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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 294–303.
Published: 01 July 2021
... call social services and the police to give the child an identity and convince the mother to keep her child. 8. Personal interview with El Baz in Casablanca, January 2017. The ASF was created in 1985 by Aicha Echanna to defend the rights of single mothers and their children. It is still the most...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (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 (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 (2007) 3 (3): 21–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
... stakeholders—journal- ists, jurists, academics, as well as Dani’s lawyer—were critical of women who preplanned single motherhood. One female social work academic cited research showing that children in single-mother families fared worse than their counterparts in traditional families...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
... depiction of female protagonists. Despite facing extraordinary challenges, transported across local, state, and international lines, these final portraits of Islamic sisterhood alongside a single mother’s sainthood enshrine perseverance, intelligence, and devotion within alternative kinships. After grueling...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Craig , and Dumper Michael . 2012 . “ In Defense of Al-Aqsa: The Islamic Movement inside Israel and the Battle for Jerusalem .” Middle East Journal 66 , no. 1 : 31 – 52 . Lavie Smadar . 2014 . Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture . New...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is a result of the strong bonds I developed with the intended 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...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (2): 103–123.
Published: 01 July 2020
... structural forces. Mergan is also somewhat masculinized through seasonal work and odd jobs such as whitewashing villagers’ walls. The narrator describes her as someone who “could do the work of two men” (Dowlatabadi 2007 : 80). This type of gendering illustrates that as a single working mother, Mergan...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., wives, or mothers from their roles as agents of production, all of which constitute their identities. The fact that women may keep their issues private despite changes in their lifestyle should be understood against the public/private space dichotomy described above. Although...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... between Hamidu and Hamida, even their mother was sometimes confused. (30) But how could they be identical twins, or monozygotic twins, since they would have had to develop from one single fertilized egg, have the same genome, and should be of the same sex? Why did someone so medically proficient...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (1): 41–61.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., including their place in Iraq. About the connection between her turn toward Zionism and the Farhud, a young HeHalutz member named Carmela Sasson—who was born in Baghdad, spent some of her childhood in Basra, and came of age under the guidance of her single mother back in Baghdad after her father died...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (1): 147–157.
Published: 01 March 2005
... WOMEN’S STUDIES lim rituals such as the daily prayer or the family gatherings in the months of Ramadan and Muharram. On her mother’s side, Afkhami belongs to a family of strong and inde- pendent-minded women. In the 1920s, her grandmother left her husband and earned a living...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 193–197.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to reminisce over lost possibilities. Th e novel begins when Sara is a young girl and ends when she is a young, married mother. Th roughout, Sara is a collector of memo- ries. She moves through life trying to know and understand her own mother, who left the haara when Sara was very...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 July 2021
.... Though the film’s point of view is offered from one woman’s perspective, audiences are allowed glimpses into the collective lives of other mothers as well. In one poignant scene al-Kateab visits a neighbor and colleague who frequently appears in the film. Their two voices are hushed as they discuss...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... and crime statistics. Single women are much more likely to become criminals than married women and mothers. But even in the modern period, a mother commits crimes most likely for the sake of her children as a last, desperate attempt of her self-sacrifi cing instinct to protect and nourish them (112...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (2): 157–162.
Published: 01 July 2005
... mother. Back in Tehran, she looks very different and stylish, wearing a white wraparound scarf that reveals her black hair. Rahela is a young idealist woman who is freshly out of college. She is, in my view, the most interesting and genuine of the five. She is clearly from a religious...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 50–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... on a 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...