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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 350–353.
Published: 01 November 2015
... right to live in line with their beliefs. In the spirit of equal opportunity, many feminists support women’s right to wear the head scarf in public settings, although other secular women support state prohibitions on the head scarf. In Turkey we divide feminism into three temporal frames, beginning...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 6–28.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Century Scholar. She publishes widely on secular and Islamic feminisms in the Middle East and Islamic world with works appearing in several languages including Arabic. Among her books are Feminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt and Opening the Gates: An Arab Feminist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 46–72.
Published: 01 November 2005
... BODIES AND THE SECULAR STATE: THE MERVE KAVAKÇI AFFAIR Kim Shively  n May 1999 a “scandal” erupted in Turkey involving an elected representa- Itive from Istanbul, a veiled woman named Merve Kavak This woman entered...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 117–128.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Dina Al-Kassim Copyright © 2010 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2010 DINA AL-KASSIM  117 BRIEF COMMUNICATION  Laughing Matters: Defamation and the Secular Subject in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 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 (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 195–218.
Published: 01 July 2017
... concludes by arguing for the need to move beyond the Islamic versus secular divide and to denaturalize and dehomogenize the role of religion in the public sphere. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 reproductive rights religion Turkey Islam versus secular...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 254–255.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maya Mikdashi Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 This dissertation is an ethnography that focuses on competing discourses and practices of secularity in contemporary Lebanon. It is situated at the intersections of legal anthropology, theories of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 111–113.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Laura Bier An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women’s Islamic Movements , Hafez Sherine . New York; London : New York University Press , 2011 . 191 pages. ISBN 978-0-8147-7303 . Copyright © 2013 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2013...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2015
... into French secular culture. Moroccan Jews in Israel today, faced with persistent discrimination, largely cling to religiously based, conservative gender norms. Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Morocco Jews sexuality In debates over Europe’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... emphasized secular, urban, and middle-class notions of domesticity and respectability. The literary prostitute was a marginal figure used to envision a new era of women’s rights through her exclusion and excision from the imagined national future. The instrumentalization of the figure of the prostitute in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Blue Aubergine (1998) as representative of the New Age feminist writing of Jil al-Tisʾinaat. This antiestablishment form of feminism rebelled against the ideologies of previous movements. It distorted the conventional binaries, such as secular versus Islamic, and promoted hybridity. Finally, it...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Persian-language television programs, articles and news reports, weblogs, and Facebook posts responding to Ermia reveals how a reality television contestant came to disturb simplistic but powerful binaries of modest/immodest, religious/secular, Iranian/Western, and national/diasporic as she combined...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 48–70.
Published: 01 November 2006
... demarcation line is oft en drawn between the Arab/Muslim world and secular Western societies and is drawn into question when minority populations are taken into consideration. This is a comparative, qualitative study examining attitudinal changes and discerning cultural trends based on in-depth interviews...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 July 2010
... employ it for secular education of all kinds—legal, social, health—and even for political purposes. I focus on the ways in which education, and the Shi‘I Islamic resurgences that took place in Iran and Iraq, influenced Bahraini Shi‘i women in their interpretation of religion and their uses of religious...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
... tensions between cosmopolitan Islamic feminism and secular nationalism. This essay describes how memoir (whether an actual memoir, such as The Turkish Ordeal , or a fictional memoir, such as The Shirt of Flame ) constructs the object of its knowledge (the feminist self), and furthermore, how the feminist...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 100–103.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of normalizing state-society relations on a liberal democratic basis emerged from both groups. Turam’s book aims to elucidate these transformational develop- ments by challenging the cliché that Turkish Islam and secularism are unbendable absolutes. Instead, she argues that the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 July 2008
... notable work, Nos- talgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (2006), demonstrates how power struggles between secular and Islamist political movements are reconfi guring popular notions of citizenship and the sacred in Turkey. Th e work under review not only engages the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 123–132.
Published: 01 July 2010
...). Transnationalism necessarily complicates the ways in which cultural and historical specifi city informs the academic study of Islam and Muslims in Europe. More precisely, it demands that the secular organization of post-Christian societies within which Islamic subjectivities are consti- tuted as well as the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 88–92.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the family and women’s political power in the Maghreb from the sixteenth century to the present analyzes colonial modernity not as rupture but as reorientation of a continuous global process. Amy Young Evrard’s Moroccan Women’s Rights Movement focuses on the Moroccan secular feminist movement...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 March 2018
... over the terms of inclusion and exclusion in Turkey. They challenge prevailing hegemonies, provoked partly by the targeting of women’s bodies, dress, and subject positions by differently situated ideological groups, secular or Islamist, attempting to reconfigure the public sphere according to their...