th “war on terror,” the Iranian homosexual became transferred from the position of the abject to the representable subject in transnational political realms. This shift involves Iranian opposition groups, transnational media...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 261–282.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stefanie Nanes Abstract Gender quotas are a means to improve women’s political representation. This article examines the impact of Jordan’s municipal quota enacted in 2007. The quota drew into the political arena women who would otherwise not have run for office. Women councillors have firmly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 31–55.
Published: 01 July 2007
... representations of the New Man have always been a subtext in representations of the New Woman, the manifestations and implications of these constructed imaginings within the Egyptian nationalist narrative have yet to be explored. In this article I consider constructions of the New Man through what men say about...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... prioritized individual constructions of female identity and plurality of representation. The article investigates the novel’s narrative aspects—hybridity, polyphony, intertextuality—which illustrate the quest for a new Egyptian female identity. 13. My translation of the French original: “Ibn Hazm nous...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Iraqi literary production revealed the limits of representation of the masculine imagination. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 3. Orit Bashkin ( 2008 : 67–68) attributes this contradiction to the ways the Iraqi Left framed its arguments against colonialism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 8–34.
Published: 01 July 2006
... the issue of women unavoidable. In the context of a cross-ideological oppositional alliance in Yemen that has been largely fostered by the conferences, this enduring tension over women seems to have created just enough space to push the issue of women’s right to representation as political candidates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Rosemary Sayigh This paper examines representations of “self” embodied in the life histories of women members of a Palestinian refugee camp community in Lebanon. Stereotypes of “self” are inherently ambivalent (Guttman 1988) as sites of both subjection and resistance. This ambivalence is strongly...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 19–57.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Mona Russell This paper examines the development of advertising for soap and clothing in Egypt between the late nineteenth century and 1936, when women’s bodies evolved from non-representation to mobilized political figures to highly sexualized objects used to market commodities. In many respects...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (3): 58–90.
Published: 01 November 2010
... internal debates about the representation of the female body and concepts of modesty. Central to this is the problem of what Muslim looks like, or what looks Muslim. The challenges faced by Muslim style intermediaries in staging a dressed body recognizable to readers as Muslim parallel those faced by the...
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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 (2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
... structures of entrapment and reductionism, resisting essentialist representations of women and Islam in unexpected ways. References Abderrezak Hakim . 2016 . Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature, and Music . Bloomington : Indiana University Press...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
... women. Golden Era belly-dance films reveal a rich gender and sexual diversity in Egyptian cultural production, rather than the Orientalist representation of an explicitly homophobic “traditional” Arab culture. In this sense, the article recovers women’s nonnormative and queer legacies within popular...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 344–366.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., founded on representations of women as both symbols of tradition and markers of modernity, to facilitate modern development and construct a national identity. In addition, the article uncovers the myriad ways Qatari women respond to the state’s gendered initiatives and dualistic expectations, engage with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
... sewn together to fabricate ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, jewelry, and clothes for her models. This article underscores how Essaydi’s use of a readable symbol of violence allows her to take part in and act on representational traditions that have shaped the perception of Arab Muslim women and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 64–95.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Arielle Gordon Abstract Scholars have long accounted for representations of women in the Iranian Revolution by categorically classifying them as “devout mothers” or “heroic sisters,” embodied respectively in the Shiʾi archetypes of Fatima and Zainab. However, a closer look at images of militant...