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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., naturalness, long braids, and the details of their young lives feel like hands extending to those struggling in the waters of despair. With its Marxist-Leninist political roots, the PKK abjures capitalism. A combatant of the YPJ/YJA-Star units identified as Desine expresses such a view: “I fight for the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 268–274.
Published: 01 July 2016
... reflected elaborate star-like shapes, enhancing the shrine’s stateliness. These reflections further enhanced the themes of this room that represent the marginal and unseen (the silhouettes) versus the central and seen (the shrine). Peering through the arabesque holes into the encasement, you would...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 149–152.
Published: 01 July 2006
... soccer stars, political leaders, a religious scholar, movie stars, and modern greet- ing cards foreshadows Adelkhah’s treatment of a variety of arenas: sports, politics, religion, and television and how each embodies the modernity of Iran. These fields may certainly be diverse, but...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 152–155.
Published: 01 July 2006
.... Reviewed by Eleanor Gao, University of Michigan The best summary of Fariba Adelkhah’s Being Modern in Iran appears right on the cover of her book. The panoply of photos of Iranian soccer stars, political leaders, a religious scholar, movie stars, and modern greet- ing cards foreshadows...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
... marriage contracted on Lebanese soil in 2013, between Nidal Darwish and Kholoud Sukkarieh, reignited Lebanon’s civil marriage debate ( Daily Star   2013b ). The couple, who are both Muslims, one Sunni, the other Shiite, used the old 60LR civil law, dating from the French mandate, to get married with the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... vocalists. By the mid-twentieth century Iranian stages, screens, radio broadcasts, and record stores featured unveiled solo female stars who acted, danced, and sang. No one better encapsulates the mainstreaming of female singers in Pahlavi Iran than Googoosh. While many other contemporary female...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 246–251.
Published: 01 July 2018
... .” Saydiaty.net , June 14 . www.sayidaty.net/node/576071 . Shaabnews . 2017 . “ MPs: Wonder Woman Female Lead Is an Arab-Hating Zionist .” Shaabnews , June 18 . www.shaabnews.com/news-94149.htm . Sommer Allison Kaplan . 2017 . “ Is Israeli Wonder Woman Star Gal Gadot White or a Person...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 442–444.
Published: 01 November 2017
... digital age” (158). He also shows how its focus on gender and sexuality, particularly that of young Moroccan women, is part of the film’s taboo-breaking status and how images of its teenage female star worked to either help or stymie the film’s reception. Similarly, Edwards ties the debates around Taïa’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 445–447.
Published: 01 November 2017
... veil, I felt that her inclusion in the show could not help but rouse political responses. Fortunately, the work of the three remaining artists, Lebanese-born Matar, Iranian-born Tavakolian, and the star of the show, Iranian-American Neshat, offered sophisticated, multivalent, and beautiful...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 104–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Iraqi 35 mm Workshop Short Films. All of them feature themes of childhood and star Baghdadi children, some of whom live in an orphanage featured in the full-length documentary In My Mother’s Arms (dir. Mohamed Al-Daradji and Atia Al-Daradji, 2011), screened at the Arab Film Festival Texas as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 390–393.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-Safir ( The Ambassador ), Al-Akhbar ( The News ), Al-Sharq Al-Awsat ( The Middle East ), Al-Jomhuriyya ( The Republic ), and The Daily Star . References Abdelmutti Nazek , and Hoffman-Goetz Laurie . 2009 . “ Risk Messages about HPV, Cervical Cancer, and the HPV Vaccine...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 91–117.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Islamic fashion shows operate. It is not uncommon to see models in tank tops and short denim skirts weave their way through a crowd of well-to-do, piously dressed women as they exit a five-star hotel lobby after working an Islamic fashion show. This reliance on non-pious models and production...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 98–103.
Published: 01 March 2015
... emasculating political disunity but “gender analysis deepens and broadens historical understandings of how and why the Libyan invasion came to be.” In addition, she demonstrates both the intersectionality of racism, sexism, and nationalism and their instability. As Italy’s military star faded in the face of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Pyramids Road to make room for five-star establishments catering to elite visitors from the Gulf. Many businesses in this zone were owned by Egyptian women and represented a significant source of employment for other women. Thus the Queen Boat campaign was not so much an East-versus-West or Islam-versus...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
... ( Strange Stars Turn to Earth , 2003) have been translated into many languages. She also has published short story collections, including Mutterzunge ( Mother Tongue , 1990) and Der Hof im Spiegel ( The Courtyard in the Mirror , 2001). Her works narrate “diasporic subjectivities” as gendered and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 268–291.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., Anwar, Fahmi, and Bahjat. They lived a comfortable life between the Hijaz and the Levant. Farid and Anwar, with movie-star good looks, entered the diplomatic corps of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and led stylish lives as ambassadors in world capitals. The youngest, Bahjat, pursued an army career but died...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 287–311.
Published: 01 July 2017
... only authorize access to states under mandate to stars [ vedettes ] whose quality as artists has been fully established [my emphasis]. 20 While they came under intensified scrutiny during World War II, artistes had already been the object of three decrees by 1934, when High Commissioner...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Hazbun 2008). Tourism has also captured the attention of academics in the Middle East (Daher 2006, Hazbun 2008). Beyond a purely statistical approach of entries and departures, a growing narrative indicates that Lebanon has entered a tourism boom (BBC News 2009, Daily Star 2010, 2011...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 50–67.
Published: 01 March 2016
...: Tough Guy, Family Man, Cinema Star .” In Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity and Culture in the Modern Middle East , edited by Ghassub Mayy and Sinclair-Webb Emma , 199 – 226 . London : Saqi . Butler Judith , and Athanasiou Athena . 2013 . Dispossession: The...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is “warmly embraced by the Islamists” (5). The (less) popular performers simply could not afford the same choice as the stars. The author argues that this spread of piety in the 1990s enabled the development of “pious markets” for leisure and art. The author weaves in sociopolitical debates in the...