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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 94–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Schirin Amir-Moazami The Production of the Muslim Woman: Negotiating Text, History, and Ideology , Zayzafoon Lamia Ben Youssef . Lanham : Lexington Books , 2005 . Pp. xii, 213 . ISBN 0-739-10962-6 . Copyright © 2009 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2009 94...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Claudia Yaghoobi Abstract While text-based and cyberspace campaigns against compulsory veiling in Iran have received much attention, Iranian diasporic creative writers have also engaged in this resistance through their writings, but they have remained almost unacknowledged. This article argues...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2016
... tradition.” But we must go beyond the dualistic logic of center-periphery to understand the notion of space in the Beirut Decentrists’ texts. This essay explores the notion of third space as developed by Homi K. Bhabha ( 1994 ), Edward W. Soja ( 1996 ), and Westphal ( 2007 ). Using tools of geocriticism, we...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2018
... that simultaneously embraces and disavows its constitutive traditions and attempts to formulate its own episteme. Living in Egypt, a queer diaspora for a Moroccan, Leftah employs queer male sexuality in a Sufialist text that tells the story of Niʿmat, an Egyptian retired army officer who pursues a love affair...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (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 (2010) 6 (3): 149–182.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Marilyn Booth This essay considers the recent production of texts in English that construct and rely on repeated and homogenized images of Muslim women, focusing on a translated text but arguing for its contextualization within the market of popular memoir. Taking the translation of Rajaa Alsanea’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (2): 32–57.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Erdağ Göknar This essay compares and contrasts Turkish author Halide Edib’s novel The Shirt of Flame (Duffield & Company, 1921) to the second volume of her memoirs, The Turkish Ordeal (The Century Company, 1928). Both texts have female protagonists and parallel plots and take place during...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 22–47.
Published: 01 November 2006
... to the inherent violence that accompanies the new social role she is being thrust into as a woman—this is achieved through the presentation of the narrative from the character’s “naïve perspective.” These and the other literary strategies in the texts destabilize what is anticipated in the predominant war...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (2): 51–77.
Published: 01 July 2012
... this ambivalence in relation to the texts’ interpellation of a homosocial public of female Muslim readers in order to raise questions about certain theoretical conceptions of the modern “public” and “private” spheres. Sara Pursley is a doctoral student in Middle East history at the Graduate Center...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 54–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Hina Azam The American Muslim landscape is suffused with mosque bookstores, independent book distributors, online retailers, and convention stalls offering English-speaking Muslims Islamic advice texts on a wide array of topics. Common among these popularly oriented writings are titles pertaining...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... challenging for the ethnographer to transmit in his or her writing about culture. I argue that we can read The Tent as ethnographically informed primarily because of the complex way in which al-Tahawy incorporates authentic poetry into the text and that this usage allows her to represent poetry...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 March 2017
... androgyny,” is both an innovation and a restoration. Many ancient religious and mystic texts from across the world held very similar views, before patriarchy prevailed and history became dominated by the voice of the few, turning sex/gender into a privilege or a limitation. The Saadawian androgyny...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2006) 2 (3): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2006
... makes her text part of a general critique of the rapid sociocultural transformation of modern urban society, linking it to a presumably biological but essentially social definition of women as mothers. Cyrus Schayegh is an assistant professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the American...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with former militiamen from the Lebanese press, an autobiographical novel, and a play about the war, this paper examines the link between debates about memory and responsibility on one hand, and contentions over norms of masculine behavior on the other. The texts suggest that some Lebanese artists privilege...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... creation by Fatima, who creates her own authorial double, Zahwa. Neither submissive madwoman nor her creator’s wretched double, Fatima adopts strategies that offer us a guide to the necessary (if risky) creative methods of the woman “desert writer.” These methods rely on deep-diving into text and subtext...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the homoerotic and heterotopic aspects of Ayyub’s writings, even if they mention his depictions of physical attraction between men. Rather than read these fictional texts as sociological studies of sexual sensibilities, the article assumes that they tapped into and reflected psychological and social dynamics...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (2): 135–156.
Published: 01 July 2019
... Egyptian texts. It does not insinuate homosexuality as inherent but instead locates possible Arab cultural engagements with women’s queerness that have been overlooked. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 Golden Era film queer-of-color critique queer...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 261–285.
Published: 01 November 2019
...miriam cooke Abstract This article analyzes recent Iraqi texts, some authorizing and others condemning rape as a weapon of war. The focus is on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) perpetrators of sexual violence, their Yazidi victims, and two women’s demands for reparative, restorative justice...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that is knowable to itself.” Johnnie Stover ( 2003 , 28, 15), who highlights a “countergenre” in black women’s autobiography that ties the “self” to family and community, argues that such writings introduce a “unique communicative text that expresses resistance.” Abouzeid’s text can similarly be read as caught...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (3): 133–136.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and the study of travel writing as she tackles a corpus of 100 texts by women writers. She sets out to explore cross-cultural transfer, its successes and failures, as seen through autobiographies, travel writings, and memoirs written by women who engage with questions of identity, culture, and women’s...