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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 89–102.
Published: 01 July 2011
... ideas and concepts, creative problem solving, and application. The researcher introduced role-playing to encourage more active learning among the students and to assess gender differences in their reactions to a method that requires a great deal of open-mindedness and risk-taking. Results indicated a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 80–106.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Catherine Sawers This article explores the gendered subtext of film criticism that both praises and vilifies Gillo Pontecorvo’s Bataille d’Alger . The female characters play a prominent role in the film’s action, and, in particular, the women’s roles underscore the film’s ideological emphasis on...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 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 (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 53–82.
Published: 01 July 2009
... women’s writings revealed intimate aspects of the Ottoman elite’s relationships in general and of Ottoman women in particular, and suggests that their publication in popular magazines played an important role in re-imagining the Turkish woman in the framework of the post-Kemalist nationalist discourse. It...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 28–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
... transgression of gender relations for both men and women, and broadly reflects the impact of economic change on the domestic and work spheres. The factory materializes changing gender roles and narratives through policing and surveillance of workers’ behaviors, gendered logics of social control, and the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
... reproduces Amin as a modern pious role model for Iranian women, a conservative in her viewpoints on gender relations, and an advocate of the veil. This selective attention worked to recuperate the traditional gender viewpoints of the Islamic Republic while facilitating demands to expand religious education...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... were assigned, as mothers and wives, a special role in the AIU’s efforts: to help Jewish boys and men pursue commercial or professional careers in French-dominated society. The AIU schools set out to win Moroccan Jews away from despised Muslim gender and sexual norms by Europeanizing Jews’ marriage...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... regulate sex/gender transgression. I argue that this institutional fixation develops specific proximities and forms of touch by the state on (and in) the bodies of trans women and gay men, which in turn plays a pivotal role in the institutional production of sexual difference and normative regulation of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Senem Kaptan Abstract Despite being exempt from compulsory military service, women have been indispensable in their roles as mothers of conscripted soldiers in the conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Based on in-depth interviews conducted with twenty women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Rachel Z. Feldman Abstract The movement to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount/Haram ash-Sharif in Jerusalem has grown significantly since 2000. The Orthodox Jewish “Women for the Temple” group has come to play a central role in this activism. Women for the Temple activists perform...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 52–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., “orthodox” Islam. The past few decades in Sanaa, however, have witnessed a rise in socially-restrictive forms of Salafi Islam, especially among the younger generations, which has had consequences for Yemeni women and their ability to carry out roles in the public sector. On the other hand, the Salafis...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the inherent violence that accompanies the new social role she is being thrust into as a woman—this is achieved through the presentation of the narrative from the character’s “naïve perspective.” These and the other literary strategies in the texts destabilize what is anticipated in the predominant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... Republican elites’ attempts to redefine family life and gender roles, and to hear, albeit at some remove, the voices of those caught up in such tensions. It also reveals the diversity of voices within the Republican camp in this early formative period. A. Holly Shissler is Associate Professor of Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 56–85.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Nadia Yaqub This article examines the role of the wedding in three Palestinian movies, Wedding in Galilee, Rana’s Wedding , and Paradise Now . It describes how filmmakers Michel Khleifi and Hany Abu-Assad harness the power of the wedding to construct Palestinian selves (and especially gendered...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 86–109.
Published: 01 July 2007
... provide an example of women resisting, negotiating, and pressing for their rights, transforming their position while their employment increased. However, the forces of globalization and the impact of the national and international political economy played an important role in the defeat of the reform...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 30–59.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Sophie Richter-Devroe Conflict resolution theory and praxis have been criticized for being insensitive to local cultures and, particularly, for not considering culturally specific gender roles carefully enough. Yet, on the other hand, culturally sensitive and gender-friendly approaches have also...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 23–52.
Published: 01 July 2009
... gate-keeping activity to the stigma of infertility and related treatments. At the societal level, the state’s role acquires heightened significance, owing to the marginalized minority status of Palestinian men in both countries. Our comparison reveals two contrasting situations: In Lebanon, the high...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 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 of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 59–85.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Sunny Daly Uncertainties and ambiguities are evident in discourses of contemporary women’s activisms in Egypt, as are anxieties about young women’s roles in them. In spite of a tendency to take the NGO for granted as the site of activism in Egypt, this article highlights the activities of young...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 82–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... powers through which ideals of women’s citizenship in Egypt after the revolution are produced and to problematize Hale’s notion of citizenship to better understand the role that Islamism plays in shaping these gendered political subjectivities. Sherine Hafez is Associate Professor of the...