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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Tarek El-Ariss Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran Najmabadi Afsaneh Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2014 450 pages. isbn 978-0-8223-5543-4 Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 In 1985 Faridun...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Asli Zengin Abstract This article is about how sex, gender, and sexuality are governed in Turkey at the intersection of intimate contact and mandated encounters with medicolegal institutions and the bodies of sex/gender transgressive people. To explore this question, it brings two institutional...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Liat Kozma Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World . El Feki Shereen . London : Chatto and Windus , 2013 . 368 pages. isbn 0701183160. Copyright © 2017 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2017 Reading Sex and the Citadel brought back...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2013 54  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s studies  9:1 SEX, MARRIAGE, AND EROTICISM IN CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC ADVICE LITERATURE Hina Azam mn...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 119–121.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Najwa al-Qattan “Off the Straight Path”: Illicit Sex, Law, and Community in Ottoman Aleppo , Semerdjian Elyse . Syracuse : Syracuse University Press , 2008 . 247 pages. ISBN 978-0-8156-3173-6 . Copyright © 2011 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2011...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 68–74.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Zeina G. Halabi What Makes a Man: Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin . al-Daif Rashid and Helfer Joachim . Translated by Seigneurie Ken and Schmidt Gary . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2015 . 266 pages. ISBN 9780292763104. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 143–151.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Jarrod Hayes Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 When asked to write a preface for this themed issue, “Decolonizing Sex and Sexuality,” I thought right away of the Moroccan writer, thinker, and sociologist Abdelkebir Khatibi ( 1983 , 47), who in Maghreb...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 152–173.
Published: 01 July 2018
... flexibility regarding nonbinary sex embodiments. This discourse widely recognized three to five sexual categories, including khuntha mushkil , a “medial sex” with intersex physical characteristics difficult to categorize as predominantly male or female. Jurists and physicians treated such persons as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 July 2009
... conceptions of risk among urban Iranian women are not well understood. Due to the IRI’s strict ban on premarital sex, the distribution of educational information related to the health risks of sexual activity is extremely low, while the few existing sexual education programs are reserved for couples who are...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 89–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Rodney Collins This ethnographic essay reflects research conducted in urban Tunisia among two distinct, yet interrelated, groups of young “men who have sex with men” (MSMs). Theoretically, the essay focuses on the politics of identity categories, how these categories travel, and the intersections...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 166–180.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Aymon Kreil Abstract This article addresses multiple paths of desire in Egypt. To date, research has mainly focused on the family as the realm of intimacy. To understand desire, it is important to take into account other contexts that contribute to shaping experience. Conversations about sex among...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... androgyny,” is both an innovation and a restoration. Many ancient religious and mystic texts from across the world held very similar views, before patriarchy prevailed and history became dominated by the voice of the few, turning sex/gender into a privilege or a limitation. The Saadawian androgyny is a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Camila Pastor de Maria Campos Abstract Analyzing memoirs from the Arab diaspora and Mashriq, colonial archives, interviews, League of Nations reports, and mandate legal literature, this article tracks the circulation and regulation of mobile women engaging in performance and sex work in French...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Ruhollah Khomeini published a fatwa declaring that there is no religious restriction on sex reassignment surgery for hermaphrodites. In 1985, he issued an appendage to this fatwa to include transsexuals suffering from gender dysphoria. This reissuance impelled the process that culminated in new state...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 6–35.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., this paper explores the conflation of discourses on trafficking, migration, and sex work through migrants’ narratives. The study is organized around three central questions: 1) What are the social, economic, and political circumstances and structures that make Dubai a major migration and trafficking...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2018
... online fatwa sites were more concerned about whether EC would facilitate illicit sex and the health risks of contraceptives. Only English-language sites discussed the morality of pharmacists providing EC. These websites and fatwas reveal different visions of Muslims’ relationships with technology...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., at the expense of the surrogates, whose possibilities to enact their ideas about these relationships are limited. Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 transnational surrogacy same-sex parenthood intimacy In the spring of 2013 I accompanied a couple...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Reviewed by Attiya Ahmad, George Washington University Have anti-trafficking initiatives, most notably the Trafficking in Persons report put out annually by the U.S. Department of State, improved the situation of transnational sex workers in Dubai? Pardis Mahdavi’s eth- nography, Gridlock: Labor...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Iklim Goksel Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Grounded in everyday life, the practice of male same-sex relations is neither uncommon nor a dominant trend but rather a renegotiated space for many young men in Turkey today. This unnamed practice creates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 252–254.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and men who have sex with men, especially if they are penetrated, or those who express feminine embodiments, do not have such privileges. Instead, the society debases, criminalizes, and punishes them in contemporary Egypt. The police in the General Directorate for Protecting Public Morality...