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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Adi Kuntsman Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture . Lavie Smadar . New York : Berghahn , 2014 . 216 pages. isbn 9781782382225 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Smadar Lavie’s Wrapped in the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 45–67.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jessica Marie Newman Abstract This article interrogates how employees at single-mother associations in Morocco construct the mère célibataire (single mother) as an archetypal, aspirational figure. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork (2013–15), this article traces how counselors work with...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 306–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
... divorced, separated, and widowed Palestinian single mothers in Israel. In contrast to claims in most existing scholarship, all of the women turned to nonfamilial sources of support to deal with family and community regulation, restrictions, and stigmatization and to acquire resources. Level of surveillance...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 292–313.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., three thousand children are born out of wedlock every year, and sixteen hundred newborns, presumably born outside legally recognized marriage, are abandoned (15, 77). Recent estimates indicate that fifty thousand children per year are born to single mothers in Morocco (Kadiri 2018 ). In 2008 women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 47–68.
Published: 01 March 2017
... single name: Turkish Mother!” ( Ordu Saati Konuşmaları II 1957 , 366). As these examples demonstrate, “mothers were now patriotically conscious women who bore the graver responsibility of imparting their love of the nation to their children, but more importantly, it seems, to their sons” (Parla...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 54–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in her 40s in Naba’a) I wish I was educated more or better. I would have been able to help my children with their studies. (A 17-year-old mother in Raml) A few women work to supplement their husband’s income, or as the sole support of their single-parent households...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 382–410.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emine Rezzan Karaman Abstract This article analyzes the construction of motherhood as a form of political agency in Turkey with particular references to the Saturday Mothers and the Peace Mothers, respectively, the mothers of the disappeared and the mothers of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nadine Adel Sinno Suad Amiry’s Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries (Pantheon Books, 2004) describes the difficult predicament of life under military occupation in Ramallah. Using wit and humor, Amiry recounts her stifling existence during curfews and heavy shelling, her terrifying...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... that shift can be seen clearly in Western countries. In her book, the rise of female criminality in the West proves her contention that there is a causal link between marriage and crime statistics. Single women are much more likely to become criminals than married women and mothers. But even...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Zimu Niu Abstract This article discusses a model of male-female relation promoted by the Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi. El Saadawi argued that man and woman are born exactly the same: not only do they resemble each other, but they constitute together a single entity that is humanity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
... single-mother families fared worse than their counterparts in traditional families (Ha’aretz, Septem- ber 16, 1996), and disapproved of the former. At the opposite end, other actors and observers were sympathetic to women who established such families. Especially significant in this...
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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 March 2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... weekly basis. They also spoke of reluctance to take part in many of their mother’s communal religious practices and events. In this study I analyze the reasons for this generational change, and examine the impact of modernity and new forms of media, such as televangelism, on educated Yemeni women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 145–174.
Published: 01 November 2009
... inspired a sense of belonging to a transnational Lebanese family under siege. This naturalized the practice of “comfort mothering,” which met the emotive needs of a diaspora engaged from a distance with a war in the homeland. The paper explores how concepts and practices of belonging to a transnational...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 2–30.
Published: 01 March 2016
... married to Muslim men and mothers of Muslim children. The archives document women who appeared in the sharia court seeking either to remain tied to their religious communities by resisting conversion or to escape unwanted marriages through conversion to Islam. Particular to Aleppo’s courts were Armenian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 3–23.
Published: 01 March 2019
... transnational character of nahda literary culture, as readers and writers scattered across four continents interacted in the textual “spaces” of the rapidly expanding print culture in the Arabic-speaking world. As a single player within an international network of Syro-Lebanese women writers, Karam’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 460.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Erratum for Adi Kuntsman, review of Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture , by Smadar Lavie, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 12, no. 2 (2016): 264–66 . On page...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
... fathers during my two-month research stay. My interlocutors were six Israeli gay couples, two heterosexual couples, and a single mother. I accompanied them to the hospital and the embassy or simply sat with them in the dining room, at the pool, and in hotel rooms, sharing their joys and sorrows over...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 33–64.
Published: 01 March 2006
... LEBANON Zeina Zaatari  INTRODUCTION Whereas the mother is the structure and basis for the building of a happy ‘usra (household/family), whereas society is a natural result of a set of con- gruent and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
... clandestinely to Spain. This reading considers a young college student, Faten, who is affiliated with the Islamist Party. She flees the secret police and heads to Spain. This reading takes into account Halima, the mother of three young children, whose religious convictions crystallize as she is forced by the...