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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 157–178.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Sabiha Allouche Abstract This article draws on a year of fieldwork conducted in Lebanon to highlight the paradoxical entanglement of power with romantic love in Lebanon, evident in the intricate gendered, aged, classed, and sect-related negotiations that accompany courtship periods. In addition...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... about romantic love even as he profi ts fi nancially from KAMRAN RASTEGAR  31 Ayah’s beauty. Previously charming and persuasive, now he cannot even begin to explain himself in a way that would be comprehensible to Lenny. Furthermore, the narrative...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2007) 3 (2): 31–55.
Published: 01 July 2007
... life which he hopes to fi nd in a romantic love relationship. He is a talented writer who is deeply involved in the larger questions about existence but totally unable to lead 42  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES a productive and successful life. Al-Mazni portrays him as a man who...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (2): 106–109.
Published: 01 July 2009
... the written word. In the fi rst part of her book, Najmabadi demonstrates the complex- ity of the history of love and its intertwinement with registers of desire and beauty. She examines numerous discursive spaces that gave expres- sion to patriotic and romantic love for an object of desire, be it Iran...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 68–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to consolidate an image of the family built around a reproductive couple that married for romantic love. This required increasing restrictions for polygamy, banning the marriage of children and marriage by force, making divorce more difficult, and encouraging marriage based on romantic love (Bashkin 2008 , 60...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... compulsory. This is why I chose films as a case study. By using films as texts, I can discuss how postfeminism has been Turkified. Aşk Nerede ? (dir. Semra Dündar, 2015) depicts a romantic love story between a woman (Biricik, played by Ayça Erturan)—who, because of peer and family pressure, wants...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., rather than something that is ab- sent prior to betrothal and then spontaneously come forth after it. The emergence, sincerity, or endurance of erotic or romantic love does not seem to coincide easily or be determined by the presence or absence of a legal union. Nor is it self-evident...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 143–154.
Published: 01 November 2012
... love rela- tions and to look for the inequality, injustice, and silence within what many perceive as a happy, romantic love story. How, then, can we queer the Middle Eastern lovescape of the Facebook campaign? How can we treat the “Get a room!” meme seriously, embracing both its witty sar- casm...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., they would learn that their place was at home with their families. The dancers often ended up leaving their dream behind them, choosing romantic love instead. The girl would return home to her lover and her “natural” environment, the popular neighborhood and its local customs. This recurrent plot fed...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 166–180.
Published: 01 July 2016
...—it does not make a difference. Intim bears an analogy with romantic love as an expressive kind of friendship, but emotional subjectivity here seems to be at least partly gender neutral. As a key for understanding the interplay between family and coffee shop as competing territories of intimacy, I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 157–176.
Published: 01 July 2021
... discourse and writing. Among these topics were the influence of the French language on her writings; her learning Armenian from Mgrdich Beshigtashlian, one of the best-known Romantic poets of the time; the poet’s tacit love affair with his student; and her grief in the wake of her eighteen-year-old...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., which leaves them little room for romantic love and gay community relations. Yet they still try. The lower-class and traditional middle-class men’s clandestine practice of gay sexualities and the public performance of family guy masculinity are reminiscent of those men who engage in same-sex sexual...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (3): 317–336.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to adulthood. They associated diary keeping with school and teenage dreams of romantic love, which they saw as incompatible with their new status as married women. Others continued writing diaries while readjusting its content to their new roles of wives and mothers. Future writers refocused their writing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 131–139.
Published: 01 March 2023
... vulnerable or sad captions—“I dreamt we were in love, then I woke up”—when coupled with alluring imagery of a brooding actor in bed or in a bathtub, appear faux romantic, in the way movies and books sometimes portray a tortured heroine. As a result, while Bahbah’s photos may be relatable to some...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... intimate relationships between two unmarried people, which is forbid- den according to official rules and punishable by the religious police. Another example is the circulation, among friends, of books banned in Saudi Arabia for being contrary to Islam, especially romantic love stories and astrology...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., as in A Madonna in Laleli , and their choice of romantic partner, as in Secret —further marginalizes revirginization and misses an opportunity to start a discussion of how mainstream revirginization is, the preoccupation with virginity, and why the perceived need for it should be regarded as a social problem...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 March 2006
...? A prisoner of her belief? The result of her life is loneliness. The only thing that has remained for her is loveloving Mitra, her own longtime enemy, her suppressed double. She decides to place the deed of her home as bail for Mitra’s freedom, the freedom of her double. Picture Me...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 213–226.
Published: 01 July 2020
... by Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality to mark the first year that Harvard hosted the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies . Soha Bayoumi: You have worked on many topics—love, marriage, sexuality, motherhood, veiling practices, feminism and nationalism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 343–362.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of identity and power are attached to gendered bodies, roles, and sexuality, what does it mean for a relationship to cross those boundaries? If rape is the shattering of these lines, what are the implications of unforced sex, of consensual desire? If a member of one group chooses to express love...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 4–31.
Published: 01 July 2013
... historically women have been accepted as writers of “high” literature, arbiters of quality have been male and certain topics have been considered off-limits for “respectable” women into the twentieth century. Romantic or erotic love is one of these barred topics (Nowaihi 2001, 479...