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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 March 2006
... that will appeal not only to linguists but to cultural anthropologists, folklorists, feminists, and anyone interested in the history of gender studies in Morocco, North Africa, and the Islamic world in general. The Tree and Other Stories Abdallah Al-Nasser, translated by...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that has few parallels in Western societies. Kazan is, in a sense, a living national treasure. The study situates Kazan and other Muslim women in a genealogical tree of master calligraphers. It suggests furthermore that some of these women are akin to religious scholars. Finally, the study demonstrates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 126–129.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., feminists, and anyone interested in the history of gender studies in Morocco, North Africa, and the Islamic world in general. The Tree and Other Stories Abdallah Al-Nasser, translated by Dina Bosio and Christopher Tingley. Interlink, 2004. 124 pp...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 368–373.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fatma Belkis; İz Öztat Copyright © 2018 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2018 Do you think a tree knows how many leaves it has? For sure, it has to. —Latife Tekin ( 2013 , 69) Following the Gezi Uprising in 2013, we felt the need to learn from grassroots struggles...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 139–143.
Published: 01 July 2006
.... The family tree (ix), for example, does not include dates 142  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES of birth and death nor the multiple names by which the children were known as offspring of an Iranian-American couple, even though the au- thors acknowledge naming shifts as a key...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... chicken Masala, and we have many lunches under the trees in my garden, surrounded by the beautiful flowers that my neighbor Rod’s been planting to cheer me up! (216). When miriam departs, I’m left feeling disoriented and lost. It’s strange how when you have a disease, you’re dependent on other people...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 374–378.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Visual Conversations—VI (2017). The installation is a photo dialogue on fertility between ten female participants. Arbak initiated the conversation by sending an identical photo of a woman’s hand on the trunk of a tree in a forest to each person, inviting her to send a response photograph. At the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2019
... practiced non-Western healing and alternative rituals, such as venerating female saints, visiting shrines, or undertaking local pilgrimages. Intriguingly, after her conversion, Halima recalls a pilgrimage to a sacred tree in a shrine. Throughout the novella these personal revivals are unexpected because...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and neighbors, and then her more distant neighbors. Th is movement began in the mountains of Lebanon and Syria, on the mountain of the white-haired old man of Lebanon, where the ground is covered with trees whose wood was taken to Solomon the Wise, the same mountain...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 125–130.
Published: 01 November 2006
... children, as the Israeli occupation forces watch. “We’ve taken care of this land for endless generations, our ances- tors have planted and tended these trees, and the settlers have been here a mere two years, yet they claim it as theirs,” explains a frustrated older woman as she makes...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 193–197.
Published: 01 November 2009
... taken from a passage in which the Sheikh speaks of how mulberry trees grow wild without taming and cultivation by human hands. At several points in the novel, Younes equates the Sheikh’s insistence on taming nature with the patriarchal control he exercises, in varying degrees, over...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 343–347.
Published: 01 November 2018
... women as “barren trees” (126). Motherhood is the main source of a woman’s belonging, adult gender identity, marital stability, family relations, and power. As Göknar writes, women “do not belong unless they have a child or until they have a son” (65). Göknar argues that a woman’s decision to seek IVF is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 95–121.
Published: 01 March 2006
... petitions the sea to carry him away to distant places, just as it did the mythical Sindibad. First crashing and then calm, the sea reveals a bewildered sailor who takes the boy on a hundred days’ journey in a day, to the “children’s island” (jazīrat al-atfal). There the child encounters trees and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 68–74.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Levantines’ hygienic practices to his own spiritual experience of resting under an age-old cedar tree. Helfer’s ethnographic narrative outlines the character traits of Easterners, particularly Arab men he observed in Beirut. He notes the troubling comportment of Lebanese men, who, he notes, are not inclined...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 March 2018
... decade in government, moving it in a more religiously and socially conservative direction, especially after 2007. In late May 2013 a mass movement emerged to resist a government plan to demolish a central Istanbul park and its centuries-old trees, but it quickly spiraled into a widespread protest against...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the peasant villages. But because of their position as daughters of a noble and conservative Bedouin who is concerned about the reputation of the girls and women of his family, Fatima and her sisters are rarely allowed outside the compound. Instead, Fatima climbs the Sasaban trees planted near the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 62–86.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 July 2017
... other shepherdesses. In reality, she is simply watching them from the tree in the house’s gated yard, howling in pain and feeling like a puppy whose leg is tied to a wooden bed (19). Fatima’s “authority of imagination” is epitomized in the underground oasis world of the girl Zahwa into which she...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... 2000 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization. Rev. ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux. Ghannam, Farha 2008 Beauty, Whiteness, and Desire: Media, Consumption, and Embodiment in Egypt. International Journal of Middle East Studies 40:544–6...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 39–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... in a greenhouse but like trees that are exposed to storm, rain, or disease. The trees could lose their branches or even partially die, but if their roots survive, they may once again be rejuvenated and re- born. While trying to explore why this rejuvenation becomes impossible for...