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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 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 (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 March 2019) 15 (1): 24–47.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Aziza Khazzoom Abstract In Israel, Middle Eastern women are read as more “traditional” than European women. Yet life-story interviews conducted for this article reveal that elderly Polish Jewish women self-present as traditionally feminine—emphasizing home-centeredness, passivity, modesty, self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 244–246.
Published: 01 July 2019
... in the past years of conflict. In this piece, Self-Portrait , I explore an experience of internal struggle, where the process of negotiating multiple versions of self is eclipsed by the emotional trauma of war secondhandedly experienced as a migrant living in exile. It is multiheaded...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... intersubjective nature of self-definition. Intersubjectivity is often performed through tactics that highlight the entwinement of the autobiographical subject with significant others and blur the line between individual and collective memory. A reading of autobiography that brings out how the self is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 199–215.
Published: 01 July 2015
... am attentive to interiority and psychology in A Mountainous Journey , which I read to examine the writing of self in relation to intimates in Tuqan’s life. I examine Tuqan’s writing of life-as-journey and the protagonist’s struggle to articulate a self in a traumatic family context the author...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 411–415.
Published: 01 November 2016
... this sense, what is at stake for these authors is a shared concern with the shifts, which they argue are paradigmatic, in how urban life is shaping politics, self, and society in the Middle East. Reference Deeb Lara . 2006 . An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shiʿi Lebanon...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 107–109.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Christa Salamandra Women and the Media in the Middle East: Power through Self-Expression , Sakr Naomi , editor. London : I. B. Tauris , 2004 . viii + 248 pp. including chapter notes, bibliography and index. £45.00 hardback, £15.99 paperback. Copyright © 2006 Association for...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 149–163.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sondra Hale Copyright © 2014 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2014 sondra hale  mn  149 A PROPENSITY FOR SELF-SUBVERSION AND A TASTE FOR LIBERATION AN A FT ERWOR D Sondra Hale...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 March 2018
... independence and responsibility. Through its deployment, counselors create affective space for single mothers to think beyond pathologizing portrayals of single motherhood in Morocco. Counselors also disrupt the neoliberal focus on calculated, self-interested action by centering “the mother-child couple...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 89–118.
Published: 01 November 2008
... accompanied by the virtual unveiling of women bloggers in cyberspace. Through their personal narration, women bloggers transgress several sociocultural boundaries. The strategy of women in both spaces is the same: to become more visible, to speak out, and to create a new identity closer to their “inner self...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., meanwhile, fear the loss of religious autonomy, the transformation of self-identification in Lebanon from sect to nation, and the destabilization of the confessional system. To date, civil marriage reform has been incremental, given clerical and social opposition, but the winds of change are blowing as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 March 2015
... with the narratives and corporeal practices of the women dancers in daily life. I argue that the women rationalize their professional dancing and protect their reputations in a patriarchal context through self-disciplining practices and by disavowing their sexuality during what they understand as a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 July 2012
... discussion of Kenneth J. Gergen’s Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community (Oxford University Press, 2009). Third, I review some of the standing tropes through which Arab women as subjects are viewed. Fourth, I explore what these inquiries could mean for the study of Arab women’s subjectivity and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
... modern law and society as both a promise of lifelong companionship and a private institution that threatens to close a woman off from her other relationships, especially those with her female friends, and thereby from her means of engaging in the ethical work of developing a pious self. It also reads...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 89–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
... subject position of “gay” provides a key site from which micro-practices and techniques of the self challenge and reinforce identity politics. Ultimately, in light of the infrapolitics of both groups, coupled with the increasing accessibility of online networking tools in Tunisia, this essay demonstrates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
... sexualized meanings and queer desires within GayRomeo.com with local politics and practices affords new forms of self-description and embodied practice online as a queer Lebanese subject. Using context analysis to explore manifestations of selfhood within GayRomeo.com, as well as secondary literature about...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... transgressive practices that involve specific consumerist self-presentations have become norms among urban young women who conform to prevent rejection from the group. This study draws on ten months of ethnographic fieldwork in Riyadh between 2005 and 2009. I conducted interviews with young, urban Saudi women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ellen Gruenbaum Sondra Hale’s self-imposed thirty years of silence on female circumcision—broken in 1994 for her Ufahamu article and discussed in her chapter for Obioma Nnaemeka’s Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge (Praeger, 2005)—was grounded in her critique of the “residuals” of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 222–243.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Seçil Yılmaz Abstract Late Ottoman physicians used medical advice literature to impact syphilis transmission and treatment by cultivating men’s rather than women’s hygiene, self-care, and sexual practices. Soldiers and migrant workers were understood to be the main vectors of syphilis beginning in...