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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2020) 16 (3): 283–306.
Published: 01 November 2020
... L. Austin’s theory of performative speech acts, the article develops a theory of the speaking state to explain the effects of political speech. Ultimately it argues that the politics of “woman making” is central to “the politics of woman killing.” Copyright © 2020 by the Association for Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2005) 1 (3): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... Charaf was informed, the organizers noted, about the existence and plans to broad- cast the tape. But hearing the actual voice of her dead husband, as if still alive and politically active, bore little resemblance to the sober, familiar, contained, and formulaic speech acts of public...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., 210), “Performative humor is the inten- tional, strategic employment of speech acts as a way to maneuver within the conversational context, to create, in performative engagements be- tween conversers, new possibilities for communication, understanding, and ritual.” The nakba-centered jokes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... by Judith Butler (1993). Drawing on speech-act theory, Butler stresses how norms are constituted through repeated patterns of social behavior and speech. This perspective allows me to analyze the way in which the very different representations and self-representations of militiamen in Lebanon...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Kurdistan . Richmond : Curzon . Amy de la Bretèque Estelle . 2012 . “ Voices of Sorrow: Melodized Speech, Laments, and Heroic Narratives among the Yezidis of Armenia .” Yearbook for Traditional Music 44 : 129 – 48 . Arat-Koç Sedef . 2007 . “ (Some) Turkish Transnationalism(s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 112–121.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Erdoğan’s every speech act can (and perhaps should) be analyzed as a tactical move, those widely perceived as such are usually the ones concerning women. For example, in an insightful article the liberal Left analyst Tanıl Bora argued that Erdoğan’s hegemony is derived from his capacity to control...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... between overlapping marginal and hegemonic discourses that are expressed by “inconsistent points of view” (ibid., 30) and an unstable nonunified autobiographical voice. Stover (ibid., 37) notes that black women’s texts often reflect “balancing acts” that characterize self and community and juxtapose...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 117–128.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of hate speech and incitements to racial hatred. Of particular interest for scholars working on the Middle East and its European diaspora is the criminalization of human rights viola- tions that contribute to incitement and which include religion, not only as a freedom of practice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 195–218.
Published: 01 July 2017
... and caesarean birth. The critical discourse and frame analysis, based on online speeches and media articles of these actors from November 2002 through 2014, reveal a remarkable diversity both in the interpretation of Islamic teachings and in a group of actors with similar ideological orientation. The article...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... formation of the Syrian state (Nationality Act and Penal Code). Within this context, investigating the subordinate status of women in both state and society takes into consideration that Syrian national identity is being formalized and established by a state that is officially secular. There is a need...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (3): 183–189.
Published: 01 November 2009
... dependency on global cooperation for profi t that is essential to globalization confi gures retribution for unjust acts—such as religious blasphemy meant to disparage a marginalized religious population through hate speech—on the plane of global capitalist development, as boycott. In another context...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 July 2015
... endeavor and lures the narrative discourse into being. Lacan situates the term enunciation outside the realm of “statement.” Statement is the conscious act of speaking, while enunciation is linked to the intention to speak prior to articulation. For Lacan ( 1977 , 316), enunciation is located...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (3): 489–490.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on homosexuality, or my book on secularism in the Middle East? I dismissed the various options after a short while. Maybe I should wear the hijab on my next trip to the States in an act of solidarity? But that seemed ludicrous as well, as it would just confirm the stereotype of what a Muslim should look like...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 261–285.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of hypermasculinity. Yazidi women’s testimonials describe captors praying before and after each rape (Khalaf 2016 : 148). The rapists seem to have been conditioned to think of God before and after the violation. In its insertion between two embodied acts of ritual veneration, the rape is masked as an act of devotion...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of nightly meetings on the banks of the Tigris River. While they did not speak to each other at the party, the two found common cause in mocking the exaggerated and conceited speeches and poetry readings performed there. Early in the story, the narrator regrets not finding an excuse to avoid the party: “I...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 157–176.
Published: 01 July 2021
... progress and enlightenment. She wrote one of these on request (see Dussap 1882a ), while the other she delivered as a speech in French and later translated and published in the Armeno-Turkish newspaper Tercüman-i Efkâr (see Dussap 1882c ). 21. Writing, on a purely philosophical level, with its...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of Speech: Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant (University of California Press, 2010). She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Copyright © 2011 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2011 This content is made freely available...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 236–241.
Published: 01 July 2018
...; instagram.com/p/yfbDXwkCoZ , January 30, 2015; instagram.com/p/ypOwBgECjN , February 3, 2015. 2. Saudis are among the most active Twitter users in the world, because the Saudi government bans protests and limits freedom of speech. In response to the popularity of the platform, the government established...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to the oneness, “the truth, the essence” of cultural identity in Hall’s ( 1990 , 223) terms. This archaic is not necessarily static or to be excavated from the past. Rather, it is inspired by a common past and performed by a writer as an act of imaginary reunification of a fragmentary present. Cultural identity...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2013
... designated as keepers of memory for the com- munity (Chatterjee 1993, Golley 2004, 526, Moghadam 1994a, 4). The nation’s women were also “the revered objects of the collective act of Faedah M. Totah  mn  3 redemption, and the role models for the new...