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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 127–130.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Asma Abdel Halim Islam and Social Policy , Heyneman Stephen P. , ed. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press , 2004 . 218 pp. Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 BOOK REVIEWS  127 (26-30), one of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2007
... economic independence, challenging the very concept of namus (honor), and at times calling into question the value of the institution of marriage. The column often appeared in proximity to reports of youth suicides. Thus the column and its context allow us to examine the social tensions produced by the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 129–131.
Published: 01 November 2007
... use the word “indigenous” to describe the non-Russian in- habitants of Central Asia who would later be branded “Uzbek.” The term and concept of “indigeneity” have been the subject of much discussion in the social sciences as questions have arisen about the unidimensional relationship between...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 24–49.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nahda Shehada Based on 14 months of fieldwork, this paper examines the influence of social norms, individual agency, and historical contingency on the practice of House of Obedience ( bayt al-ta‘a ) in the shari‘a courts of the Gaza Strip. It argues that the text of Islamic family law is only one...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Kavita Philip The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt , Shakry Omnia El . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2007 . Pp. xii, 328 . ISBN 978-0-8047-5567-2 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lila Abu-Lughod Rather than arguing about whether “Muslim women” do or do not have rights, I suggest that we begin from the premise that the concept of, and the practices around, “Muslim women’s rights” have an active social life today that can and should be studied ethnographically. The kinds of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 78–101.
Published: 01 July 2012
... globally. This paper looks at the consequences of Israeli policy and changing social norms on the Palestinian minority in Israel through the prism of female Palestinian activism in Israel’s economy. In particular, it examines the causes, consequences, and changes in the labor force participation of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... social groupings is scarcely questioned in these works, which focus mainly on the interpretation of practices as political or subversive. In this article, I emphasize the collective and public aspect of transgressions in order to show how transgressive acts participate in shaping collective...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 112–139.
Published: 01 July 2005
... professor of economics at Drew University. Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 112  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES IS PAID WORK THE (ONLY) ANSWER? NEOLIBERALISM, ARAB WOMEN’S WELL-BEING, AND THE SOCIAL CONTRACT...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2006
... public debates that preceded, accompanied, and followed the new Family Law; these debates involved practically all public actors ranging from social, to economic, religious, and political actors and, along with the Family Law, shows that women’s feminist ideas and associations were inserting themselves...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 1–11.
Published: 01 November 2008
... INTRODUCTION Innovative Women: Unsung Pioneers of Social Change Nikki R. Keddie  his special issue is based on papers presented at a workshop on New TIdeas for Middle Eastern Societies: Analyzing Women’s Writings, held...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Claire Oueslati-Porter Industrial Sexuality: Gender, Urbanization, and Social Transformation in Egypt . Hanan Hammad . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2016 . 279 pages. isbn 9781477310724. Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Faedah M. Totah The public visibility and political activity of women remain contentious social issues in the Middle East. Where women are encouraged by the state to be politically active, their ensuing visibility is perceived as threatening to the local male-dominated social order, which in turn...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... behavior in their class-based social circles. Thus we argue that social class and habitus are important for the norms of masculine respectability with a marked difference between lower-class/traditional middle-class and professional middle-class milieus. While family-dependent gay men in the lower class...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... between literary work and critical social history, producing what we may term counterhistories of the Lebanese Civil War and the Partition of India. In both of these novels, a girl upon the verge of sexual maturation sees the eruption of violence in the society around her to be fundamentally analogous to...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 71–101.
Published: 01 November 2006
... discrimination (against Mizrahim in general and against Mizrahi girls in particular) presents a special case of exclusionary social practices in the context of the Middle East. It owes its motivating and legitimizing force to social constructions exhibiting a unique reproduction of the dichotomy between the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 54–73.
Published: 01 November 2009
... families, especially the women. Findings from in-depth interviews with women currently residing in two suburbs of Beirut highlight the repercussions of postwar conditions of economic decline and inadequate social development policies on these families who continually move to new dwellings within the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 36–70.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Paul Amar This article examines how everyday theories of masculinity and vernacular discourses of “masculinities in crisis” play crucial roles in misrecognizing, racializing, moralistically-depoliticizing, and class-displacing emergent social forces in the Middle East. Public discourses and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 181–202.
Published: 01 July 2016
... on different ends of both the social and the Islamist-secularist axes highlight the similarities and differences of intimate concerns and encounters. Urban beauty salons are where publicly debated ideals of femininity and sexuality are visibly manufactured, and those involved have to negotiate new...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 75–98.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Ashraf Zahedi This article examines the history of the veil and its changing social meanings in Iran. Embedded in the meaning of the veil is the erotic meaning of female hair. The symbiotic relations of the “cover” (the veil) and the “covered” (female hair) are central to this history. Iranian...